UPDATED ON: May 1st, 2015
Mission Archery has built a solid reputation over the last several years for building bows that come with a pile of notable features without the hefty price tag. Last year, they dove into crossbows with the MXB-360. The crossbow was a huge hit. They also have a crossbow called the MXB-320 and it is sure to be a head turner.
For starters, the MXB-320 was designed to be used by everyone. Most crossbows come with a fixed draw weight, making it difficult for women or children to use. The MXB-320, on the other hand, can be set at 180 pounds all the way down to 100 pounds, making this crossbow perfect for female and youth hunters. And, while I am talking about adjustability, I should discuss the adjustable stock. The MXB-320 stock offers several inches of adjustability, giving the crossbow a custom feel. Tall men with long arms can use the same crossbow as a youth hunter just getting started by simply adjusting the stock.
The New Mission MXB-320 is highly versatile; making it the perfect crossbow for anyone in the family.
One small feature that many people may overlook when picking out a crossbow is the front grip. The forestock grip on this crossbow acts as a hand guard, thanks to the fact that the grip is flared out at the top. This small yet awesome feature makes it hard for people to get their fingers up around the top of the grip and in the way of the string when the crossbow is fired. This makes the crossbow extremely safe. The MXB-320 has an automatic safety mechanism. Some other cool features include the integrated rail and scope mount which eliminates scope movement, thus increasing accuracy. Something else that makes the crossbow extremely accurate is the BIAS rail. (Bridge Integrated Accuracy Support) What does that mean? The crossbow has a machined rail with a beveled arrow track and a bridge along the centerline of the rail for superior accuracy.
At the heart of the MXB-320 is the X-Cam a cam designed by Mission to offer incredible speed without much recoil. The crossbow delivers up to 320 FPS. Every first time shooter of the MXB-320 should realize that the crossbow doesn’t have a stirrup for cocking. Instead, it has RS tread built into the riser of the bow. When cocking the crossbow, the user simply places his feet on the tread and cocks the crossbow. Eliminating the stirrup makes this crossbow the perfect weapon for hunters who hunt from the tight quarters of a pop-up blind because it eliminates several inches of overall length from the unit. This also comes in handy when shooting from a treestand. Not having a stirrup makes this crossbow compact and lightweight. The crossbow weighs only 6.5 pounds, is 31 inches long and has a width of 19.5 inches. If you are looking for a compact crossbow that is a breeze to carry into the woods, look no further.
Popularity among younger and older hunters as well as those who cannot physically draw a modern compound bow has led to vast improvements in crossbow technology. The MXB-320 is one example.
Last but not least, the MXB-320 comes with a PCC Anchor for drawing the bow. Most crossbows have a groove behind the trigger for anchoring the drawing device while cocking the crossbow. Since this often forces the string up as the bow is being cocked, the string can bind, making the chore of cocking the crossbow difficult. The PCC Anchor is on the underside of the stock so when the crossbow is cocked, the string is positioned perfectly as it is being drawn back into place. The MXB-320 is a great crossbow at a great price. If you are in the market for a crossbow the whole family can shoot, check this one out!
About The Author: Tracy Breen is a full time outdoor writer, speaker and marketing consultant in the outdoor industry. He works with a variety of companies including Mathews, Mission and Carbon Express. Find out more about him by visiting www.tracybreen.com