If you want to get into the crossbow game make sure you are well prepared with the best crossbows in hand. There are a few features and things you need to know to make sure that you can differentiate the best from the average. Here is an insider’s guide about the features and anatomy of a crossbow that makes it a high-end tool. The riser is an important component that is made of cast or machined aluminum. The limbs are mounted on this riser. If you want a high-end bow then make sure that the risers are made of CNC machined solid or extrusion billets. Cast risers are of low quality.
Arrow Track And Other Components
Arrow track is known as barrel or flight track as well. The arrow rests on this structure and travels when you trigger the bow. The accuracy of the downrange of the arrow delivery depends on it precise construction. The draw weight is in pounds and refers to the pull needed to flex the limbs to fire the arrow. The poundage may vary greatly however, higher the draw weight, faster is the speed of the arrow. Power stroke is the physical distancein inches to which the string travels from the rest to cocked position. Long power stroke means better acceleration of the arrow.
Few Other Features
Limbs of the bow stores kinetic energy and is transferred by the cams or eccentricswhen you draw the bow. It may vary in style and have unique advantage. The cam system or wheels on the limb tips load energy inthe limbs and determines the mechanical efficiency of the bow measured by the energyinput and energyoutput. Cocking device in heavy draw weight bows provides mechanical advantage to you. These devices are usually a simple rope and pulley combination but a few may have hand-cranking devices integrated.