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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Hog hunting, even with a crossbow, is hardly new but is a change of pace for many whitetail hunters.
Most crossbow companies offer package deals on the bow, arrows and sights.
Cocking the crossbow properly is critical for consistent accuracy.
In a competition over a wide range of distances, the best compound shooters will outperform the vast majority of crossbow shooters.
Rather than fuel that fire, the Commission settled on a compromise: a short crossbow season in the week between regular archery season and muzzleloading gun season.
For many years only three states--Arkansas, Ohio, and Wyoming--allowed crossbows during general archery-only seasons.
We vet the people coming into our shop, but what we do find is that crossbows are also sold at a lot of car boot sales.
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.
team also traced an elongated trail of radio signals leading from the crossbow to the arrow.
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.