When deciding to try archery you could be overwhelmed by the choices of the equipment from a longbow, compound bow, and crossbow to the accessories like the cams, the custom crossbow strings or the bolts. Even when conventional bows might seem way much cooler you probably want to start by using a crossbow. The conventional bow needs a long time to be mastered with many techniques to learn while to start using crossbow you just need basic training. The biggest difference of crossbow and other bow is the limbs that mounted horizontally when other bows vertically. The arrows of the crossbow are also different because the conventional arrow size is about 29 inches, the arrow of crossbow called bolts and only 20 inches long with stems that are thicker compared to arrows. A crossbow will be much more similar to a riffle where you will find at the end of the barrel a front sight.
One thing that crossbow offer is high accuracy. If you are competing in a team or simply want to hit the target with high precision, you should always choose crossbow. Not only accuracy but also speed that crossbow could give the experience to you because equipped with the mechanism to create bigger power stroke and draw weight you could be sure that the power will make the bolts travel much faster than the conventional bows. The only thing that you need to be very careful whenever using a crossbow is safety. Many people often forget that crossbow is a weapon and not toys thus safety need to come first. You should always avoid loaded crossbow pointed to you and make it pointed away. When the crossbow loaded, it is also very dangerous to climb a tree whilst carrying loaded crossbow because it could be misfiring anytime. So, always remember that safety is the priority whenever you handle a crossbow.