Recurve crossbows

Crossbows were a favourite weapon in the Middle Ages. Recurve crossbows are intended for recreational shooting. Clear your head, forget your worries, just concentrate on shooting technique and target. You will find many types of recurve crossbows in our e-shop. Compound crossbows are not usually used for sports archery. So choose the right crossbow for you!

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A recurve crossbow is a bow that has tips curving away from the archer. The first historical records about the crossbow originated from China from the year 200 BC. However, the crossbow is probably even older and comes from Southeast Asia. Crossbows were not effective weapons in history. Loading the crossbow took long. It was a negative trait. Crossbows were good only during sieges. The ballista was an ancient missile weapon which launched a large projectile at a distant target. It was created around 400 BC. The ballista was upgraded crossbow.

Crossbow was a favourite weapon in the Middle Ages. An arrow of crossbow could penetrate armour of a knight. Training of crossbow shooters was not as complex as training of archers. But crossbows were heavy, and the shooting was slow. It was a disadvantage.

The crossbow underwent significant development. Many different types of crossbows are offered on the market at present. Recurve crossbow is one of them. Compound crossbows are not usually used for sports archery.

Take a look at other crossbows (compound crossbows, pistol crossbows, crossbow replicas, children's crossbows) and accessories for them in our range.

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