I don't really know anything about crossbows, and can't find much on the web other than information about hunting with them. But, does anyone know about using a crossbow as a general weapon? Baalistics? Minimum pull force requirements? Don't laugh, but I was intrigued by the idea of a crossbow after (again) reading the Zombie Survival Guide... (specifically the hand crossbow as maybe a tertiary weapon). Realistically in a "hide out away from the chaos" type situation that we commonly refer to as "SHTF," one thing that I never really see mentioned in the ability to hunt (or even kill?) silently. I mean, if you are out in the woods and want to grab yourself a squirrel, but know there could be people within a mile in any direction, you would be kindof screwed. I was looking at some 100lb and 150lb crossbows just because that is about all Id be willing to spend, and they would be cheap ones at that.