Prophecy 80 Pound Self-cocking Pistol Crossbow with Cobra System Limb is one of the decent entry-level crossbows on the market. If you are new to this sport and you just want to try it out, purchasing expensive gear can be a difficult decision especially if you don’t know how long you would stick to the hobby. Trying out the entry-level versions can be an excellent way to test if this is for you.
Like most of us, we want to get the feel and try things out first before going all out. Your interest in crossbows may have been probably influenced by your friends who consider hunting as a hobby. Or maybe you have seen a match crossbow tournament and liked the sport.
Another reason you may be motivated to try crossbow is to prepare for the zombie apocalypse. I get you. I, for one, would love silent weapons that would take out zombies without luring them towards me! How about a samurai?! Uhh, I think that’s a bit too much. Let’s stick with the long-ranged crossbow!
Now, whatever purpose you may have, you would essentially want to know which one is for you before diving deeper and getting intimately involved with the weapon of choice. Let me help you decide by detailing the intricacies of Prophecy’s pistol Crossbow. Mind you, this is not a toy, and it can cause serious injuries when mishandled!
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Shooting and Hunting Practice with this crossbow brings hours of fun. Using it is fairly easy, and reloading wouldn’t even break you a sweat. It is great for target practice and hunting small games. It is lightweight and easy to carry around while you lurk and stalk your game.
It is pretty accurate at about 50 yards, and the sight makes it easier to hit your mark. Although, it will only bring you home some small game animals. However, this is expected from the smaller-sized crossbows.
Reserve the larger game animals with stronger crossbows and other capable hunting gear. Do not attempt to hit large animals with this little thing because you only risk giving them minor injuries which may not be enough to provide them with a humane ending.
With the quality of build and competitiveness of the price, this product would surely help you get the feel of using a crossbow without breaking the bank. You get a great value for what you pay for.
Another manufacturer, Last Punch, carries the same design and system as Southland Archery Supplies. Although they share the same specifications and design, Last Punch’s crossbow falls short when it comes to the amount of force propelling the bolt. It is advertised that their crossbow only spits bolts up to 160fps.
Although they come with more bolts than the Prophecy, they come with inferior quality than the latter.