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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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Those with severe and permanent disabilities were eventually allowed to use crossbows. Crossbow use was then expanded to include the moose and bear seasons.
Most top-end crossbows are eight pounds or more when the stirrup, scope, and quiver are mounted, precisely the way you'll carry it into the woods.
I have tested several airbows, like the Seneca Wing Shot II, in the past few years, and have seen them launch a 430-grain Air Bolt at 550-600+ fps, so the airbows have it over all the crossbows when it comes to velocity.
Ravin primarily focusses on the higher-end segment of the crossbow market and has developed significant intellectual property related to the advancement of crossbow technology, quickly establishing a reputation as a manufacturer of the industry's most dependable, durable, accurate and technologically-advanced line of crossbows.
I hope that you will agree with me that these zombie crossbows are in the same category and should not be on the market.
He said one such crossbow - a Rapture zombie crossbow pistol which was legally sold online for PS29.99 - was delivered without an age check being conducted.
Due to the many different crossbows on the market, there's wide variation in the smoothness of the pull.
As expected, most archers and bow-hunters used compound bows (75% or 14 million), 29% (5.5 million) used crossbows, and 14% (2.6 million) used traditional bows.
For use in our medieval recreations, some make lighter crossbows which use an even simpler release mechanism, consisting of a hardwood dowel or metal pipe mounted vertically in the stock which retains the crossbow string until a curved matching piece pushes the bowstring up when a trigger is squeezed.
Some archers who put years into developing their skills objected that crossbows are too easy to shoot accurately from the start.
However, the Commission got a lot of resistance from "vertical bow purists" who didn't want crossbows in the woods when they were hunting.