Crossbow is an excellent archery tool that both beginners and professional hunters love since it requires less shooting energy. In fact, with just the basics of archery, a new hunter can accurately use a crossbow. All you have to do is aim at your target and then pull the trigger.
However, beginners tend to make numerous errors that affect their accuracy. And one of the main mistakes that actually trigger most of the other errors is using the wrong arrow and bow combination. Arrows and broadheads are designed for specific crossbows, and mixing them can be quite dangerous.
Using the Wrong Arrow and Bow Combination
Sadly, this is a common mistake that is done by both beginners and experienced archers. Knowing which crossbow broadheads (weightwise) and arrow (sizewise) to combine with your bow is quite easy. In fact, most manufacturers provide instructions for the kind of arrows that should be used with their bows. And ignoring their advice is unsafe and counterproductive.
However, most beginners tend to assume that their crossbows can work with any arrow. And by using the wrong combination, they end up missing their targets or injuring themselves. A lot of the errors and accidents can be avoided by matching the right bow and broadhead to the correct bow.
So, look for a crossbow that works with aluminum, hybrid, and carbon fiber arrows. And then determine the maximum and minimum length of each arrow. Remember, the broadhead is the first thing that will come into contact with the target. So, make sure the broadheads are compatible with the bow and arrow shaft.
Archery is a relaxing hobby that requires your full concentration and accuracy. So, you must ensure that everything is right in your checklist before pulling the trigger. After all, Using the wrong bow and arrow combination can do more than just affect your accuracy. It can put the lives of everyone around you in danger.