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Most Common Types of Crossbows

When purchasing a crossbow, the first decision is whether to buy a recurve or compound crossbow. The recurve crossbow offers a simple design without any complicated stringing or moving cams and cables. This means recurve bows are often available for a lower price. A recurve crossbow can be a great option for a beginning archer, or one who wants to hunt without too much fuss.

A compound crossbow is engineered to shoot arrows at the highest possible speed. Its shorter limbs make it easier to maneuver in close quarters, and its system of levers and pulleys lead to greater speed with less effort to cock the bow. At Sportsman's Warehouse, we offer recurve and compound crossbows from quality manufacturers including Barnet, Raven, Ten Point, and Killer Instinct.