Each year more and more people are getting interested in crossbows and as always with demand come supply, with all the models out there it has become increasingly difficult to decide which one to pick. Here you will find some suggestions on choosing the right one for you; unlike bows crossbows are far more forgiving for the beginners since you can always get a rope or a cocking crank, which allows even a child to cock even the most powerful crossbow and the archer’s form is also not a big issue. Most of them also come with the best crossbow arrows for the model in question, although if you will be hunting with yours you may want to buy the proper arrow-heads as well.
Barnett Vengeance Crossbow Carbon BlackDo you want power? The Barnett Vengeance Crossbow is the epitome of power with its Reverse Limb and Carbon Riser Technology. This makes it one of the most powerful and fastest models in the market today and will give hunters a fighting chance for any game. Package includes 3X32 scope, premium quiver, 3"- 22" arrows, field points, and rope cocking device.
If you just want to give this hobby a try, then I suggest you buy a cheaper one for start, such as the Inferno Fury for instance; since it only costs $158 it’s perfect for those who are yet unsure whether they will pick up this hobby. But if you are already sure you will enjoy this hobby, then I would suggest spending a little more and getting a crossbow that you will enjoy even a few years down the road.
Excalibur Ibex SMF Crossbow Kit with SMF ScopeBut if you want something in the mid-price range silent, comfortable to shoot and still pretty fast then I’d go for the Excalibur Axiom. It’s capable of launching its bolts with the speed up to 305 FPS and it does all that with recurve limbs. It will cost you $455 and at this price this is as good as it gets. In my opinion this is the best crossbow for its price.
There are three types of crossbows depending on their limbs. The simplest are recurve crossbows, they are usually a bit less powerful then compounds but that’s not always the case. Then we have the compounds which are usually more powerful than recurves, but they are also heavier in the front section, making them a little harder to aim and also because they are more complex, more things can break. Lastly we have reverse crossbows, they are usually compounds only mounted in reverse, giving them a unique appearance and also this makes them better balanced them usual compounds.
Barnett Vengeance and Horton CB880 Havoc are both examples of reverse crossbows, with Scorpyd being the fastest (up to 425 FPS) I know of. Horton CB880 Havoc costs $519, while Barnett Vengeance costs $826.
Barnett Ghost 400 CRT Crossbow PackageIf you are a speed freak you should also consider Barnett Ghost, it’s capable of propelling the bolt with the speed of up to 410 FPS and is actually quite a good bargain at $830, if you can afford it of course.
Crossbows for Sale UK
There’s more and more people getting interested in best crossbows lately in the UK, but since the best of them are made in the U.S. it’s probably still the best idea to get yours from Amazon. We have provided you with some links, since we have yet to see a decent store for crossbow UK.