5 Things To Consider When You Choose Crossbow Under $300
1. Tempo (FPS):
The term used to describe speed is FPS, which stands for feet per second. This is the speed at which the arrows move. The faster they are, the more force you will have behind your shot. The best hunting crossbows under $300 have speeds ranging from 230 to 350 feet per second. A compound crossbow has a range of 100 to 450 feet per second. While slower speeds are more accurate at longer ranges or on smaller targets requiring less penetration power, faster speeds are better suited for hunting. Accuracy in this context can also refer to how far one can fire correctly and precisely. Another factor to consider is how small a target they can hit without using too much penetration power.
2. Drawing Power:
The amount of force required to pull back on the string and fire an arrow from a crossbow is referred to as “draw weight.” A draw weight of 150 pounds is usually sufficient for beginners who want to hunt small games such as squirrels or rabbits.
3. Strength Stroke:
The power stroke is the length of the string’s backswing on each shot. This affects how much power your arrow has and how quickly the bullet shoots out of the crossbow for maximum accuracy. A power stroke of 12 to 14 inches would be appropriate for beginners. If the power stroke is longer and more central, long-range shots will have more kinetic energy and accuracy.
4. Limb Composition:
Aluminum, carbon fiber composites, or glass fiber composites are the materials used to make crossbows. Except for the fact that aluminum crossbows can be more challenging to maintain if you don’t want to get yourself into trouble, material selection is primarily a matter of personal preference and money.
5. Cocking Techniques:
Although there are numerous cocking methods, a lever or crank is the most user-friendly. The disadvantage is that you must exert more effort because you must manually pull back the string each time you want to fire an arrow.