Recurve vs. Compound Crossbows: What’s the Difference?

Recurve or compound? It’s probably the biggest debate in the crossbow world and hunters will defend their camp to a fault. At the same time, most hunters are biased towards the type of crossbow they shoot, making it difficult to get an objective opinion on which is better. The truth is there are excellent recurve … Read more

Pistol Crossbow Hunting Tips for Beginners

Over the past couple of decades, there has been an increasing interest in hunting with crossbows. They’re easy to use, fun, and most importantly, something different from shooting a rifle or conventional bow. Adding another dimension to the sport is pistol crossbow hunting, which utilizes chopped down versions of the full-size crossbow models with a … Read more

Nine Tips That Will Make You a Better Crossbow Hunter

Crossbow hunting has soared in popularity as more people are discovering just how easy and fun it is. However, it’s important to understand that shooting a crossbow is different than firing a rifle or even a conventional bow, with the experience lying somewhere in between. These crossbow hunting tips will help you to have a … Read more

A History of Excalibur Crossbows

If you’ve spent much time talking to crossbow hunters or have wandered through a sporting goods store, you’ve probably heard the name Excalibur Crossbows. As a leader in the recurve crossbow market, their name has become synonymous with quality. However, their reputation today belies their more humble beginnings, and a look back at the history … Read more

Learn About Crossbow Broadheads

As you get into crossbow hunting, one of the first choices you’ll come across is what kind of broadhead you want to shoot. All broadheads are designed to cut a wide path in their target, resulting in maximum blood loss (for a quick, clean kill) and a strong blood trail for tracking the wounded animal. … Read more

A History of Barnett Crossbows

What name do you think of when you imagine the best crossbows? Chances are, that name is Barnett. Barnett Crossbows has been manufacturing some of the finest ones on the market for over fifty years now, and they’ve also developed some of the most important innovations in the field: the crank cocking device, the break … Read more

How to Mount a Crossbow Scope

Crossbow scopes can add a whole new dimension to your hunting experience, allowing you to see greater distances and with higher fidelity. While scopes come in all sizes, prices, and magnifications, the ways they mount to the bow are quite similar. Even the best crossbow scope still won’t function if it’s been mounted improperly, so … Read more

A Guide to Arrow Nocks

If you’re a novice crossbow hunter, you probably haven’t put that much thought into what type of arrow nocks you’re using. However, your crossbow most likely requires a specific kind of nock to be fitted on all of your crossbow bolts to work properly. You should be able to find this information in the instruction … Read more

How to String a Crossbow

Given the amount of tension a crossbow is designed to hold, restringing one might seem a little intimidating. However, you should actually restring your crossbow every 200-600 shots, which is fairly often if you do much shooting. Even the best crossbows will need this sort of maintenance, luckily it isn’t all that difficult. Why You Need … Read more

How to Sight In a Crossbow Scope

You’ve purchased a new crossbow and are ready to take it out hunting, but first you’ll probably need to get it sighted in. Even the best crossbow scopes will not be accurate until you go through the sighting in process. Knowing how to sight in a crossbow scope is an important skill for any hunter, as accurate … Read more