Aluminum vs plastic composite rails
Why is it that the vast majority of upper-end crossbows have aluminum rails rather than plastic? Is it a perceived value thing for the consumer or is there a real advantage (weight, stiffness, etc.)? All other things being equal, they would definitely be noisier: think about dropping pieces of aluminum and plastic on a concrete floor. All of the residual energy and vibration at the shot has to go somewhere. Am I missing something?