crossbow


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crossbow:

see bow and arrowbow and arrow,
weapon consisting of two parts; the bow is made of a strip of flexible material, such as wood, with a cord linking the two ends of the strip to form a tension from which is propelled the arrow; the arrow is a straight shaft with a sharp point on one end and
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It's much easier and quicker to become comfortable and proficient with a crossbow.
Assuming a hunting license and appropriate tag, a crossbow may be used during gun season by any hunter and by handicapped hunters by special permit during archery season.
Since then, as a bowhunter, I now need a crossbow, as most my age (82) do.
If fingers are on the rail of a crossbow when it is discharged, chances are they will not be attached after the shot.
If you compare a 150-pound draw weight crossbow with a 70-pound vertical bow, you'll find they deliver the same speed and energy.
Initially we tried to add crossbows to archery season, and not have a separate crossbow season," said Tony Young, media relations coordinator for game management for FWC.
For many years only three states--Arkansas, Ohio, and Wyoming--allowed crossbows during general archery-only seasons.
You need a firearms licence to sell air weapons now, but you don't need one to sell crossbows and nobody needs a licence to buy one.
Montana makes no provision for handicapped archers, but allows crossbow bolts to be fired during gun seasons.
A Home Office spokesman said: 'There are, in fact, extensive restrictions already in place to control the sale and use of crossbows.
But his proficiency with the crossbow has increased his self-confidence.
Crossbows have always had a mystique about them that is just short of captivating to many firearms enthusiasts; it must be a basic fascination with projectile-firing, trigger-actuated mechanisms.