Category Archives: Hunting gear

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How a cross or compound bow works

A lot of people plan for a camping trip or a fishing trip to enjoy with their families or friends. There are other people that plan for a hunting trip, which will last at least a week of fun with friends in most cases. When it comes to hunting, it is more of a man’s sport.

There are two different ways to hunt these days, and that is with a gun. However, that is an easy way to catch your game. When you sit on a rock and see an elk or deer, you take aim and pull the trigger and down he goes. When you use a bow, that is in a whole different world of hunting. You have to be skilled to drop an elk or deer with a bow. You can also hunt with a cross bow which is just like a gun, but it uses arrows.

We will go over what you will need to hunt with a compound bow in this article.

Compound bow

2This is just like an old fashion bow. However, it uses pulleys that increase the pull of the strings, so when you release the trigger, the arrow will be traveling at high speed with knock down power. They come in all different styles. You can get a compound bow for a beginner. This is a real sport that takes lots of practice. The cost of a good compound bow is around 2500 US dollars.

Arrows

When it comes to arrows that you are using with a compound bow, it won’t be like the old style, which is made out of wood. Compound arrows are steel or alumina. When you buy them, it will not have a tip; they are extreme. They will also not have the feather at the end; that will be an extra. You will only be buying a 3-foot steel or alumina rod. They cost around 20 US dollars each.

Tips and ends

You can get all different types of tips and ends; they will have the tripod model or the straight shot tips. They are made of steel, so they will not bend when they enter the animal that you are aiming for. If it hits the meat, you don’t want it to chip the bone.3

Scope

You can still shoot a compound bow without a scope. Most compound bows will have sights that are already on the bow. If you buy a scope, it will give you a better aim. You can find the best crossbow scope in any type of hunting store.