Bowhunting & Crossbow Hunting: Power & Range, Scope Mounting, Sight-In, Accuracy & Barnett Crossbows.
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Crossbow hunting is becoming quite popular in the United States today for the simple reason more and more states are recognizing hunting crossbows are an effective piece of archery equipment for hunting and no more, despite all the bad rumors that hunting crossbows could wipe out deer herds. The State of Ohio was and still is an excellent long term study for this, with very long Archery seasons and still after many years of this practice of Deer management, Ohio still has many record book Buck kills to offer and still plenty of Deer to hunt.
Hunting Crossbow Range:
To hunt with a crossbow, it still takes hunter skill to get within range of a deer and this range is under 40 yards, not an easy feat by no means for any deer hunter. A hunting crossbow shoots an arrow the same as a handheld bow, these arrows travel at the same speed no matter what they are launched from and all arrows are subject to the same forces of nature no matter what, which in turn is all about trajectory of the arrow, which determines effective hunting crossbow range.
World's Most Popular Hunting Crossbows:
To go crossbow hunting you need a hunting crossbow, Barnett Crossbows, Excalibur Crossbows, Horton Crossbows, Parker Crossbows and Tenpoint Crossbows are the most popular in the United States for deer hunting, however these crossbow manufacturers have a very large worldwide following as well.
Hunting Crossbow Draw Weight:
A common mistake and or question for most would be future crossbow hunters is trying to figure out, how much draw weight do I need for the crossbow to be an effective hunting crossbow for deer hunting. It's all about arrow energy not draw weight to have an effective hunting crossbow. The powerstroke length is as just as important for arrow speed as draw weight.
The World's Easiest To Use Hunting Crossbow:
The one thing that confronts many soon to be crossbow hunters is how user friendly are most crossbows. The Barnett Wildcat C5 hunting crossbow is by far one of the most user friendly crossbows out there for consumers as it offers a 300 foot per second velocity with a 400 grain arrow which is more than enough arrow energy at the 40 yard mark to drop a whitetail deer in its tracks.
Next it has an ambedextrious stock that houses an internally built system for adding a crank to cock system that can be mounted for either right or left handed shooters making it a top choice for crossbow hunters even if you have a handicap that limits your use of a crossbow. (Note: Very Popular Crossbow.)
The World's Most Powerful Hunting Crossbows:
The Barnett Predator is a very powerful hunting crossbow that is very accurate, with that said it is still only a 40 yard hunting crossbow, with even the most ideal conditions and its accuracy level good for a hundred yards you would be pushing it a bit for a sixty yard shot on any game animal, under ideal conditions.
The Barnett Predator launches a 453 Grain Arrrow at 369 Feet Per Second, developing 137 Foot Pounds Of Arrow Energy, which by the way is enough hunting arrow energy to stop an elephant, however it does shoot fairly flat out to 40 Yards for a deer hunting crossbow.
The Barnett Ghost 400 is one of Barnetts latest entries into the world of powerful hunting crossbows launching 22 inch arrows at 400+ feet per second, this crossbow is very powerful and flat shooting with only a 185 pound draw weight.
Barnett is one of the worlds most respected crossbow manufacturers as they tend to stay ahead of the rest of the manufacturers in the speed department and their uncanny use of newly developed materials making their crossbows faster, stronger and lighter than their competitors products.
Economical Hunting Crossbows:
Just how much money do you have to spend on a crossbow to have a good crossbow that is dependable? The barnett Panzer recurve crossbow is one of the must rugged less expensive crossbows that I know of for its price range and it certainally has enough arrow speed and energy for taking whitetail deer size game out to 30 yards with no problem.
I personally carry one of these crossbows in a gun case as a back up crossbow in my hunting truck as it is a break-down type crossbow.
The Barnett panzer also has a in-built crank to cock feature that is the same as the Barnett Wildcat C5 crossbow and it is priced ready to go hunting at just under $200.00 most places.
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