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How Does a Crossbow Work: A Basic Guide

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Answering, “How does a crossbow work?” seems complicated in that it’s a powerful weapon with exceptional features. However, once you know its anatomy, understanding how they work is far more straightforward than you’d think. As a tool that dates back to the sixth century B.C., they are unique tools for hunting and archery. Quick Navigation Are Bows […]

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How To Repair Crossbows: Need-To-Know Tips

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Learning how to repair crossbows is essential for hunters and recreational archers. Over time, the mechanisms on your rig will show signs of wear and tear. Although you can avoid most issues with proper maintenance, there are many other common problems to consider. Quick Navigation How to Repair Crossbow ProblemsNot CockingNot FiringProperly Cocked and Loaded, but Still […]

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How To Quiet Down A Crossbow

By Shooting Bow

When you’re out hunting, stalking your prey, and taking aim, the last thing you want is for the noise of your crossbow to alert your target and make them move. Even an inch of movement can ruin a good shot and result in an animal getting hit where you didn’t aim. This can cause the […]

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How To Drop A Deer With A Crossbow

By Shooting Bow

If you’ve been trying to improve your hunting skills to such a level that you can expertly drop a deer with a crossbow, but you are not having a lot of success, you may just need a few tips and some words of advice to steer you in the right direction. Learning to drop a deer […]

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What Are the Two Most Common Types of Crossbows?

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Crossbows are one of the earliest weapons invented by men, and they were used in wars since 6 BC. Nowadays, the crossbow retains some of its popularity in hunting, and most hunters appreciate their craftsmanship.The recent models of crossbows have a fixed bow, allowing them to remain loaded. They can be used with traditional arrows, […]

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How Does A Self Cocking Crossbow Work?

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Self-cocking crossbows often get referred to as pistol crossbows. They are more affordable than other types of crossbows, but they also are smaller than the traditional models, such as a recurve or compound crossbow. Ammunition is also much cheaper than that of usual full-size arrows.They are primarily a good choice if you are a beginner […]

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How Far Can You Shoot A Deer With A Crossbow?

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So many of us have asked this question, especially when everything seems so easy on television. It is a question most commonly asked amongst beginners. Hunting deer and wild animals is an entirely different story compared to practicing with a fixed target.Whether you decide to take on wild animals, you should be aware of whether […]

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What is Draw Weight on A Crossbow?

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The speed of ammunition in a crossbow depends on many factors – including draw weight, but also cam dynamics and kinetic energy.Although speed is not everything when it comes to accurate and successful shots, it is quite important. Knowing the draw weight on your crossbow will allow you to determine what type of animals you […]

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