Crossbow Shooting


About Crossbow Shooting

Match Crossbow is a target shooting sport using crossbows. Unlike field crossbow, match crossbow is quite similar to the Olympic rifle. The International Crossbow Shooting Union is the world governing body of crossbow target shooting. Founded 24. June 1956 in Landshut, Germany, the IAU supervises World and Continental crossbow championships in the two disciplines 10 m and 30 m Match. World Championships take place every two years, with Continental Championships on intervening years. Other International and IAU-Cup events take place annually.


  • Small bore caliber rifle cartridge
  • The end of the bolt is a screw with a blunt end
  • The bolts are designed to have the same diameter as the air rifle pellet

Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision, to the releasing of a trigger