crossbows

Making the Move from Rifle to Crossbow

Fate’s whimsy introduced me to the crossbow. Last November I was a guest at the Hixon Land and Cattle Ranch near Catulla, Texas, invited by Steve Hall, Hunter Education Coordinator for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, to participate in the 2015 IHEA-USA Heritage Hunt. Shooting a crossbow was one of the activities at...

Hot Gear: High End TenPoint Venom Xtra

High-tech crossbow manufacturer TenPoint Crossbow Technologies introduced its new high end Venom Xtra earlier this year, a crossbow is designed for the discriminating hunter, shooting enthusiast or collector wanting the very best. The new Venom Xtra’s stock assembly features a precision-crafted, laminated wood stock, a benchmark for crossbow aesthetics. This classic, heirloom-quality stock – richly...

Hot Gear: Carbon Express X-Force Blade Crossbow

Designed to bring premium performance to entry-level crossbow hunters, the X-Force® Blade™ Crossbow delivers an adaptable fit, repeatable accuracy and 320 feet-per-second in a package that’s 5% lighter than its competition. With high-end features like an extruded aluminum rail, adjustable butt-stock and foregrip, this crossbow combines customizability with enduring performance you can count on, hunt after...

10 Things That Affect Your Crossbow’s Accuracy

Modern crossbows are highly efficient and accurate — amazingly so. Most manufacturers pre-sight their crossbows at the factory before shipping them. When properly cocked with the right bolt and proper shooting mechanics, these crossbows produce consistent bull’s-eyes out of the box at 20, 30 and 40 yards. You might need to tweak them a little...

Hot Gear: Warrior G3 is Affordable, Ready for Deer Hunting

Wicked Ridge Crossbows, regarded by many as the industry’s best value for the money, introduced its new Warrior G3 crossbow in January at the 2016 ATA Trade Show in Louisville, Ky.. The Warrior G3 features a new stock assembly focused on weight reduction and enhanced safety along with a narrower, lighter, and faster bow...

Hot Gear: Safety Harness Specifically Designed for Crossbow Hunters

As crossbow hunting continues to gain popularity across the country, today Hunter Safety System announced the introduction of a new harness specifically designed to address the unique set of challenges that are associated with safely hunting with a crossbow from a treestand. The new HSS Crossbow Harness answers all those challenges in a stylish,...

Find Your Deer with Updated Omni-Brite Lighted Nocks

Two years after introducing its revolutionary Omni-Brite lighted nock system for crossbow arrows, TenPoint Crossbow Technologies has introduced a substantially improved version called the Omni-Brite 2.0. The new three-piece Omni-Brite 2.0 Lighted Nock System consists of a redesigned Nock Receiver with built-in locking clips, an impact activated LED lite stick, and a new transparent,...

Which is Best for You: A Conventional or Reverse Draw Crossbow?

Conventional- and reverse-draw crossbows differ in more than just appearance. Here’s what you need to know to become an informed crossbow consumer. Among the first considerations made when selecting a crossbow involves its draw design. That is, whether to choose one with a conventional or reverse draw. Both types of crossbow have design-specific advantages;...

Ghost 415 Revenant Packed with Awesome Features

Barnett has several new crossbows hitting store shelves this year but the Ghost 415 Revenant leads the pack. Its Carbonlite stock has a pass-through fore grip, finger reminders for safety, and Barnett’s patented carbon riser technology. It is available in black and Mossy Oak Treestand camo. Arrows ride on a CNC aluminum flight track...