crossbows

Crossbows or Not? The Argument for Inclusion

I remember my first bow: a handsome recurve with 45 pounds of pull and an effective range of 15 to maybe 20 yards in my hands. I never arrowed a deer with it, but that wasn’t the bow’s fault: Teenage inexperience and youthful impatience assured that the township’s whitetails survived unscathed....

Hot Gear: Horton’s Upgraded Crossbow Packages, Dedd Sled 50

Following up on its successful 2015 launch, Horton Crossbow Innovations responded to customer feedback this year by introducing upgraded crossbow package options for its two-bow lineup, and a new Dedd Sled 50™ cocking mechanism. Horton’s 165-pound reverse-draw Storm RDX™, winner of the 2015 Outdoor Life and Petersen’s Hunting Editor’s Choice Awards, and...

Hot Gear: TenPoint Titan SS Gets Full Makeover

TenPoint Crossbow Technologies unveiled its new Titan SS in January with a top-to-bottom makeover of the company’s all-time best-seller. “Once we shouldered the first prototype, everyone involved in its production agreed that this crossbow was special.” said TenPoint CEO Rick Bednar. “The Titan has been our best-selling model for nearly 15 years. This...

10 Things You Need to Know About Crossbows

Crossbows, by design, are not that complicated. In the simplest terms, a crossbow is nothing more than a smaller vertical bow attached to a stock. However, there are certain aspects of crossbows that must be fully understood before heading afield.

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...