Crossbow Pro

What are the pros and cons of the Bow vs the Crossbow?

This is the 2nd of a series of questions on the Bow. Please back up your answer with an explanation; facts are preferred but I'm interested in all answers.

Crossbows

Pros: They are easy to use. They are extremely accurate, and can be accurately used by a person with as little as two weeks' training. Crossbows can have draw-weights over 1000 lbs, and still be used by the "average" person. They can be left drawn for relatively long periods of time, enabling the user to take very careful aim. They can be designed to be very quiet. They can be used in places a longbow can't -- such as heavy brush.

Cons: They have a relatively low rate of "fire", due to the amount of time needed to load and draw. The bowstring wears out more quickly, because it is dragged down the "stock" of the crossbow while sending the arrow on its way. They are physically much heavier than a longbow, making them more difficult to carry around. In the Modern World, crossbows can be used for hunting purposes only with a special permit (in addition to the hunting license). Also in the Modern World, they are illegal in many areas longbows are allowed, even for target work. The heavy draw-weight crossbows (more than 200 lbs) require special equipment to pull the string back (even "weight-lifter" types have problems with heavy-draw crossbows).

Longbows

Pros: With proper training and good arrows, they are accurate at distances up to (and sometimes exceeding) 100 yards. They can be legally used for both hunting and target work in nearly all places in the U.S.. They can be used at any archery range (so long as the range's rules and by-laws allow them). In most places, a special permit is not required to use them for hunting purposes (other than the hunting license).

Cons: They require an extended period of time for proper training, sometimes up to five years. The user cannot take a lot of time to aim, since they must hold the bow at full draw with their own muscle power. They are not always as effective in heavy brush as other weapons, since the bow's limbs tend to catch on over-hanging branches and in bushes, etc. They are not as accurate as crossbows, since the arrow travels at a slower speed.

There are more pros and cons for each, but there is only so much room here to list them.......

Find Crossbow Pro On eBay Below:

