Finding the Right Crossbow
As far as crossbow hunting goes, there is no one-size-fits-all kind of a crossbow.
14:03 25 February 2019
Experienced hunters know the importance of using different crossbows for different situations and understand how choosing the right crossbow for the setup improves their odds of scoring a kill. In this article, we will take a brief look at two main hunting setups in practice today and the kind of crossbows that work best in them.
Ground blinds have always been an attraction among a sect of crossbow hunters, particularly ground-bound hunters who prefer to hunt their game at lower altitudes.
With ground blinds as your hunting setup, there’s no doubt you can remain concealed and safe inside a unit which are very difficult for animals to spot. Compared to a tree stand, which comes its own shares of pros and cons, ground blinds offer some clear benefits of which some stand out.
Usually placed anywhere near the water hole or food plot, these blinds are great choices for taking long-range shots. Ground blinds provide more mobility and safety than treestands, and allows them to focus on aiming and shooting the prey with great accuracy, inspiring confidence.
The ability to use crossbows especially the ones with longer limbs is also one clear advantage of blinds over treestands. Blinds have enough room for these crossbows to be tucked away, so it’s basically upto the hunter to decide where to stow his hunting equipment inside the blinds.
A setup like blinds warrants larger crossbows that come loaded with more power. Designed to cover more distance, these crossbows are capable of touching impressive speeds with no compromise on accuracy, have a racy flare and deliver solid performance regardless.
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Hunting from a stand attached to a spot several feet up the tree is more thrilling than pursuing it from the ground, and gives you a clear view of the game.
Being able to get up close to a game to hunt it is great and allows you to kill it before it gets too far, boosting your odds of a successful hunt.
That being said, treestands clearly has one big disadvantage that disadvantage that has most hunters complaining: lack of room. Treestands make hunters feel cramped for room, affecting their choices of equipment as well.
With little space to move around freely, hunting with long limbed crossbows is out of question with treestands. Hunting from a tight space barely leaves any room for you to take a comfortable position with your crossbow and makes it very hard to ensure that its limbs and cams don’t strike any object after the shot is taken. And that makes only compact crossbows with a small profile suitable for an adventure sitting high in the tree.
Compact crossbows can fit well within the small confines of a treestand without you having to worry one bit about their limbs meddling with with the shooting rails of the stands. Thanks to their small design, these crossbows are a lot easier to carry; all you need is a rope to haul them up to your hunting spot in tree.