Any bowhunting I do is from a tree stand which is relatively close range. Its almost like handgun hunting from a blind but quiet. For general use I think of my recurve as a survival weapon which would probably be used at night. Using a crossbow on nasties up close is pretty much a thru and thru. Cross bows are way powerful but do penetrate multiple layers of anything in their way. I just upgraded to the Zwickey 160 gr. 2 blade on Al arrows for my recurve. Its almost like going medieval. Anybody know how to make fire arrows?