Barnett 78127 Raptor FX3 Pro Crossbow Package with 2 Bolts Adult
Barnett 78127 Raptor FX3 Pro Crossbow Package with 2 Bolts Adult
$759.58
Ten Point Crossbow Bow Eclipse RXC With ACUdraw 3x Pro View 2 Scope Demo display
Ten Point Crossbow Bow Eclipse RXC With ACUdraw 3x Pro View 2 Scope Demo display
$799.00
Horton Crossbow Cam Assy L Hand Hunter HD 175 Max 175 Legend HD
Horton Crossbow Cam Assy L Hand Hunter HD 175 Max 175 Legend HD
$84.95
2018 Parker Thunderhawk Pro Crossbow Package Multi Reticle Scope Free Bolts
2018 Parker Thunderhawk Pro Crossbow Package Multi Reticle Scope Free Bolts
$599.95
NewTenPoint Vapor Crossbow Pkg ACUdraw50 RangeMaster Pro Scope CB13004 74
NewTenPoint Vapor Crossbow Pkg ACUdraw50 RangeMaster Pro Scope CB13004 74
$1,000.00
Hawke XB30 Pro Crossbow Scope SR Illuminated Reticle 12230
Hawke XB30 Pro Crossbow Scope SR Illuminated Reticle 12230
$299.99
Horton Storm RDX w Accudraw Crank System and 3X Pro View Scope NEW
Horton Storm RDX w Accudraw Crank System and 3X Pro View Scope NEW
$1,249.00
FREE EXTRAS Mission SUB 1 Pro Package Crossbow Lifetime Warranty NEW
FREE EXTRAS Mission SUB 1 Pro Package Crossbow Lifetime Warranty NEW
$1,599.99
Excalibur Matrix Bulldog 400 Crossbow Package w HAWKE XB30 PRO Scope
Excalibur Matrix Bulldog 400 Crossbow Package w HAWKE XB30 PRO Scope
$1,217.00
TenPoint Turbo GT ACUdraw Crank Crossbow w Custom Hawke XB30 Pro Scope Kit NEW
TenPoint Turbo GT ACUdraw Crank Crossbow w Custom Hawke XB30 Pro Scope Kit NEW
$1,249.95
TenPoint Vapor Crossbow Package ACUdraw50 and RangeMaster Pro Scope CB13004 7411
TenPoint Vapor Crossbow Package ACUdraw50 and RangeMaster Pro Scope CB13004 7411
$1,899.95
TenPoint Titan SS Crossbow Package RangeMaster Pro View 2 CB16047 7520
TenPoint Titan SS Crossbow Package RangeMaster Pro View 2 CB16047 7520
$699.00
Mission Sub 1 Crossbow in UA Ridge Reaper Forest w Pro Package and Hard Case NEW
Mission Sub 1 Crossbow in UA Ridge Reaper Forest w Pro Package and Hard Case NEW
$1,699.00
TenPoint Shadow NXT Crossbow w Loose Rope Sled and Hawke XB30 PRO NEW
TenPoint Shadow NXT Crossbow w Loose Rope Sled and Hawke XB30 PRO NEW
$1,224.99
TenPoint Shadow NXT Crossbow w ACUdraw Crank and Hawke XB30 PRO Scope NEW
TenPoint Shadow NXT Crossbow w ACUdraw Crank and Hawke XB30 PRO Scope NEW
$1,424.99
TenPoint Stealth NXT Crossbow w ACUdraw Crank XB30 PRO  Hard Case NEW
TenPoint Stealth NXT Crossbow w ACUdraw Crank XB30 PRO Hard Case NEW
$1,649.99
TenPoint Stealth NXT Crossbow w ACUdraw Crank Hawke XB30 PRO Scope NEW
TenPoint Stealth NXT Crossbow w ACUdraw Crank Hawke XB30 PRO Scope NEW
$1,499.99
2018 Tenpoint Turbo GT Crossbow Package with 3x Pro View 2 Scope and AcuDraw
2018 Tenpoint Turbo GT Crossbow Package with 3x Pro View 2 Scope and AcuDraw
$999.99
TenPoint Stealth NXT 380FPS+ ACUdraw RangeMaster Pro Scope Crossbow Package
TenPoint Stealth NXT 380FPS+ ACUdraw RangeMaster Pro Scope Crossbow Package
$1,499.99
TenPoint Shadow Ultra Lite Crossbow Package 3X Pro View ACUdraw CB14018 7522
TenPoint Shadow Ultra Lite Crossbow Package 3X Pro View ACUdraw CB14018 7522
$1,119.99
Killer Instinct KI 360 Realtree Xtra Camo 360fps Crossbow PRO Package 1088
Killer Instinct KI 360 Realtree Xtra Camo 360fps Crossbow PRO Package 1088
$399.95
TenPoint Turbo XLT II Crossbow Package 3X Pro View Scope acu draw demo display
TenPoint Turbo XLT II Crossbow Package 3X Pro View Scope acu draw demo display
$699.95
TenPoint Carbon Nitro RDX RangeMaster Pro complete package
TenPoint Carbon Nitro RDX RangeMaster Pro complete package
$1,199.95
Tenpoint Stealth FX4 Crossbow 3x Pro View 2 Scope Package Acudraw 370 FPS
Tenpoint Stealth FX4 Crossbow 3x Pro View 2 Scope Package Acudraw 370 FPS
$949.95
Ravin R 9 Predator Camo Ultimate Package with case And Hawke xB30 PRO Scope
Ravin R 9 Predator Camo Ultimate Package with case And Hawke xB30 PRO Scope
$1,150.00
New Barnett Raptor FX3 Pro 4X32 Scope Crossbow Package 78127 380fps
New Barnett Raptor FX3 Pro 4X32 Scope Crossbow Package 78127 380fps
$291.00
TenPoint Venom Xtra RangeMaster Pro Wood Stock CB16001 8412
TenPoint Venom Xtra RangeMaster Pro Wood Stock CB16001 8412
$2,998.80
TenPoint Carbon Nitro RDX RangeMaster Pro Mossy CB16005 5412
TenPoint Carbon Nitro RDX RangeMaster Pro Mossy CB16005 5412
$2,158.80
TenPoint Tubro GT 3x Pro View 2 Scope ACUdraw CB16020 5522
TenPoint Tubro GT 3x Pro View 2 Scope ACUdraw CB16020 5522
$1,198.80
Mission Sub 1 Crossbow Pro Package Under Armor Camo
Mission Sub 1 Crossbow Pro Package Under Armor Camo
$1,599.00
Mission Sub 1 Crossbow Pro Package Black
Mission Sub 1 Crossbow Pro Package Black
$1,599.00
Parker Thunderhawk Pro Crossbow Pkg w Multi Reticle Scope
Parker Thunderhawk Pro Crossbow Pkg w Multi Reticle Scope
$599.95


