Crossbows, I’ve always held them in high esteem and never fully understood why anyone would ever choose a compound bow over a crossbow.  Turns out, I may be totally wrong.  I have heard that crossbows are incredibly unsafe.  How true is that, and why would a crossbow be unsafe?

Here is what I found:

According to this site, “Based on thirty years of statistical data, accident rates involving crossbows are identical to those of vertical bows.  Both, considering hunting hours involved and numbers of hunters, are considered among the safest forms of hunting.”

I’ve heard from a number of archery enthusiasts that there are many factors that make using a crossbow unsafe.  Would love to see your comments below!