We were having a discussion on a Nebraska hunting site, cause they are thinking about allowing crossbows during archery season. Alot of guys are under the impression that they will be effective to 150-200 yards. I did a little research, and found a site showing actual specifications. In truth, the crossbow is almost identical to a compound bow in all cases. Effective hunting range is only 50-60 yards. Here is a good link.
What do you guys think? The only advantage i can see is that the Crossbow is already ready to fire, so you don't need to be stealthy when drawing it back. Also, you can hold it indefinately at full draw, unlike a compound.