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