Four great crossbow options that promise not to break the bank
WICKED RIDGE BLACKHAWK 360
Budget-minded archers should also take a look at TenPoint’s Wicked Ridge brand. These are more affordable bows that often use technology developed from the company’s premium models. One of those bows is the new Blackhawk 360, which fires arrows significantly faster than modern compound bows, with consistent, range-tested speed and accuracy out to 50 yards. That said, it is wider than many crossbows, and some archers may not like its skeletonized stock. Still, it retails for just US$399, and because it’s made in North America, there’s no duty when shipping to Canada. The Blackhawk 360 comes complete with a calibrated scope for various ranges, a quiver, three arrows and a cocking rope. Add a few broadheads, and it’s ready to hunt.