With crossbow season sprouting up across the country there will undoubtedly be a new group of hunters out there that are going to have many questions when they head to their local sporting goods store. There is always one question that has come up since crossbows first started hitting the scene. Most people want to know how much they should pay for a crossbow. While the overall prices have changed in the industry, there is one thing that has not. Whether you are looking for a Mission, PSE, or Excalibur Crossbow for sale, you will always get what you pay for crossbow bolts.
As I say that statement, I do not want you to think that you have to spend an arm and a leg to get something good. You can definitely get something good for much less than a thousand dollars, but you have to understand that there are pricing tiers that offer different quality on each branch. Below are the 3 ties that I believe sum up what you will get in the industry.
There are many people out there that will try to give you grief for purchasing any crossbow in this category. I on the other hand, think that you can get a pretty good deal on bows that are in this price range. There are only two things that you need to make sure when you are purchasing a crossbow for this amount of money. The first thing that you want to make sure that you are aware of is who the manufacturer is. There are many manufacturers, but there are only a few that continuously produce parts.
For example, getting a Horton crossbow would mean that you might have some trouble finding parts because they have since gone out of business, but if you got an Excalibur crossbow for sale, then there would be a surplus of parts. If anything were to go wrong, you would not be out the money that you initially spent. The other thing that you want to make sure of is who is going to be servicing any warranty requests. There are many manufacturers that are out there that offer 30-lifetime warranties. If you are shopping in this price range, then I recommend you search for one of these.
This is considered the mid range price point for crossbows. In this range you will find many of the upgrades being offered in this category. The materials that are used to manufacture the crossbow will also be more durable materials such as carbon fiber and CNC machined aluminum. The accessories will be of the same quality, but the manufacturers will often add extras into the package, such as exchanging aluminum arrows for carbon and adding an illuminated scope to replace a base model. This is the price point that most of the major manufacturers choose to start at with their base models.
Anything that is in the $750 and up category can almost certainly be classified as a flagship bows. These are usually the major models for manufacturers and they will include all of the bells and whistles that the company can offer. This is where you will find the new technology that the company has decided to put out, typically always including the fastest speeds. Speeds in this category would tend to range from any where around 350 FPS to over 400 FPS. Many of the manufacturers that are in this category will offer lifetime warranties on their parts.