Take Advantage of Crossbows to Improve your Hunts
by Craig Lamb
The list of states allowing or considering the use of crossbows during archery season continues to grow, and that means longer seasons and more chances for success when hunting whitetail deer and other big game.
But the advantages don’t stop there. If you are thinking about adding a crossbow to your hunting arsenal, consider these advantages that make crossbows more effective than vertical bows.
Ready, aim, fire
Machined triggers, polished-aluminum bolt rails, polymer stocks and hi-quality optics are all rifle parts, right? Think again. Thanks to innovations from manufacturers like TenPoint Crossbow Technologies and their affiliated brands, bow hunters are enjoying some of the technological advances that have made the leap from firearms.
Thanks to the similarities in working parts, beginning crossbow shooters can achieve a level of accuracy in a few hours that traditional bow shooters require weeks, months or even years to attain. That means less time getting acclimated more time spent on woodsmanship, hunting and generally being outdoors.
As soon as the crossbow is loaded with a bolt (or arrow) it is ready to fire. Although you still need to focus on getting your setup dialed in, and on accuracy, once fully-cocked, you just pull the trigger. That gives a clear advantage to the crossbow when stalking wary big game animals. You no longer have to worry about precious seconds to draw with a compound bow — and that translates into less missed shots.
The crossbow’s rifle-like handling sum up to give it the edge in accuracy. Shots are shorter — on average around 40 yards — but the first one can count more in many hunting situations.
Use the same shooting stick or treestand rail for a crossbow and rifle. Optics provide yet another clear advantage for the crossbow. Like a rifle, you can add a sight or scope to the crossbow to dial in your accuracy — and lethality. All this gives you a better chance of a clean, ethical kill on the first shot.
Extend Your Season
If you are a rifle hunter, a crossbow is a perfect way to extend your hunting season and opportunities. As a rifle hunter your season begins earlier. You have more opportunities to tune up for the gun season by hunting in the archery season.
Aging outdoorsmen losing muscle mass or with joint problems can hunt longer, since the pull weight required for using a vertical bow, and especially a compound bow, requires strong muscles and an overall toned body.
Today’s technologically advanced crossbows can add years to your hunting life. That is because cocking a crossbow isn’t as difficult as it was in the past. See the proof with these cocking devices offered by TenPoint.
Regardless of your age, gender, experience level, physical condition, or if you are just looking to add another challenge to your hunts, crossbows offer advantages worth considering.
TenPoint Crossbow Technologies is a world-class manufacturer of archery products that are recognized as the industry-standard for safety, precision engineering, durability, performance and power. Tenpoint is committed to the care and conservation of our land, water and air, the humane and responsible management of our wildlife, and the preservation and expansion of recreational shooting and hunting. For more information or to find a dealer near you visit www.tenpointcrossbows.com or follow them on Facebook and Youtube.
Original Source; Sportsmans Lifestyle.com