Recently Purchased Crossbow Pro:


2603 carbon express xforce blade pro disruptive camo w crank xbow kit 20309, barnett bar78005 raptor pro str crossbow package, horton storm rdx wdedd sled and rangemaster pro scope new, horton storm rdx waccudraw crank system and rangemaster pro scope new, scorpyd aculeus 460 crossbow 180lb factory kit wxb30 pro in mossy oak new, tenpoint eclipse rcx crossbow package realtree xtra 3x proview 2 scope acudraw, 2018 excalibur assassin crossbow ultimate package upgraded hawke xb30 pro scope, excalibur micro 308 short banshee crossbow upgraded hawke xb30 pro scope , new horton crossbow cables st090 fits legend hd pro 175 , pro metal cobra self cocking tactical crossbow pistol 80lb draw free fast shipp, nib barnett outdoors raptor pro str crossbow 400fps bar78005, tenpoint turbo gt acudraw 50 crossbow wcustom hawke xb30 pro scope kit new, ten point crossbow bow eclipse rxc with acudraw 3x proview 2 scope demodisplay, tenpoint turbo xlt ii crossbow package 3x proview scope acu draw demodisplay, tenpoint carbon nitro rdx rangemaster pro complete package , tenpoint stealth fx4 crossbow 3x proview 2 scope package acudraw 370 fps, horton nh170605524 wpackage 3x proview 2 scope wdedd sled 50, horton nh170605522 wpackage 3x proview 2 scope wacudraw, tenpoint cb170545520 renegade mossy oak country camo 165 3x proview 2 scope, tenpoint cb170545522 renegade mossy oak country camo 165 3x proview 2 scope, barnett raptor pro str 400fps triggertech realtree xtra camo crossbow package, killer instinct ki360 realtree xtra camo 360fps crossbow pro package 1088, tenpoint crossbow technologies rangemaster pro scope, tenpoint crossbow technologies 3x proview 2 scope, tenpoint stealth nxt crossbow wacudraw 50 xb30 pro amp; hard case new, tenpoint stealth nxt crossbow wacudraw 50 hawke xb30 pro scope new, parker thunderhawk pro crossbow package with illuminated scope new, new 2018 barnett whitetail pro str 4x32 scope crossbow package 78004 400fps , horton crossbow cams hunter hd 175 hunter super max 175 legend hd pro 175 mc, mission mxb 400 cross bow with pro package w scope quiver bolts case rope rsdsys, new barnett raptor fx3 pro 4x32 scope crossbow package 78127 380fps , ravin r9 predator camo ultimate package with case and hawke xb30 pro scope, 2018 excalibur assassin crossbow package with upgraded hawke xb30 pro scope, tenpoint cb170174821 eclipse rcx realtree xtra 140 3x proview 2 scope, nxt generation bass pro toy crossbow arbalete, newtenpoint vapor crossbow pkg acudraw50rangemaster pro scopecb1300474, horton crossbow cam assy set hunter hd 175 max 175 legend hd pro 175 m6, killer instinct 350 crossbow pro package with free cocking device, horton vortec rdx crossbow package with proview 2 scope acudraw mossy oak cou, new ten point shadow ultra lite ultralite crossbow cb140187522 pro view scope, mission sub1 crossbow in black with pro package and hard case new, tenpoint stealth nxt crossbow wacudraw crank hawke xb30 pro scope new, tenpoint stealth nxt crossbow wacudraw crank xb30 pro amp; hard case new, tenpoint shadow nxt crossbow wacudraw crank and hawke xb30 pro scope new, tenpoint shadow nxt crossbow wloose rope sled and hawke xb30 pro new, tenpoint turbo gt acudraw crank crossbow wcustom hawke xb30 pro scope kit new, free extras mission sub1 pro package crossbow lifetime warranty new, horton storm rdx waccudraw crank system and 3x proview scope new, parker thunderhawk pro crossbow with multi reticle scope, excalibur micro suppressor crossbow package with upgraded hawke xb30 pro scope, barnett whitetail hunter pro crossbow 380 fps trubark camo, tenpoint carbon nitro rdx crossbow with rangemaster pro scope dedd sled 50, excalibur matrix bulldog 400 crossbow package w hawke xb30 pro scope , killer instinct chrgd 330 crossbow pro package



Comments are closed.