All right so your 13. Now you got to tell us how big of a 13 yr old you are? I think if you can pull back a 50 pd compund bow pretty easy you would have no problem killing a deer. As far as the difference between a compound or crossbow. I own a compound i am just assuming this. I think a crossbow would be quicker and easier to get accurate with. A compund would take a little more work and effort on your part. Alot of practice time before you ever take it in the woods. The compound is more challenging thats why alot of hunters choose it over the crossbow.
thanks guys i know about the practice i shoot with my uncles crossbow all the time and 50 pounds is a bit much right now i can pull it but im so focused on have to pull i shake to much so thanks for the help guys!!!! any ideas on a cheap but good crossbow?
At your age, i dont really know if youll be able to effectivly use a bow capable of killing a deer... and i dont recommend crossbows at your age either... what do your parents think?
im 13 and am shooting 46 pounds and killed a 113 pound doe last fall. im gonna turn it up to 55 when i get back in shape. i think you are perfectly able to kill a deer with a bow as long as you use a bare minimum of 40 pounds . if you can cock a crossbow, by all means plug away.
I have no problem with a young bowhunter shooting 40-45 lb draw coupled with the right arrow/broadhead combination. Sometimes we get too consumed with wanting a complete passthrough using a 70 lb 330 fps $1000.00 bow. With the right set up he'll do just fine as long as he has help in judging the right shots to take on the animal. I highly reccomend a compound bow, it will in the long run serve you better than a crossbow.