Modern crossbows are highly efficient and accurate — amazingly so.
Most manufacturers pre-sight their crossbows at the factory before shipping them. When properly cocked with the right bolt and proper shooting mechanics, these crossbows produce consistent bull’s-eyes out of the box at 20, 30 and 40 yards. You might need to tweak them a little to get pinpoint accu- racy or satisfy personal standards, but within recommended range limi- tations, dead-deer shots should be no problem.
By Al Raychard
We tend to forget, though, that crossbows — recurve or compound — are mechanical devices, and like all mechanical devices, they must be maintained. Parts and components wear and…