Talk:Crossbow

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I don't think that the statement aboput crossbow accuracy is accurate (no pun intended), and crossbowmen were higher paid so they must have been on some use. Using a crossbow for a modern person isn't quite as easy as it looks particuarly when pulling the string back to be caught. Perhaps this is what the auther is referring to?

  • If that was written by me, then what I was meaning is that IMH (and non-expert) opinion, 1) crossbows don't have the range of the top bows & therefore lose accuracy over longer ranges 2) bolts are stubby little things that don't fly as well as an arrow. Therefore, once you get a bit too much air resistance plus gravity, you lose accuracy. Again, this limits the range. Of course, I could be wrong :^) - Cian Gillebhrath 06:40, 23 Jan 2006 (CST)