The problem with crossbows is that they rely on the feather or plastic flechings to stabilize their bolts. The wind will affect to a great degree their flight path.
Putting optics on them is like a joke, if you have 5 m/s crosswind and aim strait to the bullseye of at 60 cm target at 50 mts away, you will miss the whole target at once and by far! Also the 'twang' they make when fired isn't much different in decibels that a sub-sonic bullet fired with a suppressor.
Any idea why? I have hunted big game with both a crossbow, and a compound. They weren't the sort of thing I'd want to use with barrels pointing back at me.
No idea rarely,may be for some specific situation!Im with you on the disadvantage of the weapon,but SF seams to train with it.
To Lobo>Im glad you find this amusing but that pic came in connection with operation Storm and that pic surface after
I rarely didnt wont to upset anyone so please dont ruin this tread and enyoj the photos.
Yeah i also saw a few more pics of sf training with crossbows, from what i understand arows from compounds and crossbows will go thru kevlar, and it doesnt make a flash, where subsonic amunition needs a headshot for taking out the target. Any more reply`s will be nice