Bowhunting Tech Tip: Crossbow Maintenance

Crossbows are becoming more and more popular these days, as their use during archery hunting seasons expands across North America. One of the reasons they are so popular is they are easy to become proficient with and easy to use, when compared to vertical compound and traditional bows.

Because they are so easy to use, however, crossbows often times aren’t maintained as diligently as they should be. Like other bows, crossbows have to be maintained in order to get peak performance from them.

In this video, Lancaster Archery Supply TechXpert P.J. Reilly runs down some simple crossbow maintenance practices. He covers checking the limbs and cams for damage, waxing the string and cables and lubricating the rail, among other maintenance procedures.

Before using your crossbow, watch this video to learn what signs of wear and tear to look for, and how to address them if you find them.