Hi guys, i'm new here and new to crossbows!
I'm an experienced target archer with recurve bows so I thought i'd try out a crossbow.
I picked up an Armex Jaguar 175lb model cheaply ($150)
I know these probably aren't great quality but its just to shoot targets, we don't hunt here in the UK.
Anyway, my question.....
I have a nice large open area where i practice, its basically a large field, which slowly rises behind the targets out to a distance of well over 1000 yards.
yesterday I took the crossbow along with me for its first outing, it came with some cheap aluminium 100 gn 17" bolts with target heads.
it hadn't been sighted in etc so just out of interest I aimed up the range at roughly a 30 degree angle and let loose.
Despite it being a bright sunny evening I lost sight of the bolt as it disappeared into the distance (easily past my 100 yard marker)
I despatched another bolt with the same result, lost sight of it in mid flight.
Definitely surprised me as to the power and distance, i expected the bolts to drop within 100 yards.
so I set off up the field to look for them but never found them. (only did a couple of sweeps) grass is quite short so they may well be fairly well underground if my bow arrows are anything to go by.
What sort of maximum range do these things have? all i can find online are hunting ranges (40 yards)
Should i be looking over 200 yards for these bolts?