Crossbow Crazy? Read This Before Buying One


Crossbow hunting’s ubiquity has surged as of late in North America. This expanded notoriety has carried with it an expansion in both the quantity of crossbows accessible available and also the components and technology accessible to seekers in the market to purchase crossbows. This essay aims to help “simplify” the process of choosing the best crossbows under $500 for you by focusing on three essential tips for choosing the right hunting crossbow.

Of course, crossbows are not permanent items, will last forever. You cannot just buy and think it will stay in excellent condition without any effort on your part. Just like any complex tool, crossbows also require regular maintenance each time. You cannot leave the device laying outside in the rain or dust and do not attempt to prevent rusting if you want to use it for hunting or fishing.

Below I have sort listed few points which are all going to be essential in some form in the maintenance process. So please do have a look!

Tips and Guidelines:

Use oil on certain parts

Like any other tool or equipment, Barnett crossbows require oil lubrication to safeguard it to avoid rusting. There are plenty of moving parts on a crossbow to keep it last longer and functional. You can grease up it’s every moving part to avoid friction to keep it working smoothly.

Do not dry fire or leave it loaded all the time

Although this is more of safety tips but this will keep Barnett crossbow from breaking prematurely. Dry firing the crossbow can cause damage to the action. So never do this. Also, you should not leave the device loaded because this will injure or break something.

Keep dust off the device

Dirt and dust are the biggest enemies of equipment including electronics and firearms. Therefore, it should be your concern that you keep it away from them. Dirt and dust are responsible for high friction which eventually damages the device. So try to brush out of dirty areas to keep it as clean as possible.

Always inspect the device

Cracks are the huge danger for the Excalibur crossbows. Thus, you should never use that device which is a defect or crack. For crossbows, cracks in the handle are not a big deal. However, cracks on the body of the device can potentially send to the hospital. Hence, always make a crossbow fixed before using it as soon as cracks are discovered.

Store it in a safe place

Every equipment or firearms need to be kept in a safe location. All of this equipment need proper care and maintenance which will make these more durable. Although keeping Barnett or Excalibur crossbow in its suitable location is not always possible, but still, you should consider storing it. Otherwise, it will not assist you properly as it was supposed to be.

One of the most common mistakes crossbow hunters make is buying the wrong crossbow for their body type. Hunters commonly assume that bigger and faster is better and end up with a crossbow that they cannot comfortably handle. If you have a smaller stature a lighter more compact bow is probably the way to go. I strongly recommend handling a crossbow before making a purchase. Even if you plan on buying online, visit your local retailer and handle the bow you are thinking about buying. If possible, try to cock and fire the crossbow a few times so that you get a feel for the weapon. Also, remember that the type of hunting you plan on doing may impact the right bow for you. If you are walking miles on the trail each day, a few extra pounds on your bow can add up.


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