crossbow question

Discussion in 'The Hunting & Fishing Forum' started by old semperfi, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. i have never owned a crossbow but with new hunting laws in indiana im about to buy one.the bow im looking at shoots 245 fps.i know thats enough to kill deer with but can you use carbon arrows in a crossbow to increase the speed.will it damage the bow or poss be harmful to me. old semperfi
  2. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    Not sure if you mean regular bow arrows or not but I do know that you can get carbon fiber cored bolts for a crossbow.

  3. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    I havent hunted with a CrossBow in years (Compound here these days) but, back when I used to hunt with the CrossBow, I never shot carbon bolts.
    Whatever brand CB your looking to buy, you may want to look up the specs. on it first.

    I may be wrong here, but I would think that, the faster the feet/per/second a bow shoots, you may wanna stay away from carbon bolts.
  4. reflex1

    reflex1 Well-Known Member

    There are carbon bolts made for crossbow use! DO NOT shoot regular arrows because they are too long and may zoom off in the wrong direction!
  5. zkovach

    zkovach Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2009
    Correct! I bought a xbow to hint with and I love it! But u need to invest in the correct equipment. I bought a Parker and it's deadly accurate. Parker also sells their own bolts and broad heads all of which were great!

    Happy hunting!
  6. targetacqmgt

    targetacqmgt New Member

    Sep 21, 2012
    I just bought a xbow. Before I shoot it I am suppose to "grease" the arrow trough and the bow string -sooooooooo what kind of grease do you use (no lubricant was include in the kit-some assembly required)???
  7. zkovach

    zkovach Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2009
    The is xbow lube, there's a wax for a string and another type a lube for the rail
  8. Clipper

    Clipper Well-Known Member

    Mar 21, 2010
    Amarillo, TX
    What grease for crossbow why silver bolt crossbow oil!
  9. targetacqmgt

    targetacqmgt New Member

    Sep 21, 2012
    I will look into that - have seen the addy for it in Cheaperthandirt and Midway
  10. Definitely no arrows used, it will destroy them and you want to match the bolt to your crossbow and make sure all are the same weight or your point of impact will look like you were drunk when you were shooting. Type of nock, length of bolt and weight of bolt have to be right, you should not use bolts made for a Barnett on a Horton etc. If you practice with aluminum you should hunt with aluminum, same for carbon or wood or fiberglass.
  11. targetacqmgt

    targetacqmgt New Member

    Sep 21, 2012
    ok another question what kind of bolt head for deer and for bear???
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