The Best Crossbows For Hunting and Defense

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How old do you have to be to own a crossbow?

Even if crossbows are legal in your state, you have to be 18 to purchase or possess one. Be sure to check your state’s laws on crossbows before attempting to purchase one.

How far can you shoot a crossbow?

In open space, a well-made modern crossbow can shoot up to 500 yards but not with much accuracy. If you’re an inexperienced hunter, don’t plan on being able to hit anything beyond 60 yards. Skilled and experienced hunters can accurately hit targets at greater distances. It’s critical to practice with targets at various distances to hone your skills. Remember that the farther away the target, the less accurate your shot will be. Even the most skilled bow hunters have trouble hitting targets very far out.

Is it hard to learn how to shoot a crossbow?

Like any weapon, the more you practice, the better you’ll become. Crossbows with self cocking devices, especially cranks, are easier to use. Learning to shoot a crossbow isn’t particularly hard but getting good at it and being able to shoot accurately takes some practice. Using a scope makes it a lot easier to shoot with accuracy. It is strongly advised that you have a good scope on any crossbow you want to use for hunting, especially if you’re a beginner. The great thing about practicing with a crossbow is that it doesn’t cost a lot of money. In comparison, target practice with a firearm can cost a lot per session, especially with ammo being as costly as it is currently.

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