OK, taking it from the top, if you take an 80-pound pistol crossbow and repeatedly strike a human with it on various sensitive parts of the body with sufficient energy imparted to it, yes, you can kill the human.
Whence, what is the best pistol crossbow?
Our Picks for the Best Pistol Crossbow
Cobra 80 lbs – Break action self cocking, our pick for the best pistol – 9.8/10.
– This miniature model is the perfect gift for the executive bowhunter in your life.
PSE Viper SS – The adjustable rear sight makes this pistol crossbow the practical choice.
In spite of that, can an 80 lb crossbow kill a deer? Let's say if you're aiming at a deer with a pistol bow of 80 lbs draw weight. In such a situation, your maximum distance should be 25 yards. If you shoot the bolt for a more extended range, chances of missing the target arise. And even if your long-distance bolt succeeds to hit the prey, it won't be a clean kill.
Basically, can a 175 lb crossbow kill?
With little exception, any crossbow in that range should be adequate to kill a whitetail deer at moderate ranges. That said, most of the better hunting crossbows are in the 150 to 175 pounds range, with a few topping out over 200 pounds. In general, bigger is better—or in this case, faster.
Can a crossbow kill a zombie?
A Crossbow can be a very effective weapon in a zombie survival situation. They are easy to reload and quiet, which is very important in a zombie outbreak scenario. ... A crossbow is ideal for dispatching zombies quietly and efficiently from range.
For example, unlike rifle- or conventional-bow-wielding hunters, who may be able to stalk deer successfully enough to close to within 40 yards or so of their quarry, few hunters have the ninjalike ability to sneak close enough to deer to allow an accurate shot with a pistol-style crossbow.
A very powerful modern crossbow, using compound-bow technology and carbon-fiber bolts (arrows…) achieves a bit over 400 feet per second velocity. That's laughably slow for a firearm. A garden-variety “30–30” rifle propels a 150-grain bullet at something like 2300 feet per second.