How far away can a crossbow kill a deer?

A crossbow, like the Buck Commander, can travel up to 500 yards if you shoot upwards in the air. However, it is impossible to hit a target from such a distance. If you’re on a deer hunt, the ideal distance would be from 50 to 75 yards for experienced hunters.

How far can you kill a deer with crossbow?

Summary. If you don’t care about hitting a target, a powerful modern crossbow can shoot as far as 500 yards. If you want to hunt, up to 80 yards is possible for a very skilled shooter, however you should stick to a maximum of 60 yards, and preferably much less than that (30-35) if you are a beginner.

How accurate is a crossbow at 100 yards?

A great crossbow can too.” In my tests, Mission’s Sub-1 recorded 2.85-inch groups outdoors at 100 yards, with broadheads. While not “sub-1-inch,” it’s amazingly accurate, and good enough to nail bull’s-eyes on my controlled practice range.

How much does a crossbow drop at 100 yards?

A crossbow shooting a 448-grain arrow at 450 fps (a scorching fast crossbow) will drop 69.5 inches at 100 yards. That is almost 6 feet of arrow drop. A whole lot can go wrong when the path of an arrow has close to 70 inches of drop. The speed at 100 yards is what can cause problems.

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Is it OK to leave a crossbow cocked overnight?

Do not leave your crossbow cocked for longer than a 24-hour period, as premature stretching of the string and cables may occur, leading to a loss in crossbow performance.

Is 245 FPS enough to kill a deer?

245 FPS is plenty with the right arrow or bolt in this case. We killed deer and elk in the early – mid 80’s with bows that weren’t close to that speed. Accurate shooting with a good understanding of shot placement will be the key, but then it’s the key if your shooting 300 FPS too.

How long will a crossbow last?

A: There is no set amount of time for a crossbow string. Many factors contribute to the life of your crossbow string. The care and maintenance of your crossbow string is a large factor on how long it will last. A good rule of thumb is to change your crossbow string every 2 years but most seem to go 4-5 years.

How many shots is a crossbow good for?

Barnett recommends after every 10 shots. Keep an eye on wear of your strings and cables, loose bolts…..etc. As the string stretches you may have to re-time your cams. Check your arrows before you shoot them to make sure all is well.

How often should I wax my crossbow string?

To keep it in tip-top shape, it’s probably best to wax after every ten shots or so. Another good rule of thumb is that you should be able to feel the wax on the bowstring. It should be a little sticky, and if you’re not waxing often enough, you’ll notice some fraying (known as “wooling”).

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Is it OK to dry fire a crossbow?

In general, it is not a safe practice to dry-fire your crossbow. Your crossbow is equipped with a DFI (Dry-Fire-Inhibitor) mechanism. In the event you forget to load an arrow into the crossbow but attempt to take a shot, the string will be caught by the DFI, which helps to prevent damage to the bow assembly.

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