Whether you’re a beginning hunter or a seasoned expert, you can always hone and improve your crossbow shooting skills.
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Improve Your Shooting Skills with These Crossbow Tips
How to Shoot with a Crossbow
Check out the guide below to see how it’s done, and be sure to leave your own shooting tips in the comments!
A crossbow is actually a great weapon for a beginning hunter as they take less strength and skill than a regular bow. According to HowStuffWorks.com:
When using a traditional bow, an archer must draw, aim and shoot in fairly quick succession. The longer it takes the archer to aim, the more fatigued his arm will become, and the less accurate his shot will be.
Being able to aim and shoot quickly requires lots of practice. But if the archer uses a crossbow, he can draw the string — or cock the crossbow — and leave it that way as long as he needs to.
An archer who isn’t very tall can’t use a very long bow. If he isn’t very strong, he also can’t draw the string on a powerful bow. In other words, a person’s size and upper body strength limit the size and strength of the bow he can use.
With a crossbow, though, an archer can use his strongest muscle groups — the ones found in his thighs and buttocks — to draw the string.
A crossbowman can even use tools like levers or cranks to supplement his strength. This means that a crossbowman can use a more powerful weapon than a traditional archer with the same amount of strength.
Check out this Crossbow Arrow Ballistics Calculator HERE!
For some tips and tricks for shooting your crossbow, check out the video by Dustin Warncke below.
Learning how to shoot a crossbow properly can help you hunt for game. It can also help you look for food in the woods during emergency situations.
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Do you know how to use a crossbow? Share your experiences with this survival weapon in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on March 11, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
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