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ATN X-Sight HD

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ATN X-Sight HD

The ATN X-Sight HD was designd to be one of the most advanced scopes on the market. While optimized for rifles it can be mounted to a high speed crossbow and used to take your hunt to a whole new level.

The list of features and capabilities is a long as it is impressive. TheA TN X-Sight HD includes:

  • Wi-Fi for connection to mobile or desktop devises for hands free realtime or recorded viewing
  • GPS and Geotagging of your coordinates
  • E-Compass display uses a 3 dimensional magnetometer for precision accuracy
  • Velocity for tracking and hunt status estimation
  • Altitude for hunting the high country
  • Single shot zero to dial in your crossbow instantly
  • Multiple digital recital selections
  • 1080P HD video recording of all your hunting action
  • High resolution still image capturing
  • Day/Night vision capability
  • Image stabilization and gyroscope improves stability when taking a shot
  • Smooth 3-12 electronic zoom
  • Free firmware updates

All of these features are powered by an ATN Obsidian Core computer which has the ability to process 1 billion commands per minute. Control is done through a series of easy to reach buttons on the top of the scope. While looking through the optics you will be able to setup the scope through an intuitive user interface that offers near limitless customization of your display which can show (battery power, compass, wifi signal, time, moon phase, altitude, photo/video mode, velocity and more).

The only drawback is a little bit of added weight but that is easily offset by the lighter crossbows available in the market. At the end of the day ATN has engineered a crossbow compatible scope that has the ability to revolutionize how you approach a crossbow hunt. It’s advanced set of features will not only improce your hunt but also give you a decidable advantage over your quarry.

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WASP Crossbow Boss Broadhead

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The WASP Crossbow Boss broadhead is truly lethal, focusing on precision accuracy, aerodynamics and bone cracking penetration .

The WASP Crossbow Boss broadhead uses a fixed 3 blade design with a 1-1/8” cutting diameter. The vented blades are razor sharp, robust and offer reliable flight characteristics. It also uses a shorter ferrule to create an aerodynamic shape that will translate into tighter target grouping. To tip the unit WASP added the most durable trocar tip on the market. This will greatly improves your ability to penetrate big game and attain a pass through.

While these crossbow blades are tough WASP also offers Crossbow Boss Replacement Blades that will fit your Crossbow Boss Broadheads. Each pack contains 3 sets of replacement blades and are a cost effective solution to get you back in the hunt.

While broadheads with larger blades and fancy mechanical system are appealing, don’t forget that accuracy should be a number one priority. The Crossbow Boss focuses on broadhead fundamentals and excels in every category.

BROADHEAD BREAKDOWN    WASP Crossbow Boss BROADHEAD
BLADE TYPE  :    Fixed
# BLADES  :    3
CUT DIAMETER  :    1-1/8”
TOTAL CUT (Surface Area)  :    1.7″
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Best ATV Crossbow Rack

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An ATV Crossbow Rack that will get you there in one piece

Finally, a high quality ATV crossbow rack designed for crossbow hunters to keep their bow safe, stable and secure. Moose Utilities has engineered this universal ATV rack with both the wants and needs of the crossbow hunter in mind.

The rack features risers to allow you to carrier your crossbow with the quiver already attached. This is a welcome feature as it reduces the need for additional storage of your quiver while en route and makes it that much quicker to start hunting once you’ve reached your destination.

The ATV rack features 3 rubberized grips, one to secure the stock and the other two for your crossbows limbs. Each grip features soft rubber fins which further secure your bow and offer added cushion when transporting over rough terrain. They also feature attached rubber tie downs to keep your crossbow in place without damaging the finish.

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Moose Utilities Crossbow Rack

The system is universal and fits most major ATV racks (excluding Polaris composite racks). Its design features support bars that allow you to customize the fit to your crossbows design. Whether you have a compound, reverse draw, or recurve this ATV rack will fit your crossbow like a glove.

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Moose Utilities Four Wheeler Crossbow Rack

As if this wasn’t enough Moose Utilities makes these racks in the USA so you know you’re getting a solid American made product. So if you’re looking for proven ATV crossbow rack that will protect your investment and your hunt look no further.

Check out our video review.

