SA Sports Empire Beowulf Crossbow
- Easy to assemble.
- Accurate and easy to shoot.
- Delivers superb kinetic energy to easily harvest elk and deer.
- Anti-dry mechanism.
- Smooth Trigger Pull.
- Lightweight and Compact Design.
- Adjustable Foregrip.
- Ultra Compact Riser Assembly.
This Empire Beowulf is a well-known crossbow that packs all of the needed features for serious whitetail hunting at a budget-friendly price.
It is amazing crossbow for hunting since it is lightweight and compact. It provides stealth while still dishing out decent power. It packs all the professional-grade features and specifications that avid hunters demand from a high quality hunting machine.
Moreover, this crossbow allows archers to have some fun with further distances as it offers remarkable precision from as far as 50 yards. This is unexpected from a device offering such at affordable price.
In this SA Sports Empire Beowulf review, we covered up features, pros & cons, build quality, power, accuracy, and included accessories.
SA Sports Empire Beowulf 360 Crossbow Review: First Impressions
|SA Sports Empire Beowulf Specifications|
|Draw Weight||175 lbs|
|Width Axle to Axle||19″|
|Kinetic Energy||115 ft. lbs.|
Reasons To Buy
- Super quiet action.
- Light in weight.
- Smooth trigger pull.
- Great for both novice and professional hunters.
- Full barrel Picatinny rail for accessories.
- Ability to hit bolts up to 360 feet per second.
- Also ambidextrous auto-safety and antidry fire trigger.
- With radical CNC machined cams and adjustable string stops.
- Light synthetic rear stock and barrel.
- Suitable for any legal sport in North America.
Reasons To Avoid
- The warranty period is short.
- The scope has limited capabilities.
Power and Accuracy
It boasts an amazing velocity of 360 fps with about 115 ft.lbs powering each shot. And this makes target shooting exciting and fun, as you never know how deep you are going to drive your arrows into the target & the backstop behind the target.
Moreover, sighting in the crossbow took mere minutes, as the scope comes sight-in the right out of the box.
It is easy to set up, and even if you’re a complete beginner, it shouldn’t take more than 20-minute to complete. Once it is fully assembled, you can feel that it is lightweight. This is due to its light-in-weight barrel and stock. And other bulky parts are made up of machined aluminum that is light, durable, and able to withstand accidental falls and bumps.
It has machine cams that make it easy to draw the 175 pounds weight, and the included rope cocker that makes it even easier. The narrow design makes it effortless to manage. It also assures that you can maneuver even through confined spaces when necessary.
Its firm and adjustable grip equipped by the Picatinny mount foregrip that ensures you have got a comfortable hold and perfect positioning while aiming for a shot.
This compound crossbow renowned for its strength. It is not as wide and fitted with pulleys fixed to the limbs, and drawing the string is easier. It also enhances the power, making arrows fly faster than would be expected.
Cocking a crossbow
The cams on bow make it effortless to draw and cock, with 175 pounds draw weight. With a rope cocking device, you can make the experience even better, and the bowstring pulls back smoothly and easily until its cocked.
This crossbow consists of a standard antidry fire system that protects you and the device. Its dual protective layer is enough to ensure you don’t get into a messy situation.
It has an ambidextrous safety switch that is accessible from both sides. With machined cam system, it allows 65% let off. Also, its trigger assembly provides a 3.5 lb trigger pull that breaks evenly and consistently.
It is one of the quietest crossbows and doesn’t require any extra features. This crossbow assures that startled prey will not get the opportunity while you are shooting with this crossbow.
The design of the limbs has ensured that vibration and noise production is kept to a minimum.
This crossbow is built to handle a little bit of rough use here and there. It makes use of high-grade materials and integrates features into its design that minimizes the risk to the weapon and hunter.
SA Sports offer a one year warranty on this crossbow, which is pretty short. To extend the lifetime of your bow and assure that you don’t experience any unnecessary challenges after the one year is up.
For increasing the life of your bow, use various care procedures for a crossbow.
- Wax strings and cables.
- De-string your crossbow for extended storage.
- Lubricate the rail of a bow.
- Re-tighten the bolts periodically.
This Beowulf crossbow is easy to fix and just takes 20 mins. All you’ve to do is install the cable slide and then thread the wires into the barrel track. After that, tighten the nut and screw to secure the riser to the stock. Then install the foot stirrup, quiver, and scope.
The Empire Beowulf Compound Crossbow package comprises the following accessories:
- 4×32 multi-range scope
- 3 Carbon arrows
- Side-mounted Claw lever latch quick detach quiver
- Rope cocking aid
- Hex keys
Quality of Optics
The crossbow includes a 4×32 mm multi-reticle scope that is most suited to hunting through the day. However, its light-grasping capacity is totally absent and not fit for low light or dark conditions. Though it is a top-grade scope and comes from the manufacturers pretty much sighted-in.
It can hold zero for a long time, even if it is constantly subjected to difficult situations by the user. Furthermore, it is impressive in bad weather conditions. It maintains a clear, crisp image even in thick fog.
It comes with three decent quality carbon arrows. These arrows shoot straight and fit for hunting and target shooting. 20″ arrows with half-moon nocks are suitable with this crossbow.
The SA Sports Empire Beowulf crossbows offers lots of power, speed, and precision. It is worthy of its name and an excellent crossbow for target practice and hunting.
With its lightweight and compact design, it is easy to use and maneuver. The only downside is its limited warranty and scope without light-gathering capabilities. Overall it is an impressive performer at an affordable price.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What grain weight bolts should you use?
It is recommended to use 20″ carbon arrows with a weight of around 300grain in combination with a 100-grain broadhead. You can use heavier arrows that offer better penetration but will sacrifice the speed.
Therefore, bolts with 400grain weight offer a good combination of velocity and penetration.
2. What is dry fire?
Dry-Firing your crossbow doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t have a bolt-on it. It also means that the arrow wasn’t fully seated against the string, or it is too light for the draw weight of the bow.
3. Can you de-cock your crossbow using a crank device?
It is recommended to de-cock your crossbow using a crank cocking device. The best way is to discharge the crossbow into an approved target.