5 Cheap Crossbows to Extend Your Hunting Season


5 Cheap Crossbows to Extend Your Hunting Season

Crossbows, like most other hunting gear, can vary widely in cost. So if you want to extend your hunting season by getting in the woods for archery, you might just break the bank if you’re not careful. We love saving money as much as you do, so here’s a list of 5 cheap crossbows to extend your hunting season.

1: SA Sports Fever Crossbow Package 543

The SA Sports Fever 175-pound recurve crossbow package offers one heck of a value. Although the MSRP is $199.99, it can be had for $141.12 shipped! Boasting an automatic ambidextrous safety, oversize cocking stirrup, adjustable Weaver-type scope mount, 4×32 multi-range scope, quick-detach quiver, and a lightweight composite stock that’s full-dipped in camo, this package comes with four 16″ arrows, a padded sling, a rope cocking device, and hex keys.

SA Sports Fever Crossbow

2: Wizard Manticore SAS 150 Crossbow Package

The Wizard Manticore SAS 150-pound crossbow package is a recurve crossbow that comes with a rope cocking device, a small 4x 20mm scope, and either 2 or 6 16-inch arrows (depending on which line of the description you rely on)… all for less than $95! Available in full camo or a black & woodgrain finish.

Reviewers recommend you do yourself a favor and buy the recommended crossbow stringer so you can get the string on your crossbow after you assemble it..

Manticore SAS 150 Crossbow

3: Leader Accessories 160-Pound Crossbow Package

Who knew you could get a Leader Accessories crossbow package for less than $120? And if you prefer black to camo, you can save a fin. This recurve crossbow has a 160-pound draw weight and weighs less than 6 pounds. It even includes a 3 red dot scope, four 16-inch aluminum arrows with 125-grain practice tips, string wax, stringer, padded sling, quiver, and cocking rope. This one even has an anti-dry-fire mechanism and a one-year warranty on the bow (excluding strings/cables).

  • Power Stroke: 10.5″
  • Trigger Pull: 6 lbs.
  • Length: 34.5″
  • Width: 26.5″
Leader Accessories 160-Pound Crossbow Package

4: No-Name 175-Pound Adjustable Stock Crossbow Package

This 175-pound crossbow package doesn’t seem to have even an unrecognizable brand name, but it does have an adjustable buttstock and is priced just shy of $110 (save a ten-spot if you want black instead of camo). The camo finish is Next G-1 Vista, and the package includes 8 arrows, rail lube, stringer so you can get the string on, and a rope cocking device.

  • 175 lb draw weight
  • Power Stroke: 10.5″
  • Total Length: 30.5″ (Foot claw to Stock)
  • Width: 26″
175 lb Black/Vista Camouflage hunting crossbow

5: Barnett Outdoors BCR Recurve Crossbow Package

Finally, a name I recognize. Heck, the only three deer I have killed with a crossbow fell prey to my old Barnett Wildcat C5, so I know cheap crossbows can kill critters. Anyhow, this Barnett Outdoors BCR recurve crossbow package is available for as little as $122 and change, for which you get all this:

  • Anti Dry Fire Trigger
  • MIM (Metal Injected Mold) trigger
  • AVI (Anti Vibration Isolation) high compression overmolded limbs and/or components.
  • Red dot scope
  • Finger reminders and pass-through foregrip
  • Adjustable Butt Pad
  • Anti-Vibration Foot Stirrup
  • Quick detach limb assembly
Barnett Outdoors BCR Recurve Crossbow Package

I hope you’ve enjoyed this look at 5 cheap crossbows to extend your hunting season. Archery season is coming up fast, so order one and then get out there and practice!

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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