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Crossbows for Aim & Precision

Crossbows are a modern type of bow and many styles offer crank cocking devices, anti-dry fire, illuminated scope, ambidextrous side-mounts, carbon fiber barrels and synthetic strings.

DICK'S Sporting Goods carries a variety of accessories to help you shoot your best. Pick up sharp crossbow bolts and arrows, or browse crossbow targets to help improve your aim.

Keep in mind that most crossbows are easily adjusted for either right-handed or left-handed use, depending on which side feel most comfortable to you as the shooter. Whatever your shooting preference, browse top-rated crossbows from Barnett, Horton, TenPoint, SA Sports, and Excalibur.

Crossbows scopes with multi-reticle crosshairs are right on the mark. These shock-resistant, waterproof and fog-proof scopes come with dovetail mounting rings and a limited lifetime warranty.

Bolts that are made of carbon fiber or aluminum shoot extremely fast with consistency. Aluminum bolts are softer and more bendable for target practice on cardboard and similar materials. Serious hunters prefer carbon bolts, which have a flatter trajectory. Bolts come in blunt-end (flat) and half-moon (V) shapes.

Consider the type of target that you'll be using with your selected crossbow bolts as the target type can change depending on the bolt you choose.

DICK'S Sporting Goods stocks cutting-edge, precision-machined crossbows with options for built-in cocking devices and noise-dampening systems. Determine if you want the traditional bow feel, narrow width and speed in a crossbow or if you are looking for simplicity and low maintenance.

The compound crossbow typically shoots faster and weighs more than a recurve crossbow. Using a steel pulley system to retard your draw weight and keep it manageable, the compound serves you well when you need good aim reinforcement in your hands and arms.

If you intend to walk long hours and want extreme accuracy for hunting game, consider an extra-lightweight, recurve crossbow. Somewhat less powerful than a compound crossbow, the recurve has fewer moving parts and requires less maintenance in the field.