Crossbow Maintenance Is Important

Applying bow wax to the string and cables adds to their longevity.

Whether before, during or after the hunting season, there are important maintenance tips that should be followed to prolong the life of your crossbow. The first thing you should do when you get your crossbow out of storage is remove … Continued


Crossbow Carrying Options

Many crossbow users carry their crossbow with the limbs down and tucked under their arm.

crossbows are still heavy and cumbersome to carry in the field. Most weigh between six and 10 pounds, depending upon their accessory package. The good thing is that several companies are beginning to creatively address this problem.


Customizing Your Crossbow

The author wrapped the crossbow's foot stirrup with rubber plumber's tape to dampen vibration. He also used pipe insulation to raise the stock comb, and swapped out the quiver mount with an inexpensive "top mount" quiver bracket to achieve better balance of the crossbow.

Most of today’s crossbow accessory packages are assembled with the “one size fits all” mentality. Each package comes with the same scope, arrows, quiver and sling. No matter if you’re a 90-pound, 12-year-old girl, or a 200-pound, 65-year-old man; the package is supposed to be 100 percent compatible for all. Unfortunately, in the real world it doesn’t work that way.


Sighting In Your Crossbow

Typical view through a multi-reticle scope.

The most popular sighting system used on crossbows today is the multi-reticle scope. Assuming that you have a basic understanding of how to handle a crossbow, sighting it in is a very easy process.