Category Archives for "Crossbow"

Crossbow vs Gun – What Makes The Best Survival Weapon?

We all know about the AMC’s post-apocalypse TV series - The Walking Dead - which hits its 8th season on October this year (2017).

One thing we’ve all learned from this popular show is the power of a crossbow in a doomsday scenario…I’m talking about Daryl Dixon's crossbow which has saved him and his fellow survivalists right from the beginning of the show.

And get this from me:

The show has influenced the preppers’ choice of a survival weapon, with a handful opting for the crossbow…yet a handful still swears to guns and cases of ammunition.

The question is:

How does a crossbow compare to a gun in a SHTF situation?

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Recurve vs Compound Crossbow: What is the Best Crossbow for Hunting?

When I was still doing initial research on bowhunting to determine if I should pursue it as a serious hobby, I noticed that many pro hunters prefer to use a recurve crossbow than a compound version when hunting.

I was more familiar with the compound crossbow that time, and during the course of my research, I often found myself asking, why do many hunters choose a recurve crossbow instead of a compound crossbow?

Today I’m going to discuss the major differences between the two types of crossbows and try to give light on why so many bowhunters prefer to use the recurve kind.

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On Shooting Skills: What Is The Effective Range Of A Crossbow?

Are you using a crossbow for hunting? Do you own a crossbow as a hobbyist? Either way, you need to know what is the effective range of a crossbow and how to wield it.

If you’re a bowhunter like me, you know what the ideal range is, but the question is - how do you make the most of what this equipment can do? Based on experience, it’s all a matter of man, machine, and prey (or skill, crossbow, and game).

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How Long Can You Leave A Crossbow Cocked?

Have you ever come from a long day’s hunt with no success, and are left empty handed and with your crossbow still cocked? This is something that bowhunters experience all the time. But now, what should you do with your cocked crossbow?

You may be wondering if just leaving it cocked until your next hunting session is a good idea, and if so, how long can you even leave a crossbow cocked? Luckily, we are here to help you solve all these, and many other questions.

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