Modern technology is moving at leaps and bounds. Crossbows are no stranger to this trend either. With the ever increasing popularity of crossbows as a result of TV shows like The Walking Dead more people are looking to get into the hobby. This combined with the deregulation of crossbows for hunting in various states opens up a larger market for these unique weapons.
Reverse Draw Crossbow
One of the most recent technological advances in crossbows is the new reverse draw crossbow. This crossbow design switches the angle of the crossbar 180 degrees altering the center of gravity of the bow to be closer to the shoulder and taking the weight off of the end of the crossbow. This crossbow design is made to decrease the overall weight of a crossbow while offering similar performance and accuracy. By shifting the weight it causes less stress and strain on the user allowing for longer shooting times and increased accuracy.
This technology patented by Barnett removes around 43% of the weight from the riser of the crossbow shifting the overall weight back towards the shoulder. With the weight reduction it decreases the fatigue from using the crossbow while offering better stability for enhanced accuracy and better grouping of shots.
TenPoint is one of the leaders in advanced crossbow mechanics and technology. With over 30 patents, TenPoint continues to improve upon the overall performance of your standard crossbow. Combine this with their innovative crossbow design and you have an exceptional crossbow for hunting and target shooting. Some of these advances are;
- Vibration Damping Device
- Decreases the vibration of the crossbow when firing
- Dry Fire Prevention Device
- Prevents the firing of the crossbow when not loaded
- Acudraw and Acudraw 50
- Built in draw assistance system
- Portable draw assistance system
While these advances are small in nature their effect on the overall performance of TenPoint’s crossbows makes them one of the top crossbow manufacturers.
Like TenPoint, Excalibur is another top of the line crossbow manufacturer that offers many of its own advances to their crossbow design. Some examples of Excalibur’s innovative crossbow technology is:
- Reduces recoil energy and sound
- Recoil energy Dissipation System (R.E.D.S)
- Dampening pads to reduce shock, vibration and noise upon firing
- Matrix crossbow string
- High-performance crossbow string that enhances speed
- The Guardian Anti-Dry-Fire System
- A built in system that prevents drying firing without an arrow as well as allows for easy de-cocking without having to fire off an arrow
With these advancements Excalibur has a number of great additions to any crossbow to help cut back on noise as well as provide enhanced stability.
Not your mother’s crossbow
Crossbows have come a long way from their historical ancestors. With the technological advances listed above and many more currently on the market and coming out in the future crossbows are moving closer and closer to becoming the preferred weapon for hunters and target shooters alike.