Bolts & balls for crossbows

Buy crossbow bolts

When you have found your crossbow, you may want to consider buying more crossbow bolts.

But before we continue, you should know that both crossbow bolts are the arrows for the crossbow. Some novices talk about crossbow arrows. But what is meant here are crossbow bolts. This is how the arrows for the crossbow are called.

Some crossbows often come with a few bolts. In most cases, however, these models are not of very high quality. For this reason, we advise you to buy even higher quality bolts. With this article, we want to help you to find the right crossbow bolts for you and your crossbow.


What kind of crossbow bolts are there?

Below you will find a short and clear list of the two different types of crossbow bolts. In this way we would like to show you the advantages of each crossbow bolt.


Carbon bolts

Suitable for the stronger middle class and high-end crossbows

  • Very robust
  • Very good flight characteristics
  • Suitable for high-end crossbows
Buy carbon bolts

Aluminium bolts

Suitable for the lighter beginners and middle class crossbows

  • Cost-effective
  • Good flight characteristics
  • Suitable for beginners crossbows
Buy aluminium bolts

Carbon bolts for beginners and advanced users

Are you looking for high-quality carbon bolts that convince you in both price and quality? In this case SPHERE together with BSW-Archery has two high-quality crossbow bolts ready for you. But let's take a closer look at these two models.

One of them is the SPHERE Storm carbon bolt. With its convincing characteristics and a surprisingly low price, this bolt is clearly aimed at crossbow novices with high expectations. The delivered stability as well as a straightness value of 0.005" can otherwise only be found with carbon bolts, which have a much higher purchase price.

Advanced crossbow shooters take the next logical step and of course, are constantly looking for better materials and various accessories. When it comes to crossbow bolts, you should clearly take a look at the SPHERE Thunder bolts. Because the big brother of the SPHERE Storm carbon bolts is not only a optical delicacies. The used 3K carbon makes the SPHERE Thunder one of the most robust carbon bolts, which impresses with its eye-catching appearance.

Both beginners and professionals should take a closer look at the SPHERE crossbow bolts and convince themselves of the experience and the high-quality materials.

How heavy should the crossbow bolt be?

This question cannot be answered so easily. In case of doubt, at least the weight of the bolts supplied in the set should always be maintained. Basically we always recommend to buy the slightly heavier bolt.

It is better to buy heavier crossbow bolts

The bolts that came with your crossbow were probably a little lighter. Of course, the advantage of this is that the speed of the bolt is as high as possible. However, your crossbow might have heavier bolts. The heavier the bolt, the more intense your crossbow is protected.

If you make an dry shot (e.g a shot without a bolt), your crossbow often suffers irrevocable damage. This could for example be a broken limb or a torn string or even bent cams. And that can be very expensive. In any case the purchase of good crossbow bolts pays off.

How long should the crossbow bolt be?

Also the length of the bolt is very important. The longer the crossbow bolt is, the more weight it will carry. We have already mentioned the advantages above. Basically, you can refer to the length of the bolts included in the crossbow set.

If you use broadheads, you have to make sure that the bolt is long enough so that the broadhead protrudes far enough. You must remember that the broadheads have protruding blades that would otherwise rest on the bolt rail.

Any more questions?

If you have any further questions about crossbow bolts, we would be happy to help you. Of course, we will also be happy to answer any further questions you may have about archery or crossbow sports. The best way to reach us is by email support[@]bsw-archery.eu or via our Support-Center. Further information, as well as tips and tricks, are available on our BSW-Archery YouTube-Channel.