I own a crossbow and was really excited about writing this article. However, when I started writing this article it all quickly came to a full stop. You see, Daryl Dixon from the
Walking Dead made all the work before me. I am completely serious!
Therefore, I will quote him.
Daryl Dixon wrote:
“This weapon is excellent for both hunting and taking down Walkers without attracting too much attention.
With re-usable ammunition it’s less of a waste on resources than firearms.
It’s quiet enough that I could bring down dozens of squirrels and even a deer without attracting the attention of the Walkers.
I’ve been using this crossbow for several hunts and even to protect myself in a manhunt for a missing little girl.
It is accurate enough to hit a target in the head at short to medium range and it’s durable enough to survive being dropped down a large ravine multiple times and dragged long distances in the dirt.
Overall, I highly recommend this weapon to anyone hoping to survive the zombie apocalypse.”
You don’t trust me? Ok, just click the link to the Horton Scout crossbow and read his review.
Not to embarass myself completely.. I do have a few tips for you crossbow enthusiasts.
If buying a cheap crossbow, buy yourself atleast 1 extra stave (the thing that holds the string) cause after a lot of time there’s a chance it could bend.
Never leave your crossbow string cocked. You’ll weaken the crossbow’s strength.
Plastic bolts are complete shit, use them only for target practice and do that with a proper target. Even if you kill a zed, the plastic will eventually break from the strength of the impact
and you won’t be able to retrieve any part of the bolt.
Crossbow pistols though cool looking are only effective at short ranges, say about 10 yards to a maximum of 20 yards if you’re really good at using them; I am talking about headshots here.
Also, unlike the standard crossbows which have the draw weight around 100 to over 200 lbs, making them shoot bolts at over 300 feet per second, the crossbow pistols have about 50 to
80 lbs draw weight which means a bolt flying at roughly about 150 feet per second.
If you’re looking for a best buy proper crossbow then the Arrow Precision Inferno Fury Crossbow is for you:
and don’t forget to get extra bolts… so you don’t have to make them from twigs and branches
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