Technology

Slash INsetBlade Crossbow Bolts

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Slash INsetBlade crossbow bolts are not just an evolution, but a revolution in broadhead design.

Revolutionary hunting technologies are few and far between, which is why SLASH INsetBlade crossbow bolts are exploding in popularly. They’ve taken the effectiveness and efficiency of a mechanical broadhead and combined it with the dependability of a fixed blade.

While hybrid broadheads aren’t new, previous designs have experienced aerodynamic flaws. SLASH has engineered a system in which they’ve embedded their mechanical blades within the crossbow bolt shaft which results in improved flight performance and tighter groupings. It also allows them to utilize larger blades, which combined with the fixed blade broadhead results in a mind numbing 5.25 inches of total cutting surface area.

Lets explain exactly how this crossbow bolt works.

Before the mechanical blades deploy a 3 blade, 60 grain, 7/8″ cutting diameter broadhead is installed as a traditional crossbow broadhead. This fixed blade will cut first, opening the wound channel, breaking bones and increasing your chance for a pass through. As the fixed broadhead blazes a trail of destruction through the target, the shaft will follow along with the two massive inset mechanical blades held by a high strength o-ring. As the blades enter the target, they will deploy to create a 3 inch cutting diameter. In addition, the mechanical blades are aligned so that new tissue is being cut. Not only does this increase the total cutting capacity of the system but it results in a boring action through your target instead of a slice.

The SLASH INsetBlade bolts are designed for use on high-speed crossbows and have been successfully tested at speeds up to 430 FPS. All bolts use aluminum shafts and come from the factory in three different lengths 20”, 22” and 24 inches. The length of your crossbows rail will ultimately determine the set which is compatible. In addition all bolts come factory tuned and matched to ensure consistent flight performance. The SLASH crossbow set comes with 2 hunting bolts with broadheads, 1 practice bolt and an o-ring set.

Crossbow hunters have never been shy of adopting new technology. Those who choose to unload the SLASH INsetBlade bolts this season will be rewarded with blood trail to their trophy that is as wide as it is long.

BROADHEAD BREAKDOWN    SLASH INsetBlade Bolts
BLADE TYPE  :    Hybrid
# BLADES  :    5
CUT DIAMETER  :    3″
TOTAL CUT (Surface Area)  :    5.25″ *largest in class

 

Technology

The Anti-Dry Fire Guardian

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Dry firing your crossbow can and often does result in disaster.

Without having a crossbow bolt to absorb the forces generated by your limbs, they will have to take on the added recoil. This usually results in instant or systematic mechanical failure, as your crossbow isn’t designed to absorb this additional strain. In the past this was an accepted hazard that crossbow shooters had to be constantly aware of. In case you did accidentally dry fire your crossbow there was no room for error, or safety to prevent this costly mistake.

In order to give us all some piece of mind and better protect your investment Excalibur has built the “Guardian” Anti-Dry-Fire system to prevent dry firing. In the event the crossbow is fired without an arrow, the Guardian system catches the string, preventing the crossbow from dry firing. The unit is conveniently self-contained inside your crossbows scope mount and features a built-in release so, at the end of your day you can easily de-cock the crossbow without using an arrow.

If you’re buying a Matrix series crossbow from Excalibur you maybe in luck as the Guardian is standard on most Matrix models. If not, the Guardian is compatible and easy to install on all other Excalibur crossbow models.

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X2 Grizzly Crossbow Targets

HIPS X2 Grizzly Crossbow Targets Are Tough

Hips Archery has developed a line of crossbow targets with incredible stopping power called the  X2 Grizzly.  This crossbow target utilizes high density endurance foam that is specifically designed so these targets can continuously absorb shots from your high-speed bow. X2 Grizzlytechnology is compatible with crossbow broadheads and is also forgiving has it allows for has easy bolt removal. Its large enough that you will feel comfortable sighting in those longer shots but is light enough (only 9 pounds) to that you can easily move it around for different shooting angles.

Target Highlights: HIPS X2 Grizzly

  • Broadhead and field point compatible
  • Six-sided shooting offers 66% more shooting surface than traditional bag targets.
  • Will stop bolts fast, protesting fletching.
  • For bows up to 90 lbs with standard diameter shaft arrows