How accurate are crossbows at 100 yards?
For example recent crossbow innovations have led to speeds up to 500 fps and rifle-like accuracy with less than 1-inch groups at 100 yards.04-Mar-2022
How many shots does a crossbow last?
Reading comments across multiple forums it appears most limbs on crossbows give out at about 1500-2000 shots. And many people experience failures at as little as 500 with cams and strings.05-Oct-2018
How long should a crossbow string last?
A: There is no set amount of time for a crossbow string. Many factors contribute to the life of your crossbow string. The care and maintenance of your crossbow string is a large factor on how long it will last. A good rule of thumb is to change your crossbow string every 2 years but most seem to go 4-5 years.09-Mar-2018
Are crossbows more powerful than compound bows?
There are many things involved here including draw weights power stroke lengths shooting techniques arrow rests etc. but on average modern crossbows deliver more energy than modern compound bows. The difference is negligible however especially when compared to a modern rifle (a .12-Mar-2012
Do you twist a crossbow string?
When you take a string off a bow to twist it left is ALWAYS counter clockwise and right is ALWAYS clockwise. You only need to twist one end on an Excalibur.23-Aug-2018
Can you use chapstick as bow wax?
Should you oil the cams on a crossbow?
Yes. Periodically apply a drop of TenPoint’s Flight Rail and Trigger Lubricant to your wheels or cams and axles when needed. Also lubricate the cam bearings if you have a reverse draw crossbow especially if the bow has gotten wet from being outside.
Can you over wax a bowstring?
Don’t over-wax you will go blind.29-May-2013
How long can you leave a compound bow strung?
Modern recurve and longbows made from synthetic materials can be left strung for up to 3 weeks but should be unstrung for long-term storage. Compound bows can be left strung indefinitely.
How long do compound bows last?
With proper care and maintenance a compound bow should last 25-30 years (if replacement parts remain available) but new developments in technology may mean that you want to retire your bow earlier.