Crosses and Handles
Stocks and grips for crossbows
The crossbow is a weapon that has been used for many different purposes throughout the ages. It is made up of a bow and a shaft, and is the weapon of choice for hunting. Over the years, it has declined in different variants. There are competition crossbows, hunting crossbows, classic crossbows, compound crossbows, folding crossbows and pistol crossbows. Each model has a specific use and differs in mechanism, power and accuracy.
Construction of the crossbow
In its original design, the crossbow was a weapon whose structure was not very different from the bow. It just has a wooden shaft to direct the shots. In addition to this, there is a stock or a handle which guarantees a better comfort of use and a nut. The nut is a disc made of bone, ivory or metal consisting of two notches and which allows it to receive the string. This allows the bolts to be propelled over a greater distance than arrows shot from a bow. Over the years, with the advancement of new technologies, crossbows have incorporated an innovation in their structure. The shafts are now made of stainless steel, guaranteeing greater resistance. The same is true for the stock and the grip. Modern crossbows can also be equipped with a number of accessories, such as the sight, quiver, false string and pulley. Each accessory promises a better comfort of use and guarantees an optimized shooting power.
At Hattila, you can choose from a wide variety of accessories to equip your crossbow. The online reference for crossbows even offers stocks and handle grips for different types of crossbows.
Choosing the right crossbow: the importance of the butt
The choice of a crossbow should not depend only on its design. You will need to pay special attention to the shaft, commonly known as the arbrier, the centerpiece of your weapon. All the components of the crossbow are connected to it. With this in mind, you can choose from aluminum, carbon and wood shafts. If you want to go hunting with a crossbow, a model with an aluminum shaft will be very well suited. For indoor shooting, opt for a carbon shaft, which is popular for its handling and lightness. You can also opt for a wooden shaft, a versatile and robust material.
The stock, the choice of comfort
Comfort is also an important element to consider when buying a crossbow. There are many accessories that can help you enjoy a better comfort not only for the transport of your crossbow, but also during its use. The sight, for example, allows you to better target the game during a hunting trip. The pulley, on the other hand, allows you to easily cock your crossbow regardless of its model. As for the stock, it carries the trigger and will allow you to enjoy a better shooting comfort. It also ensures better accuracy when the shot is fired. So, in order to choose the best stock for your crossbow, you will need to make sure that it has a good grip and is easy to handle. You will also need to check the trigger system and the location of the safety.
At Hattila, you'll be able to find the best selection of crossbow stocks: a compact stock for EK crossbows, a stock for Ar-15, an adjustable stock for Cobra R9 and RX crossbows, and a SPEC stock for EK Torpedo crossbows.
The grip, just like the stock, is an element of the crossbow that will affect your comfort and shooting accuracy. At Hattila, you will find a wide range of grips that will meet your requirements. You will find an AR grip that fits an EK Accelerator crossbow. Hattila also offers a triangle foregrip for EK Accelerator-blade-JAG 2 crossbows. If you want to try something new, Hattila offers an adjustable stock for your R9 and RX cobra crossbow. You can also choose a single tactical grip or a 5-position tactical grip.
The importance of maintenance
Maintenance should always be on the agenda if you want your crossbow to retain its performance and design. In this regard, remember to grease the mechanical parts often, those made of iron or stainless steel, to avoid rust. As for the string, if it is worn, it will have to be changed. To free it, hold your crossbow by the shaft. Also remember to protect the tips of your bolts when you are not going to use them.