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Expand Your Hunting Horizons with Crossbows

 

Expand Your Hunting Horizons with Crossbows

By Craig Lamb

Crossbow hunting adds another dimension to the hunting experience

You’ve mastered archery hunting and find it equally as challenging to aiming and pulling the rifle trigger. There are seasons and applications for rifle and archery hunting, and you are seeking the next challenge in the sport.

Until not long ago choices were — well — more of the same.

tenpoint-venom-crossbow-package-tThat meant either taking aim with a compound bow or the rifle. But today, hunters can find a pleasing combination of both methods in crossbows.

Many hunters are discovering that the reality of crossbow hunting is different than the perception — and that’s a good thing!

First, crossbows provide more opportunities to hunt in expanded archery seasons; they’re also ideal for youths, women and anybody with aging bones and muscles or joint problems.

What a hunter lacks in upper body strength may be compensated for with the cocking capabilities of the crossbow.

If you can fire a rifle, then you can fire a crossbow and with seasons expanding in some states, hunters can find them very liberal on tag availability for this specialized technique.

By design, compound bows are somewhat similar to crossbows. The bow limbs are just designed smaller and attached to a stock. Arrows are shorter yet travel near or in excess of compound bows.

Probably the greatest difference from vertical bows is that they don’t require continuous muscle power to maintain tension before taking a shot;  fully cocked, the bow remains ready to shoot until trigger release.

One of the best examples of how far crossbows have come is the lineup offered by TenPoint Crossbow Technologies. And it doesn’t just stop with the bows. The company offers a complete line of arrows, accessories and related gear perfect for avid outdoorsmen as well as lady and youth hunters.

Cocking a crossbow can be strenuous, dampening the benefits of using the weapon for many hunters without strong muscles. But thanks to tenpoint-xtra-crossbow-package-tthe groundbreaking, patented cocking technology from TenPoint, that’s  not an issue.

The company offers several cocking options including the user-friendly ACUdraw — sans dangling parts.  It is the most user-friendly and practical

The patented ACUdraw is the most user-friendly and practical solution available on the market today for cocking a crossbow effortlessly and accurately. The ACUdraw is Fully integrated into the stock, with no dangling parts, it requires only the strength of the average person’s index finger to operate — allowing hunters of all ages and physical abilities to enjoy the great experience of bowhunting.

TX-Deer-06-078-199x300The company’s ground-breaking, patented ACUdraw 50 takes traditional rope-cocker devices to an even higher level. The cocking device integrates into the buttstock, with the ropes storing inside the unit’s housing alleviating the need to keep up with ropes.

While a crossbow isn’t a rifle, it can add greatly to your hunting experience. And the ability to share the sport and pass it down to young hunters makes them a welcome addition to your outdoor experience.

Your archery season might already allow crossbows, but adding another gear category brings more opportunities and challenges. Be sure and check regulations for crossbow hunting seasons and regulations in your state.

TenPoint Crossbow Technologies is a world-class manufacturer of archery products recognized as the industry-standard for safety, precision engineering, durability, performance and power. Tenpoint is committed to the care and conservation of our land, water and air;  the humane and responsible management of our wildlife; and the preservation and expansion of recreational shooting and hunting. For more information or to locate a dealer near you, visit www.tenpointcrossbows.com or follow them on Facebook and Youtube.

 

Original Source: Sportsmans Lifestyle.com

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