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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Delaware County
Draw weight limit
If I am reading correctly, a crossbow with a draw weight greater than 200 lbs is illegal in PA. That means that those of us who prefer a recurve crossbow like an Excalibur are limited to bows that shoot around 330 fps. Compound crossbows are around 400 fps with a 175-200 lb draw weight. This seem like an arbitrary or uninformed regulation. I was about to buy an Excalibur Matrix but, unless I am missing something, it is illegal despite being slower than many legal compound crossbows.
Am I missing something? I’d like to get something faster than what I currently have (2004ish Excalibur Exocet). I prefer the simplicity of a recurve over having to worry about cams. Am I accurate in reading the regulation?