Re: Lightweight Crossbow?
Not really. The existing Horton Ultralite, Bowtech Strykezones, Excaliburs and Middletons are on th elight side for crossbows.
TenPoint and Barnett are using carbon fiber in the barrels to lighten up the front end. Even with the carbon, the bows are still on the heavy side.
The reverse draw technology that Horton has makes for a better balancing bow. It "feels" much lighter up front becuase the weight is towards the rear. Scorpyd is using the same technology but their bows remain on the heavy side. Barnett has a new reverse draw but it is in pre-production mode now. Who knows what the finished product will come in at.
I do wish, and have let the manufacturers know, that I would much rather have them make the existing bows lighter, better triggers, shorter, narrower etc... before putting so much emphasis on speed these days.
I support all hunters, regardless of weapon or technique!