Best Value For Money Hunting Crossbow UK

Best Value For Money Hunting Crossbow UK

This is the Virginia 150lb Hunting Crossbow and is fully suitable for hunting large and small game and represents one of the best value for money hunting crossbows in the UK today.

It has all the feature you want and certainly packs a punch.

The 150lb draw weight is a comfortable amount for most people and the rope clicks nicely into the trigger mechanism which is a good idea as it is then very safe when loading a bolt.

Once the bolt is in place it’s simply a matter of releasing the safety with your thumb and you’re good to go.

The Virginia Hunting Crossbow features 150Lbs draw weight which means your arrows can travel up to 210 FPS – making this crossbow more than capable of taking down big game. 


  • Stock is a real wooden short stock
  • Powerful 150Lbs draw weight
  • Bolts will travel up to 210 FPS
  • Limb made from high tec fibreglass
  • Barrel Constructed of aluminium
  • Full auto safety cocking mechanism.

Another couple of plus points that puts this firmly into the best value for money crossbow in the UK is the build quality – using high tec materials and then adding a touch of traditional wood make this crossbow just look the part..!

It’s light, at only 2.5kg and quite compact [34″ x 26″] and takes standard 16″ bolts – these will give an accuracy range of about 100mtrs.

All in all, a great, high quality entry level crossbow that’s affordable and designed to look good and last.

Highly Recommended…

You are going to be paying in the region of £150 for this type of crossbow


also see: Crossbow Laws Uk


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    • Andrew on January 14, 2017 at 3:04 pm
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    section11 (1) (b) for England and Wales.

    Similar paragraphs for birds and for Scotland.

    A bow or crossbow are not allowed to hunt, main, injure or kill any animal or bird.

    • nozzle on January 10, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    where to buy one?

    • cjb on November 12, 2016 at 7:34 pm
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    There is actually case law in England where a person used a crossbow in self defence in his home and the charges brought to him by the police were thrown out as he was in threat of his own life that it was deemed reasonable to use the crossbow as they broke into his house several times.. In UK law you can use reasonable law to protect yourself and If that means a crossbow and you fear for your life and you can prove you feared for youre life this case law would be used to help youre case…

    • Mike P on April 19, 2016 at 2:19 pm
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    The specific legislation that makes it illegal to hunt birds or animals in the UK with a bow or crossbow is contained in the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (amended 2011). This is the link to view the actual item –

    Like many others, I believe that when the SHTF there will be no real enforcement of law and they will become a bonafide way of sourcing food for your loved ones if you know how to use them and where to find the resources.

    Practicing your skills before the event can be achieved by finding a local archery club that conducts field archery days. No live targets but the nearest you will get to practice while staying within the existing laws.

    • Mick on November 10, 2015 at 5:00 pm
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    It is illegal to hunt in the UK with a crossbow. That means birds or any animals in private or public places. Its in the leaflet above and its the “Crossbow Act 1987”. Big fines or prison are available if caught! However I agree, in a SHTF situation our priorities change and survival and common sense come before the law. Stay safe.

    • peter on October 30, 2015 at 6:06 pm
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    where can I buy a Virginia Hunting Crossbow

    • 60north on October 27, 2015 at 12:50 pm
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    I have my doubts about how many of you Preppers have ever killed anything with fur or a hide.
    For the record, I have.. it was my job, once.

    1. Have to agree with you there..!

      Not many preppers are able to get out there and practice that skill.
      My wife won’t even eat anything I have brought home…

      I think the main thing is, at the very least, having a good knowledge of how to go about actually tracking and then knowing how to be able to go right through to the cooking process.

      Better having some idea of the process than none…….

    • R Crofts on February 19, 2015 at 12:41 pm
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    Just found this while i was researching crossbows in regards to the post on hunting with crossbows.


    1. Thank you so much for that link.
      Excellent information and very clear.

    • RunAwayDave on February 5, 2015 at 6:51 am
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    I think it goes without saying… desperate times need desperate measures and as preppers we have programed ourselves to accept that fact.
    In other words you know what hardship you would have to face and part of that would be getting food by whatever means is possible.
    The government would be all cossied up in their private bunkers and secret hideaways – not giving a toss about the rest of us, and certainly not worrying how they are getting their next meal.
    A crossbow has so many advantages over other weapons and definitely a good weapon to stach away before it gets banned by the people ‘looking after us’..!!
    I have not been able to find any written government legislation that outlines the exact UK laws on its use – if anyone knows where to find it, please add a link……

    • Dan on February 4, 2015 at 7:46 pm
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    It is illegal to hunt any birds on public or private ground with a crossbow, the law doesn’t state specifically about 4 legged ground dwelling animals but I can’t think of many large prey animals you can hunt in the UK legally any way??? a crossbow serves as a much bigger tool than just hunting in a survival situation and as for deer and other similar animals, if the government fell and there was a lack of food if I had a crossbow and I was in that situation I would gladly hunt a deer to feed my family even if it was illegal

    • James on February 2, 2015 at 4:50 pm
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    Hunting in the UK with a crossbow or any other bow as wells as blades is illegal on private land or not.

    1. Hi James,

      Can you back that up with any specific government documentation?
      If so, can you please give me the link and I will alter the information on this page to suit.


      UK Preppers Guide

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