How many shots is a crossbow string good for?

With proper maintenance of the string and the crossbow itself, the string should last a minimum of 100 shots, with several hundred shots not uncommon.

What is a buss cable on a crossbow?

A Buss Cable looks like a (Y) and is the cable on your bow that connects the bottom cam to the top limb and on the top cam the buss cable connect the cam to the bottom limbs.

What is the purpose of cables on a crossbow?

Registered. To answer more simply: The cables are there so the string isn’t the only thing holding the limbs together when the bow is fired. Without cables, the string would have to be strong enough to contain all the energy from the limbs that isn’t dissipated by the arrow.

How often should you change the string on a crossbow?

every two years
We recommend changing the string and cables on your crossbow every two years. NOTE: Always replace both the string and the cables when having them changed.

What is a riser bow?

The bow’s riser is the “middle” portion of the bow which contains the grip and is attached to the bow’s limbs. Most compound bow risers are made from aluminum and are either forged or machined.

What are compound bows used for?

In modern archery, a compound bow is a bow that uses a levering system, usually of cables and pulleys, to bend the limbs. In general, compound bows are widely used in target practice and hunting.

How often should you change crossbow string?

We recommend changing the string and cables on your crossbow every two years. NOTE: Always replace both the string and the cables when having them changed.

What is a mini-crossbow?

Technically speaking, mini-crossbows seem to live in a niche of their own. These crossbows usually have a lower draw weight and a simple pull loading method. Shoots 160 FPS up to 40 yards. If you’re looking for something a bit smaller than our pistol crossbows listed above, this is your jam.

What is a pistol crossbow?

Essentially the whole point of a pistol crossbow is mobility and, at a nefarious level, concealment. Their lighter weight makes them easier to carry over longer distances, through thick brush, or in tight confines. Compared to a full-size crossbow, they’re less accurate and produce less power but they make up for that in their size advantages.

How many arrows are in a 50 pound crossbow?

Pistol grip handle Includes 15 arrows With a moderate 50-pound draw, this pistol crossbow somehow manages to pack a whopping 150 feet per second bolt speed. Like most mini crossbows it is a direct draw system but the lower draw weight makes it much more reasonable to draw than the 80-pound models.

What is the bolt speed of a hand crossbow?

Most pistol crossbows tent to hover around the 80 pounds mark. This draw weight, depending on many factors, can usually result in a bolt speed of 100 – 200+ fps. Don’t be fooled – size does matter when it comes to hand crossbows.