crossbows

The Horton Storm RDX is a reverse draw bow with a trim profile and lethal power. Reducing vibration is key to diminishing sound. As such, don't forget to add noise dampeners to a wide variety of the crossbow's components, such as the foot stirrup and bolt-retention spring.

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;...

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D+DH Innovation Zone: Carbon Express X-Force Crossbow

The Deer & Deer Hunting team always seeks the best deer hunting gear and with the D+DH Innovation Zone you’ll find exclusive insights into the most innovative products for deer hunters. Looking for the best value in a deer hunting crossbow? Check out the new X-Force from Carbon Express. This fast-shooter is packed with...

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Effective Distances for Crossbow Deer Hunters

Debate is rampant about crossbows and distances for deer hunting despite the ample opportunity for hunters to use targets, specific ranges and crossbows to figure out what’s what. Of course, personal ethics also dictate how far bowhunters will shoot whether it’s with a traditional bow, compound bow or crossbow. That personal ethic along with...

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Fears of Crossbows Bringing Harm are Unfounded

Every year or so it seems some state goes through the process of expanding the use of crossbows for deer hunting and then the circus begins with the elephants, clowns, gymnastics and high-wire tension. Where does the latter come from? It comes from all the gnashing of teeth and wailing by “traditional” bowhunters who hate...

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Barnett BC Raptor R: Fast, Light and Ultra-Cool Limb Design

With a radical design that includes reversed limbs and blazing speeds, the new Barnett Buck Commander Raptor Reverse is turning heads as one of the best new crossbows for deer hunting. The reverse draw design helps shift the center of gravity more toward the center just above your fore hand, which will aid in...

Crossbows for deer hunting

For Big Buck Success Always Track the Wind

  Properly adjusting your strategy for wind direction is crucial when hunting mature bucks. We know this, but sometimes, it’s easier said than done. Advancements in hunting technology have made that easier than ever. By Mark Kenyon Smartphone applications such as the Weather.com and AccuWeather apps provide hourly wind direction forecasts and indicate wind...