Let’s face it!
We love hunting with crossbows and it’s not just a sport for us, it’s an addiction. As with all sport accessories, when shooting with crossbows, it’s also a priority to keep them safe when travelling and clean during storage.
Most of us don’t know how important a case can be for something that looks as strong and invulnerable as a crossbow but believe it or not, crossbows as like other things can be damaged if not properly stored in a casing and because of that we need to find best crossbow cases. Why not save our top crossbow to have it for a long time?
What to look for?
It’s hard to find the casing that would fit your crossbow/crossbows best when you haven’t bought one before and have absolutely no clue what to look for. Which is where we come in, what should you be looking for in the best crossbow case?
Well first is the fit. Differing according to brands, different crossbows will have different shapes, sizes and widths. Another important thing to consider is your budget. Maybe you want to spend a lot and maybe you’re saving up for another crossbow (no judgment) so looking at differently priced crossbow cases is a good idea because it’s not always the most expensive that performs the best.
What makes the best the best?
If you really are persistent enough to want the best crossbow case there is, then you must have one question that is the foremost in your mind: What is it about the best that would make it the best? Well excluding the fit which must be good if you’re buying on, there are a few things that make a big difference in the overall scheme of things. This is where things like Reliability, durability, additional security and endurance factor in.
Here are some common qualities that should make you think twice when buying a crossbow case for yourself.
Types of Cases
Knowing the material is key when considering crossbow cases. There are two kinds of cases, harder ones and softer, fabric ones. This choice is basically made according to need and personal inclination. Hard shelled cases are great for travelling long distances by bus or if you’re fond of air travel.
They keep your crossbow safe inside regardless of who is handling the case or where it is. Soft shelled cases are better for individuals who don’t travel much because they don’t have much cushioning and require much delicate handling. Hard shelled crossbow cases provide additional security which you probably don’t need if you’re going to say a target range near your home. Apart from these facts, it’s your preference if you want a hard or soft crossbow case.
1. Fabric Cases
If you’re looking to get a soft case, then you need to consider a few things. The case you buy needs to be made of strong fibers of fabric, either heavy duty polyester or a combination of both polyester and nylon.
Another consideration would be to buy a case that is waterproof or the top covering could be made of water repelling fiber. Either way it should keep out water away from your prized crossbow.
2. Hard Cases
If you’re a person who’s a frequent traveler and concerned about your crossbow condition then the hard case is a good choice for you. There are a few things that need some thought before buying a hard case. Most hard crossbow cases are usually made of polypropylene which is a plastic type material only sturdier.
You need to be sure it’s the right size because if it’s bigger, your crossbow would rattle around inside and get damaged.
It’s imperative that your crossbow fits inside the case you buy for it so here are a few options on how to go about buying the right one for your size.
- You can either measure your crossbow figuratively top to toe and then find one that matches your specifications.
- You can buy a fit all size crossbow case which is usually known as the standard case. That’s a good option if there aren’t any shops that sell cases near you and you’re buying the case online.
- You can take your crossbow along with you when you go buy your case. This is the absolute best way because then you can be sure to have the best fit. You can also get help from salespeople on what type of a case you should get for you crossbow.
A good quality case doesn’t just have to be the right size, it has to be durable. It’s better to buy a good reliable case once than to keep on replacing mediocre ones.
If you’re buying a soft shelled case, you need to make sure it is wear and tear proof. Sometimes you’re hunting during rough weather and sometimes the weather takes a turn for the worse unexpectedly.
- The material should be sturdy and thick and not easily rip-able.
- It should be made up of or have a top coat of a waterproof material so that whenever you’re in for rough weather you can keep your crossbow safe inside.
- If you’re opting for a case made from harder material, you need to make sure the catches and locks are tough and will weather constant opening and closing.
- Make sure the locks are sealable so water doesn’t get in during rough weather.
- Another thing to remember in poly propylene case is that they are not always sun safe so consider that too before buying.
When you’re buying cases, a little extra goes a long way. Soft cases usually come with cushioning to save your bow from impact and extra pockets to place accessories in whereas hard ones come with hooks and clasp to hang stuff on.
When buying a case, remember to find one that protects both your crossbow as well as the accessories. Hopefully the above tips will act as a guideline and help you find the best crossbow case that will be perfect for your needs.
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