Hey BillyCan you guys suggest what is the best crossbow for deer hunting, i am new to thins so can you also explain the difference of crossbow and compound crossbow, which is better?
Everyone on the forum was a one time poster. Cut the guy some slack.One-time Poster Billy;
It makes no difference on the weapon. The real difference maker is wearing the right camo pattern, screaming out his nick name, shooting arrows with suction cups on the end, followed by screaming BBD (big buck down). Chicks dig it too!
I used to hunt ducks with friends, guns and ducks, but very new to archery.Don't take it personally. Crossbows get people's panties in a wad for some reason. Welcome to the forum, are you new to hunting in general or just new to archery?
Check out the first link buckbull posted, it has some great info to get an idea of the differences.
I purchased a stryker stykezone380 for my son a few years back. He is right handed and legaly blind in his right eye, it has been a real struggle for him to become proficient with a bow and he loves hunting. I agree with Umpqua Hunter, they are marginally better than a modern compound. The biggest advantage that I see is the lack of movement not having to draw it back and spooking game. Conditions would have to be almost perfect to attempt a shot beyound 40 or 50 yards.Thank goodness for crossbows, they let me still hunt my last Wyoming elk tag after screwing up my shoulder. A crossbow also allowed my wife to kill her first bull ever in Wyoming on a hunt she still excitedly talks about today. I called in six bulls to her in an hour that morning.
The negativity some people have with crossbows makes you think they must be lasers that you can kill game at 4.5 miles with no wind or elevation correction. In reality they give marginally better performance than todays compound bows and as a disadvantage are a pain in the neck to pack around on a spot and stalk hunt.
We went with an Excalibur and are very happy. Recurve limbs, no timing issues, very easy to maintain and repair on my own.