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1. Draw Weight

In comparison, the greatest crossbows frequently have a draw weight of 50 lbs. A draw weight of about 150 lbs is suggested for animals ranging from big rabbits to whitetail deer. It is suggested to use a draw weight of about 200 lbs when confronting dangerous animals like bears or moose that could charge you.

2. Let-off

Let-off is a common issue when talking about conventional compound bows. As you get closer to the finish of the draw, the draw weight starts to diminish, allowing you to hold the draw for a longer time. When using a typical bow for hunting, this is crucial. However, with a compound bow, the entire weight is supported by your trigger mechanism. As soon as the bow is cocked, the draw weight is irrelevant. Best crossbows are therefore exempt from let-off.

3. Crossbow Width

For a long time, it was believed that the accuracy was greatly affected by the distance between the points of the recurve arm or the axles of the compound bow. Recent tests support the opposite. Although there is always room for improvement, it has recently been found that this variable doesn’t matter at typical hunting or target distances.

4. Power Stroke

One of the most crucial and little-understood components of crossbow design is this. The distance between the bowstring’s resting position and its completely drawn point is known as a crossbow power stroke. The draw length is the same as it would be with a conventional bow. This is especially true for recurve crossbows. However, arrow speed is always affected by other factors.

5. Speed

The arrow speed, which is measured in feet per second, is the first (fps). This merely shows how quickly the arrow is going, and it is constant no matter how far away you fire. Unlike arrow speed, this measurement reveals how much energy your arrow has transferred to its target.