Essential Accessories

The Top Components and Gadgets You Need for a Successful Crossbow Shooting 

TenPoint’s Invader is ready for action. CREDIT: Courtesy of TenPoint

By Wendy Wilson

It’s a huge world out there.

Some accessories do one thing; others do another. How do you know what you need?

Well, you’ve come to the right place.

Whether you’re a novice crossbow hunter or a seasoned enthusiast, this article will provide you with the top accessories crossbow experts recommend and why you should have them.  Continue reading


Expert Tips to Ensure Your Arrows Fly True—and Nail Their Mark

By Tracy Breen 

The kill is seconds away. You’re locked on, you let loose and watch…in horror as the bolt veers harmlessly into the foliage. Your prey darts into the landscape and disappears forever. If you’re tired of missed opportunities like this one, we have the tuning tips you need to ensure your arrows fly true and hit their mark—even when flying at more than 350 fps. Continue reading

12 Tips for Expert Crossbow Shooting

By Bob Robb

No mistake about it—modern crossbows are sophisticated hunting tools.

How do you load a crossbow? How do you pull its string back? What’s the trigger like? Do they kick like a rifle? Are they noisy? Are they accurate, and at what distances? Do they have power to kill a deer?

When I first started shooting modern crossbows several years ago, I had no idea what to expect. Like many who had never played with them, these tools confused me. I had seen them on TV, but without ever handling one, I wasn’t sure about many things. Was I surprised!  Continue reading

Gear Guide


Crossbones/Crossbow Ground Blind

When you’re in the field for hours at a time, it’s nice to have a place to rest your crossbow while you’re waiting for your prey to come into view.

Ameristep has extended its product line to include the Crossbones/Crossbow Ground Blind. The hub-style ground blind was designed specifically for the crossbow hunter who can enjoy multiple rest options to steady his or her shot, including a multi-position, window bench-style and a hanging cradle-rest system. Comprised of Durashell Plus fabric, which eliminates excess noise with its quiet, weatherproof and wear-resistant material, the blind’s construction is rugged, durable, and provides excellent stability and easy set up.  Continue reading