When it comes to buying a crossbow, lighter isn’t always better. Heavier bows are less likely to wear down with use and the extra weight can improve your aim over a lighter, less steady bow. At the same time, too heavy isn’t always practical, either. In most cases, an average weight crossbow may be your best bet.We recommend you look for a bow that isn’t too noisy. At Clarence Archery, you can use our range to compare crossbows and find one that is relatively quiet. Additionally, we believe metal parts generally indicate improved quality over plastic parts, and we know built-in cocking devices make it easier to draw and fire more quickly.