Crossbow is a very dangerous weapon and should be treated with the most respect and care. Most people are unaware of the steps needed to take care of a crossbow. The lack of care and irresponsibility when dealing with these weapons is perhaps the biggest cause of accidents. The number one priority for a crossbow owner should be maintaining their crossbows. From the string, to its moving parts, these weapons should always be kept at their optimized condition. Lack of maintenance could result in a string breaking, a limb cracking, or even a misfire. The result could be a serious injury to the person who shoots the crossbow.
Although the technology for bows and crossbows has been improved from a couple of centuries ago, this doesn’t necessarily indicate that these weapons have become easier to take care of and maintain. Because there are a lot of more moving parts with more complicated design, the maintenance is harder and more time consuming. This does not mean that people need to shirk away from taking good care of them though. The most common concern with crossbows and bows is the string. Thus, for any beginners who want to take archery as a sport, it is the first part of the weapon that needs to be checked on all the time.
One way to maintain the string on any crossbow is to make sure that it is constantly waxed so that it will be kept in top shape during the hunting season or when one is practicing. This is also the most cost effective way to make sure that the crossbow will be functional longer. Also, waxing just takes a couple of minutes which means that it would not take too much time to guarantee your weapon’s longevity.