As with any animal, a crossbow shot to the brain provides an instant and clean kill. Since deer have a smaller head, and the brain itself is only about three inches long, any shot to the top of the head results in a hit to the brain. For the same reason as the shoulder region though, it’s also a tough target.
How fast does a crossbow kill a deer?
Crossbows shoot arrows at speeds very similar to that of a compound crossbow; typically between 300 and 400 feet per second. That is a far cry from the 2000+ feet per second typically seen with a deer rifle. With slower speeds come more arrow drop.
Can a 150 lb crossbow kill a deer?
With little exception, any crossbow in that range should be adequate to kill a whitetail deer at moderate ranges. That said, most of the better hunting crossbows are in the 150 to 175 pounds range, with a few topping out over 200 pounds.
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 big is a deer kill zone?
Common estimates are 8″ to 9″ diameter. Of course, the measure is the “kill-zone” from ground level and broadside. Size changes in accordance with angle and/or height.