Nerf is known for its many designs from many lineups all the way from blasters, crossbows, to foam footballs. Although, there exists the question of how to turn to nerf into a crossbow is one that should REALLY be considered and thought upon as Nerf specifically makes crossbow-blasters also that is kinetically powered, like a real crossbow and not like their usual blasters from other series. Thus, it is better if you were to buy an existing properly made crossbow by Nerf that is intended AS a crossbow rather than turning a nerf blaster or any other products INTO a crossbow. Thus in this article, I would recommend to you some reviews regarding Nerf’s line of crossbow-blasters.

Purchasing The Best Crossbow For You

Before you head out looking for a crossbow, there are a few things you should think about.

  1.  Distance 

While having a blaster with a unique look and feel is appealing, it won’t be worth your money if it can only fire a dart 5 feet toward your target. In any form of the blaster, the range is critical because it allows you to strike your opponents more effectively in any area. Many Nerf blasters now have a minimum range of 75 feet. When looking for your crossbow, use this as a guideline and consider no blaster that fires darts shorter than 75 feet. Instead, see if you can find one that shoots 90 feet, like some of the Nerf Elite blasters. Some blasters never hit their full range, so it’s a good idea to have a more effective crossbow on hand in case this happens to you.

  1. Maximum Ammo

It’s odd to come across a Nerf crossbow with a detachable ammunition clip on the market. Instead, many of the crossbows currently on the market have revolving drums or can only carry one projectile in their barrel at a time. Choose the crossbow with the ammo clip because it will help you to upgrade your gun with better ammo clips, enabling you to carry more bullets during a fight. Choose a crossbow with a revolving barrel instead of one with an ammo clip if you can’t find one with an ammo clip. Depending on the size of the crossbow, these revolving barrels can carry up to six bullets or more. Single-bullet barrels aren’t always evil, but they’re rarely useful in Nerf fights.

  1. Usability

As a general rule, avoid crossbows that are too heavy, require too much force to cock, or require you to spend the majority of your time reloading. The bulk of Nerf crossbows do not have any of these issues. However, how well you can handle the crossbow is a factor. Expect to reload your crossbow from the front unless it comes with an ammunition clip, and be mindful that this will take time, particularly if you bought a crossbow that can only hold one bullet in the chamber at a time.

In addition, most crossbows have a locking mechanism that must be pulled back to ready the dart for launch. Since it can be difficult to pull back this part of the blaster, this type of blaster might be best suited for adults and teenagers rather than young children. When looking for a crossbow, keep these things in mind.

  1. Enhancements

After you get your Nerf crossbow, accessories will become your best friend. Nerf crossbows have a restricted range of application and require additional attachments to carry more bullets and fire darts more accurately. Check to see if your crossbow is compatible with a number of Nerf accessories so you’ll have plenty of choices when it’s time to customize your weapon.

  1. Finesse

Crossbows are perfect because they don’t necessarily have the same blue and orange colors as some of the original or elite blasters. If you want a blaster that stands out from your opponent’s, look at each of the Nerf blaster lines to see what you can get before making a purchase.

  1. Ammo Types

This isn’t a huge problem, but it needs to be discussed. There are only a few Nerf crossbows that use anything other than standard foamy darts as ammunition. Try to stay away from these because special ammunition can be costly, and you might have trouble loading and firing it. When it comes to Nerf crossbows, the whistling arrow is the only form of ammunition we’ve come across that is problematic. The issue with this type of ammunition is that it is heavier, more likely to break, and only one arrow is included with each crossbow purchase, which can be a problem once you shoot it and have to retrieve it after each shot.

Our Recommendations

The N-Strike CrossBolt

Originally, the crossbow that we would like to recommend to you would be the Nerf N-Strike Elite CrossBolt, as it fits all of our most wanted features such as firing normal foam darts while also having a clip system that fits any of the N-Strike Series’ many different magazine sizes. However, being released in 2015 the CrossBolt’s production is discontinued and is only available on reselling-second hand shops according to the fandom wiki of Nerf and you would likely have to pay more than the original retail price as the product is now limited in number.

We also recommend the Nerf Zombie Strike Outbreaker Bow for the same reasons although this one is also discontinued. You may attempt to find both crossbows mentioned online, second-hand shops, or from friends but if you want a crossbow that is still in production and easier to find then we recommend the Nerf Zombie Strike Wrathbolt

The Wrathbolt was released in 2018 and featured an uncommon feature for blasters: the use of arrows. In addition to the blaster, two arrows were included in the packaging. This is a bow-style, string-powered weapon that does a decent job of shooting those arrows. If you’ve ever seen the Rebelle Bravery Crossbow from “Secrets and Spies,” this is a reboot. Instead of using a plunger mechanism, an elastic cord is tied to the bow’s arms. Unlike the Courage weapon, this one does not have a tactical rail on top, but there are two arrow holders underneath the main body. 

Pull back the elastic cord until you hear it snap into its locked position near the end of the blaster to reload this weapon. Then load one arrow into the shell, making sure the arrow’s fins are outside of the slits. It’s important that you lock the arrow in place so that it doesn’t move as you shoot or run with the blaster. Then you can fire your arrow by pulling the firing trigger.

To wrap it up, Nerf has had multiple crossbows from multiple series from recent years, however, most of them are discontinued and are not being made in a factory anymore, which means they are not in the typical retail franchises that sell them and have to be bought from perhaps stores that still have them in stock, second-hand shops, online websites, or from people you know. This does not mean that you cannot have fun with your much-wanted crossbow as Nerf have crossbows that are in production.

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