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Tips on Using Crossbows For Hunting

By Edited Jul 3, 2015 0 0

People have used Crossbows For Hunting for many years now, in fact, the crossbows have been in existence for centuries. Hunters like these for hunting, because it brings them more up close and personal with their prey compared to hunting with a rifle. This is mainly because the crossbow has a much shorter range than the rifle does as far as an accurate shot goes. Some tips are below to help any hunter perfect his ability to aim at and kill his prey in the right manner.

The hunter's draw weight needs to be set on maximum with using both hands to pull back on it. This will provide the right amount of force to make a clean and deep kill. The hunter wants the arrow to go deep enough into his prey to kill it quickly, and humanely and not just wound it. A wounded animal is dangerous for all around it.

Even though the crossbows have sights similar to rifles, there is a slight difference in how the hunter has to set and utilize the sights. Three sights should be set by the hunter one for 20 yards, one for 40 yards and one for 60 yards. This is because the Crossbows For Hunting are only accurate up to about 60 yards away from the prey. Unlike a bullet that travels at a higher velocity, and stays relatively at the same height through the shot, the Crossbow Arrows will drop some throughout their path. This needs to be accounted for in how close the hunter can get to his prey.

Some people find that it is helpful to use some type of support to steady the crossbow. The purists may argue this fact. A tripod or even a fallen tree could provide enough support that the hunter's hands would not shake while aiming his weapon. Since the accuracy of the crossbow does not equal that of a rifle, any slight movement could negatively affect how and where it hits the prey. This could mean the difference between a kill and just wounding the animal.

All the parts on the crossbows should be checked periodically for wear and tear. The main part that could wear is the string. Proper lubrication of the rail with graphite powder will help the string last longer. The hunter should replace the string as soon as any wear and tear is noticed.

The last thing that needs to be discussed is proper storage for arrows. They should be kept in a quiver that has snap-in slots for them. The quiver should also have some foam padding for the tips to fit into for protections. This will keep the tips from accidently becoming bent.

The hunter that follows the above tips for using Crossbows For Hunting will be well on his way to perfecting his skill. He needs to remember that the goal is a clean quick kill that takes place without any problems.



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