Crossbow 

The crossbows in our  online archery shop are mainly intended for recreational shooting. They are classified as category D weapons and are therefore freely available to adults. Our models are suitable for beginners and experienced shooters. They are suitable for precision shooting over long distances. In our collection you will find crossbows and crossbow pistols. The difference between the two is that the former are equipped with a rifle grip and the latter with a pistol grip. In all cases, our models are supplied with a minimum of two lines and can therefore be used immediately upon receipt.

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    Magnificent Jag II crossbow, with an ultra-modern "tactical" design, extremely powerful (175 pounds, i.e. a speed of 80 m/s). Rather intended for already initiated or even confirmed shooters, it is entirely adaptable to the morphology of the user: the stock can be lengthened, and the handguard can also be moved. Its upper Picatinny rail allows the mounting of a red dot sight, delivered in the pack, or a shooting scope (with an adequate mounting). Also supplied in this kit are: a quiver that can be easily mounted on the crossbow, three aluminium checkers (arrows), a cocking aid system and a wax tube (essential for the longevity of your rope). And the icing on the cake is that the bow is delivered... with its string already in place !

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    At 150 pounds, the Jaguar I crossbow is suitable for both left and right-handed users. Perfect for recreational use, it is equipped with a Picatinny rail for adding a red dot sight or scope and several attachments for attaching a shoulder strap. It comes with a wax tube to lubricate the rope and reduce wear and tear. Ideally, the wax should be applied every five shots. Immediately usable, the crossbow is also supplied with two strokes.

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    Very nice "realtree" camouflage finish (green foliage) for this Shoot Again CF118 replica of the famous Wildcat crossbow rifle. Its sighting scope is removable, allowing the use of a scope or a red dot sight. The Shoot Again CF118 crossbow comes with two lines.

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    Very nice copy of the Wildcat crossbow rifle, the Shoot Again CF118 crossbow has an aluminium body, and a stained beech wood stock. The sights are removable, you can easily fit a scope or red dot sight to it. The Shoot Again CF118 crossbow is delivered with 2 strokes.

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    In the range of crossbow rifles, the Panzer crossbow remains to this day one of the best known. The Shoot Again CF119 is a beautiful replica of the first model, with its metal stock and aluminium openwork body. The micrometric elevation can be removed, and you can then adapt a sighting device (scope, red dot sight). Delivered with 2 lines.

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    The crossbow pistol is equipped with a simple and safe automatic cocking device, which guarantees a precise alignment of the rope. Light and easy to use, the X'TREM 007 crossbow pistol has a sighting rail, on which you can fit a red dot sight.

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    The Shoot Again CF121 crossbow with its short pistol-style butt has a nice wood finish. Equipped with an automatic safety device and a micrometric elevation, it develops a power of 150 pounds. The Shoot Again CF121 crossbow is delivered with 2 strokes.

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    The Ek Cobra brand presents here a crossbow pistol with a very futuristic design, and above all very easy to use, thanks to its cocking lever. No more need to flex your muscles by pulling on the rope to be able to hang it up. Archery finally becomes a real pleasure, accessible to all !

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    Rifle or crossbow ? Umarex combines the two here, with this Air Ajvelin, which looks like a rifle, but shoots arrows, like a crossbow, but without a string. The propulsion is done thanks to an 88 g CO2 cartridge. Developing a power of 46 Joules, the Air Javelin is classified in category C and requires a hunting permit or shooting licence, and cannot be sold outside France.

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    The most easy to use and fun crossbow!The ADDER X Bow crossbow works semi-automatic, with a 5 bolts magazine, and a cocking lever.Shoot 5 times in a few seconds, effortless!

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Anecdotes about this weapon

Derived from the Latin "arcuballista", the crossbow was used in the Middle Ages for hunting and war. Although it was considered a disloyal weapon because it killed at a distance, it did not allow the opponent to defend himself. It was therefore anathematised and its use was banned in 1139. One of the most famous victims of this weapon was Richard the Lionheart, who died of a wound inflicted by a crossbow bolt in 1199. It is also the weapon with which William Tell cut an apple on his son's head.

Power of the crossbow

Corresponding to the ability of the weapon to transfer its energy to the arrow, the power of the crossbow is generally between 80 and 200 pounds. The small 50-pound models are perfect for target practice. The 150 and 180 pound models are suitable for sport shooting. The 200-pound crossbows can propel the arrow at up to 103 m/sec. Stronger shooters will easily be able to manually cock a 150-pound model using the caliper. For the weakest shooters, it is recommended to use an aid to bandage the rope. It is practical and will reduce the pulling weight by 50%.

Tips and arrows

As important as archery, arrows must be the right length and the tips must be precise and effective. With mechanical and fixed tips, arrows are usually made of composite, carbon or aluminium. For the same weight, fixed and mechanical points have different characteristics during flight. To promote speed, it is advisable to favour the mechanical blade tip.

Differences between crossbow and bow shooting

The crossbow uses the same launching device as the bow: an elastic string that is mounted on a frame, which is manipulated by hand and forms an arc when tensioned. To draw and aim, the archer must hold the string back with his or her fingers, while the crossbowman is assisted by a locking mechanism that keeps the string pulled. After aiming at the target, the archer simply pulls a trigger to release the string and fire.

Another difference is that archery is an Olympic discipline (first seen in 1900 at the Paris Olympics / since then crossbow shooting has not been represented).

Uses of the crossbow

Today, the crossbow is suitable for leisure, target shooting, competition, hunting and recently for survival. For sport shooting, a match or field crossbow should be used. The match is the heir to the traditional model developed in the Middle Ages. Shooting is done indoors / at 10 meters in standing position and 30 in sitting position. The field is closer to the spirit of archery. Shooting is done outdoors / at distances of 35, 50 and 65 metres.

At the Jean Pierre Fusil gun shop, we only offer models for leisure.

Legislation

The crossbow is a dangerous weapon that can injure and kill. Even if its acquisition and possession are free, several rules must be followed to avoid accidents. First of all, it is strongly advised to be trained in a shooting club to use it correctly. Concerning the legislation, it is forbidden to carry and transport the crossbow unless it is unusable: unloaded, dismantled parts... At home, it must be stored in a secure place / inaccessible to children.