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SA Sports Fever Crossbow Package Review

With the look and feel of a high-end rifle, the SA Sports Fever Crossbow is a good choice for hunters and archers. This crossbow is a lightweight choice finished in full coverage dipped camo to keep the bow hidden in the wilderness. It comes with several features that make it a desirable product for those who love to shoot.


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At 20 to 30 yards, this crossbow is deadly to small and medium game. It shoots at speeds up to 240 feet per second, which is fast enough to take out a deer or a small bear, since the bleeding out from the bow causes death instead of the force of the arrow. When the bow is assembled as directed, it is a dangerous tool that will get the shot fired where it is pointed. While the 235 fps speed is not the fastest on the market, it is a still a powerful shot that is faster than a recurve bow.

Draw Weight & Length

The draw weight on this crossbow is 175 pounds. It is not adjustable, so it does take some muscle or a good draw rope to get the arrow cocked and ready to go. The draw length of 10.25 inches is manageable for most users.


The 240 feet per second speed is respectable for a crossbow in this price range. This speed makes the bow capable of taking out deer or small bear.

SA Sports Fever Crossbow Package

SA Sports Fever Crossbow Package


The bow does have to be assembled prior to use and there are videos that make it much easier to do than using the included instructions alone. It usually take about 30 minutes to complete the assembly properly. Adding the string to the bow is not the safest thing to do, so it should be done by an experienced shooter. It is also a good idea to take it to an archery range to have it properly strung. There is a chance that a rookie could be seriously hurt trying to string this bow (or any other bow).


The bow comes loaded with features. It has a scope that lets hunter narrow in on their shot. The bow will shoot 20” arrows at top speeds, which makes it perfect for deer hunting. The flawless construction makes this a bow that can be used on a regular basis. The quiver is detachable and very well built. The stock is ambidextrous and comes with a safety catch that can be easily used by right and left hands. The quiver quickly detaches for easy use. The scope measured 4x32mm and is fully adjustable. The recurve limbs are made of durable and flexible compressed fiberglass.

On a positive note, the mechanisms used for safety and anti-dry fire work well. The bow needs to be cared for and the string does, too.


Some users have complained about the accuracy of this bow. The scope does not sit tightly on the mount, so it will wobble if you move at all. Most of the groupings that practiced shooters got were about one to one-and-a-half inches from 50 yards.

What makes this bow interesting is that it not only is a crossbow with serious power, but it also has the features of a recurve bow. The power stroke is short, so arrows get only about 51 foot pounds of energy; it will take down a medium-sized game, but the shot should be accurate. The scope is a quality product and does not get foggy in humid conditions. The trouble is with the mount, more so than with the scope itself. The crossbow does not come with any type of illumination, so it is not recommended for nighttime use.

Another flaw with the crossbow is the trigger. It requires a long draw, so it does not always release flawlessly. Users have had success by lubricating the trigger pull, but this has to be done repeatedly to get consistent results.

Final Thoughts

Despite the few flaws, this crossbow is affordable and gets the job done. Instead of spending thousands on a bow that has several of the same features, this low-priced bow delivers power and is fun to shoot.

Cobra System K-8025 Self Cocking Pistol Tactical Crossbow 80-Pound Review

Hunting with a crossbow is serious business and the Cobra System K-8025 Self-Cocking Pistol Tactical Crossbow does the job well. This crossbow is a high quality product takes hunting to the next level.


This crossbow has a self-cocking, pistol-style action that fires arrows up to 165 feet per second. Most shooters use it for target practice or for small-game hunting. The speedy pistol action lets hunters reload quickly to make shooting more effective.

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With its 80-pound draw, the crossbow is accessible for the average adult who wants to use it. But, the pistol action makes it a serious tool. It does have a locking safety mechanism, but it does shoot easily. The quick action allows shooters to get more accurate shots on quick small game. The self-cocking mechanism allows hunters to spend all day shooting without getting overly tired from loading and reloading throughout the day.

The crossbow has a body made of strong plastic enhanced with brass plates to make it highly durable. The limbs are made of graphite fiber that is perfectly flexible for cocking and shooting. It has an automatic safety, too.

Price Point: This little tactical pistol crossbow has an incredibly low price, so it can be purchased by nearly anyone who wants to add a miniature crossbow to their arsenal. The price cannot be beat.

Draw Weight: This miniature crossbow has an 80 pound draw weight. It is easy to shoot with the self-cocking pistol action. The draw weight will send the arrows to distances up to 100 yards.

Cobra System K-8025 Self Cocking Pistol Tactical Crossbow

Cobra System K-8025 Self Cocking Pistol Tactical Crossbow

Velocity: When the full draw weight is used, the arrow can reach speeds up to 165 feet per second. This is the perfect speed for small game.

Required Maintenance: The bow does require maintenance. The bowstrings will require regular waxing to keep them from fraying from the pressure of shooting. This is a common thing with crossbows, and other archery bows; but, the pressure from the pistol action can make the strings fray faster that other types of bows. It is also helpful to use rail lube to keep the bow in good condition. The front set screw can weaken from vibration, so users should check it regularly. The crossbow is easy to assemble and owners can easily string the bow, too.

The firing bolts do shift when the bow is fired, so each shot might need to be recalibrated. Some owners have put glue into the bolts to keep them in the same place for better accuracy.

Pros: This crossbow is quite small and weighs only about one pound, so it does look like a toy. It is important to remember that it is not. It measures in at about 18-inches by 6-inches, making it easy to throw in a bag to take on a hunting trip or to a shooting practice. Despite its small size, it is quite powerful.

The crossbow has pre-drilled holes in the frame that allows the bow to be lightweight. The pre-drilled open frame holes also keep the bow strong when you need to attach accessories to it, like lights for shooting in the evening or early mornings. Even a fishing reel can be attached if you want to turn the bow into an effective fishing rod.

It is a quiet piece of machinery and makes no noise when fired. This is desirable quality for hunters out in the wilderness.

Cons: While the bow and feature are good quality, the sights could use some improvements. The sight is permanently in place and does not allow for any adjustments. This can reduce shooting accuracy for those who prefer to use an adjustable sight. After repeated use, archers do get accustomed to it. Otherwise, it is easy to add an adjustable sight or a red-dot sight for better accuracy when shooting.

Overall Impression

If you are in the market for a small, trigger action crossbow, this is a great bargain. It is easy to pack, quick to use, and fun, too. It does regular maintenance to keep it in good working condition. The maintenance is quick and easy to do, since the bow is so small. Without it, the parts do suffer after repeated use. Despite the low price, the bow can become a part of family pride.

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