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If You Can Shoot A Rifle,You Can Shoot A Crossbow

Take an elongated stock (like a rifle stock) and mount a bow sideways on it. Add a mechanism that holds the drawn bow string, and a trigger mechanism that permits the string to be released, and what you end up with is a crossbow.

A compound crossbow is the modern version and is very similar to an upright compound bow that uses a pulley system. When the draw string is pulled back and locked into place, you end up with a great deal of energy ready to be released.

When hunting larger game with a crossbow, you will need a bow with a draw weight of 175lb. or more. This will provide the raw power to penetrate into the kill zone of the animal. Some 175lb. crossbows fire bolts at 300fps or more. The average man can cock a 150lb. crossbow. A 175lb. pounder will require a bit more muscle. Many of the new crossbows on the market feature a foot device to help during this procedure.

If you are into the really big game like moose, grizzly, and buffalo, you should go to a 200lb. draw bow. A 200 lb. draw weight can offer you bolt speeds up to and exceeding 330 fps. More speed, more power. Because of the inherent danger inherent in shooting one these majestic creatures, it’s wise to work your way up to them. You cannot afford to miss a grizzly at forty yards out. It will probably take you a minimum of 5-10 seconds to get ready for a second shot. A grizzly can cross a football field in roughly 6 seconds. You might not have time for that second shot.


Survival Self Defense - How to protect yourself and your family
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