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Arrow Ballistics Calculator – Kinetic Energy, Drop, Speed, Momentum

We strongly recommend reading our detailed kinetic energy tests and guide for more information. The arrow ballistics calculator below will help you determine your arrow’s vertical drop, speed, kinetic energy and momentum, for up to 70 yards out in 10 yard increments. You will need to provide total arrow weight and initial speed for the […]

Crossbow Arrow Drop – Charted Test Results

The laws of physics dictate that what goes up (or forward, for that matter), must come down. But how does this relate to crossbow arrows, exactly? Let’s find out. Also, make sure to check out our Kinetic Energy Chart for considerably more useful hunting information. Crossbow Arrow Drop – Testing Method In order to figure […]

How To Build a Crossbow

I get a lot of questions from people who would like to know how to build their own crossbow (approximately 3-4 questions a week). Most of those people don’t have any advanced tools and would just like to build one using nothing more than common household items. Obviously if you have your own workshop filled with […]

How To String a Crossbow Using a Stringer

Most crossbows you purchase will come with the prod already strung, so you likely won’t need to take any action to start shooting “out of the box.” It’s important to keep in mind, however, that the average lifetime of a crossbow string is approximately 200-600 bolts fired, depending on the manufacturer, the exact model of […]

How Far Can You Shoot a Crossbow?

Important Note: please remember that your arrow travel distance will depend largely on the weight of the shaft/broadhead, as well as the configuration of your crossbow. To get a better understanding of how this will impact how far a crossbow can shoot, see our article: arrow drop – charted test results. So… how far? The […]

Crossbow Safety & Security

Please make sure to read and follow all of our crossbow safety tips below. The best thing you could do is to print this article out and read it whenever you get a chance so that the contents are internalized. Most of all, actively remind yourself about all these security precautions each time you handle […]

Crossbow Maintenance – Taking Care Of Your Weapon

Crossbow maintenance is less demanding than taking care of a regular bow, which sometimes leads people to believe it’s of lower importance. Nothing could be further from the truth; failing maintain your crossbow properly will reduce your shooting accuracy, as well as the lifetime of the individual components. Below is a list of things you […]

Best Hunting Crossbow For The Money in 2017

Use the comparison chart below to choose the best hunting crossbow for the money, according to our experience. We’ve chosen these specific models to provide you with the highest possible diversity of draw weights, FPS, construction quality, ergonomic designs, safety features that are paramount in any outdoor situation, and of course weight – all of […]

Best Crossbow Broadheads

Important Note: please remember that the weight of your arrows can have a significant impact on accuracy and sighting-in. To get a better understanding of how this will impact your crossbow shooting experience, see our article: arrow drop – charted test results. Choosing the best crossbow broadheads is easy if you know the manufacturer’s recommended […]

Crossbow Bolts Guide – Arrows Construction, Nocks, Tips

Important Note: please remember that the weight of your arrows can have a significant impact on accuracy and sighting-in. To get a better understanding of how this will impact your crossbow shooting experience, see our article: arrow drop – charted test results. “Arrows” or “Bolts”? What’s The Difference? Some people refer to the crossbow projectile […]

How To Sight a Crossbow

Important Note: if you are a rank beginner, we strongly recommend that you shoot 50-100 arrows before attempting to sight your scope. You will not be able to properly sight your crossbow if you aren’t capable of shooting tight groups of arrows from a 20 yard distance; “tight groups” means that arrows should be landing […]

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