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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-05-2018, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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Crossbow Regs

Is there a minimum axle to axle length in Pennsylvania for crossbows?
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the only crossbow specific requirement that i'm aware is the min 125 pound draw.
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Thanks. I seem to remember back when they voted crossbows in that there was a minimum axle to axle length. Must have changed it.
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Thanks. I seem to remember back when they voted crossbows in that there was a minimum axle to axle length. Must have changed it.
there is nothing in the digest book that i can find about axle to axle measurement.
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The minimum draw restriction is dumb as well. There are crossbows shooting above 360fps with #110 limbs. The time has come for this restriction to fall by the wayside as well.

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Crossbows like the Ravin or 6-6 1/2" axle to axle. OK?

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Crossbows like the Ravin or 6-6 1/2" axle to axle. OK?
yes as long as they have a min 125 pound draw.
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Maybe you are thinking about this in the regs, The broad head has to have a min of 1" cutting edge.

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Perhaps confused with New York's crossbow regs.
Crossbow Hunting Regulations And Laws in New York


There is an imposed minimum on the length and width of the crossbow (24″ and 17″, respectively).

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could always just call the game commission to be sure.
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