Will a gut-shot deer circle back?

Deer will circle back to the area where they were wounded because it’s their home. Come back later the next day and do another sweep. Only you can determine when enough is enough but at some point you’ll have to accept the inevitable. You may not find the deer.08-Sept-2018

How fast is a crossbow for deer?

As such we recommend that elk hunters stick to 300 FPS or more. For whitetail deer this requirement is lower – any crossbow 250 FPS and up will be a safe pick.

How much does an arrow drop at 40 yards?

Range 40 Yards = 22.40 Inch Arrow Drop. Range 45 Yards = 29.40 Inch Arrow Drop. Range 50 Yards = 37.40 Inch Arrow Drop. Arrow Velocity – 310 Feet Per Second.22-Jan-2012

What is better 100 grain or 125 grain broadheads?

Simply put 100-grain broadheads are not the best choice for most bowhunters. Heads weighing 125 grains or slightly more are superior in almost every way to 100-grain broadheads for hunting and I’ll tell you why.06-Jul-2020

Is there a difference between crossbow broadheads and regular broadheads?

There is not a big difference between Crossbow and Compound bow broadheads. Basically some broadhead producers make some special adjustments and make the broadheads better for a crossbow. Crossbow broadheads are generally heavier than the broadheads of compound bows.19-Apr-2021

What is the best broadhead weight for a crossbow?

Utilizing the shorter and lighter arrows of the crossbow broadheads should weigh 90 to 125 grains. Heavier heads put the balance point too far forward on the arrow causing it to come out of the bow front-heavy. Lighter heads put the balance point too far back on the arrow making it back-heavy.

Can I put any scope on my crossbow?

Rifle scopes can be used successfully on crossbows provided that the scope is a quality optic that can handle multi-directional ‘recoil’ and has features such as adjustable parallax under 100 yards.03-Nov-2021

Do crossbows require special scopes?

Many hunters do successfully mount a riflescope on their crossbow and have good results. However manufacturers design riflescopes for rifles. Crossbows bring different challenges and require different specifications for scopes.

Do crossbows have a kickback?

The crossbow has to recoil back toward the shooter because you are propelling the arrow forward. That part IS simple physics. IME with a reverse draw nearly parallel limb crossbow the reverse recoil is pretty much all you feel.22-Feb-2019

Will a rimfire scope work on a crossbow?

Yes you can put a riflescope on a crossbow. There is some risk that it won’t hold up to the severe ‘forward’ recoil (opposite that of a rifle) that a crossbow thrusts into a scope but still many have been doing it for years.29-Sept-2011