How Long Will it Take to Get My Order?
We generally ship within 24hrs on in-stock items. We are on the East Coast so we are anywhere from 1-7 days from the whole country depending on where you are. Please allow some time for your order to get to you but we will do everything we can to get it on its way as fast as possible.
Do You Charge Sales Tax?
Nope, we are in New Hampshire which is a state that does not have sales tax. That, and we can’t have the FedEx guy collect it so the price you see is the price you pay… no 7% surprises added on top of your bill.
Do You Have a Retail Storefront?
Not really. Though we have a huge on-hand inventory it's not set up like a “retail store” as we primarily ship the majority of orders out all over the world. We can, however, serve local customers and are happy to help you with whatever you are interested in. Just give us a call and we can set up a time for you to come over and we can get you set.
Can I Pick My Order Up at Your Location?
Sure! No problem helping local customers! However, since we are geared to mail order we request you call and we can set up a time for you to come by so we can take the time to properly serve you and not be tripping over ourselves trying to get boxes out the door. Our address is 237 North River Road, Lee, New Hampshire 03861
Are You an Authorized Crossbow Dealer for the Brands You Sell?
You bet! We are one of the largest crossbow dealers in the country and are direct with all the brands we sell. The manufacturers know us very well and you are fully covered by their warranties when you buy from us.
What Happens if I Need Warranty Work?
Depends on the bow and what the issue may be. Since we only sell the highest quality bows we don’t see the warranty issues that most places do. That being said, crap happens now and then and it has to be dealt with. Some manufacturers will require the crossbow or product be sent directly to them to have problems dealt with. Others will have us take care of the issues in-house. Check your warranty information included with your product to see what the manufacturer needs you to do. Either way, give us a call and keep us in the loop. Sometimes we can help to expedite service or get things taken care of for you better if we are involved. We are your advocate to the manufacturers so let us help where we can.
Why Do You Throw in Extra Stuff Free Rather Than Sell the Bow for Less Money?
We do this because of the contracts we have with the manufacturers. Most of them require us to sell for what they tell us to. So, rather than lower the price and lose our dealerships we add stuff in free to “fluff the package” and add value. Generally, when you look at the prices of the parts we include free we are one of the best deals around.
Why Don’t You Sell Some of the $299 Crossbow Kits?
Well, generally they tend to be problematic and not as reliable as the better quality crossbows on the market. They are also invariably made in China. Nothing against Chinese crossbows but if we can sell higher quality crossbows for a few dollars more, know we are selling reliability and good performance, and keep a few American workers employed we would rather do that. Take a look at some of the bows we offer. For just a bit more than those big box store bows, you can get something worth owning that is made in the U.S.A.
Can you do Custom Crossbow Packages?
On most of the bows we sell we can tweak the packages to suit your needs, at least to some extent. Some are easier to play games with the components than others. Generally yes, we can make a custom kit just the way you want it.
"I Just Need a Bare Bow with Nothing Else, Can You Sell it That Way?"
Many of them we can do that but it's not always cost-effective to do so. The issue is what do we do with the parts we take off. The manufacturers will not take the parts back so we have to re-sell them on their own. Say you are looking for a specific bow and you don’t want the scope. The scope may have no retail value if it’s a very basic scope. In that case, we can't do much with it. Others may have some ability to be sold retail, but as “take off” scopes they are not able to be sold at the full price so again, they tend to lose their value. A lot of times we can do something but sometimes it's simply better for you to buy the kit and sell the parts you don’t want privately..you will get more money for them.
First Time Hunting with a Crossbow?
We’re as excited as you are that you’re getting into crossbow hunting! But we want to make sure you have all the information you need before ordering your bow and heading out this season. We’ve compiled our answers to some common questions for beginners in crossbow hunting. Here you’ll learn the basics about different bow types, brands we sell, and crossbow care. If you want to know more about hunting with a crossbow, get in touch with us directly and we’ll answer any other questions you have—we could talk about this stuff for hours!
How Accurate are Crossbows?
Depends on the bow. The higher you go up the ladder the more accurate the bows become. Generally, the faster the bow is and the longer the power stroke the more accurate it will be. Arrow length is a factor as well. A longer arrow is more stable than a short one. All that we sell are surprisingly accurate at that 40-50 yard hunting range but some of the higher-end crossbows will break arrows at 100 yards.
How to Use Acuslide?
Crossbow Bolt vs. Arrow?
They are the same thing but a “bolt” is really a leftover term from medieval times when crossbows shot a short hunk of metal that was designed to penetrate armor. The “correct” term is “arrow” but “bolt” is still used. The big issue is that calling them “bolts” is used by anti-crossbow groups to show how crossbows are not “archery” because they don’t shoot “arrows.”
What are the Different Brands of Crossbows that Wyvern Creations Carries?
Lots of good options out there but we're snobs and will only sell bows made in the USA (or Canada) from brands that we'll actually use ourselves. If it's on our, website it’s something that you can trust.
Are Rage Broadheads Good for Crossbows?
Provided the broadhead is a “crossbow rated” broadhead they generally will work well. The rule of thumb is slower bows will get more penetration with a fixed head, though you may have to re-sight in the bow for those heads. Faster bows tend to prefer mechanicals such as the Rage.
Mechanical or Fixed Broadheads?
Depends on the bow and what you are looking for. Mechanical heads tend to fly very close to field points and leave big holes in animals. They do, however, take energy to open and don't penetrate quite as well as fixed heads as with those big blades you're whacking more bone. Fixed heads are simple and have great penetration but don’t leave as big a hole, and the faster the bow the harder they are to get to fly as well or similar to field points so more tuning may be involved. We will recommend mechanicals on faster bows and fixed on slower bows. Most of the mid-speed bows you can use either with great results.
Recurve or Compound Crossbowbow: Which One Should I Choose?
Recurve Crossbows are simple and light- those are the 2 big selling points. No bow press needed and no timing or complex tuning to deal with. They are; by comparison to compound crossbows; harder to cock, louder, and can be higher priced than many compound crossbows in the same speed range. Compound crossbows are generally narrower (some by quite a bit) quieter (relatively, all crossbows are somewhat loud) and much easier to cock. Entry level compound crossbows can be a lot less money than entry level recurve crossbows. They are, however, heavier and require bow presses to work on, as well as requiring tuning during string and cable changes. It’s a trade-off as to what kind of bow will work best for you.