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Jaguar Crossbow Review - Editor's Choice

Jaguar Crossbow Review


Model: Jaguar CR-013 Series Crossbow Kit
Draw Weight: 175 lbs.
Stroke: 12,5 “
Velocity: 245 FPS
Suggested Arrow Length: 16-18-20 “
Crossbow length / Weight: 30″ / 7 lbs.

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  • Great price
  • Good quality
  • Safe and compact
  • Sufficient power for hunting big game
  • It is possible to quickly cock with your own hands
  • No cocking mechanism
  • It is better to replace the standard bolts in the kit with coal ones
  • The scope has no magnification and is not suitable for everyone
  • It will be difficult to manually cock the crossbow
  • With insufficient physical strength – cock the crossbow will not work

Jaguar CR-013 Series Crossbow Kit

Jaguar CR-013 - Aim

This crossbow has every chance of becoming a beginner’s favorite bow. The main feature is a simple device and a reasonable price. For sniper shooting at 80-100 yards, this will not work for many reasons, but we will go into detail below why it works this way.
Let’s start.

The Jaguar CR-013 crossbow, with 175 lb bollard pull, is one of the most popular crossbows. This crossbow is characterized by accuracy, good strength, and maximum safety.

The Jaguar CR-013 crossbow fires at speeds up to 245 feet per second (FPS). This crossbow has a 12-inch power stroke and a slotted cast magnesium barrel for precise tracking of boom flight. Includes a 30mm red dot scope with seven brightness levels. It measures 27″x 35″, 7 pounds, 13 ounces, a great combination of power and size. This crossbow was created for quick hunting and shooting.

The crossbow comes with a six-bolt quiver, four 16-inch aluminum crossbow arrows weighing 150 g, a shoulder strap, and a scope.
If you want to turn this crossbow into a weapon of incredible accuracy, replace the factory scope with a more powerful one. Pay attention to the landing pad and select only the correct components.

You can also swap out the standard 16″ arrows for more deadly (18″) arrows. This will make it possible to successfully hunt even large forest animals.

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Package Content

Jaguar CR-013 - Replacement String

Jaguar CR-013 is a medium-sized crossbow. It takes 30 x 14 x 6 inches and weighs 7 pounds. This allows even teenagers and women to use the crossbow. The only obstacle is the platoon, but more on that later.

In the box you will find a composite stock and fiberglass limbs. In addition to the kit, you get a detachable quiver for 6 bolts, 4 aluminum crossbow bolts 16″ long with 150g lugs, a scope, goggles, and a shoulder strap.

We Collect the Crossbow

Jaguar crossbow review

This crossbow does not have a complex block system or any separate mechanisms with which a lot of effort is required. Everything is described well enough in the instructions. Simple circuit = simple assembly.

Power and Precision

 jaguar crossbow in action

The fiberglass shoulders of this crossbow develop 175 pounds of force. This allows the boom to accelerate to 245 frames per second. This is much smaller than the most powerful modern crossbows, but it is still a deadly weapon. In just 1 second, the arrow will leave the magnesium barrel and hit a target 200 yards away.

What hunters can expect

Hunters with Jaguar Crossbow

This is by far one of the cheapest hunting crossbows. This bow has enough power to prey any inhabitant of the forest. Given that Colorado’s minimum pulling force is 35 pounds, this crossbow has a reserve of energy. Large game such as deer, elk, wild boar, or black bear requires 42 to 65 foot-pounds. The comfortable distance for a successful hunt is about 30 yards.

The only addition to making the 175 lbs even more effective is the sturdy hunting arrows. The correct bolt for this crossbow should weigh (including the 125g point) – 375g.


To cock the crossbow, lower it with your shoulders down and fix it with your foot in the loop. Then grab the string with both hands and pull it 12 inches towards you until it clicks. The accuracy of the future shot depends on the uniformity of the tension.

This crossbow has a quick platoon if you have enough strength. Not every crossbow can boast a rate of fire of 3-6 rounds per minute. With intense shooting, your arms and back will get a very good workout and if you feel like you are running out of strength, take a break.
If, in your best physical condition, you cannot cock the crossbow, use additional devices such as a rope cocker. A rope cocker will halve the effort applied, which will reduce the work of your arms and lower back.


Jaguar CR-013 - Aim

To mount the scope, this crossbow has a standard Weaver rail on which a 30mm single magnification red dot is mounted with 7 steps of brightness control. To replace the scope battery, you need to find the brightness control (at the top of the scope) and unscrew the slotted cover. Holding the scope with one hand and inserting a 25-cent coin into the slot (like a screwdriver) – unscrew and remove the cover. Replace the used battery with any # 2032 battery.


Bolts ang Arrows - Jaguar Crossbow

The standard bolts you get in the kit are 16” field-point aluminum bolts. If you fix it, replace the metal bolts with 18″ and 20″ long coal bolts. The main thing is not to use arrows that are too light, less than 375 grams. If the arrow is too light, the energy of opening the crossbow will be spent on destroying the bowstring and shoulders.

Safety and design

Jaguar Crossbow - CR - 013

When the crossbow is cocked, the bowstring is automatically blocked by a safety mechanism. The fuse function will also protect you from dry fire, which is very dangerous for ALL crossbows. An important feature – if you turn off the fuse, it will be impossible to switch back (from Fire to Safe). To unlock and activate the fuse, you need to make a shot (with an arrow).


This crossbow has a very simple structure and has no high-tech elements that could break. You will receive a standard limited warranty that does not apply to the string. In order for your bowstring to please you for a long time with trouble-free work, be sure to lubricate it with wax (or hygienic lipstick, the main thing is to reduce friction).


This is a good crossbow for beginners. If you are just planning to get your first skills with this weapon, you definitely need to start somewhere. This crossbow is strong enough to be used for hunting without spending all your money.

There is another interesting idea that we present to you. If you want to spend more time with your children, the Jaguar CR-013 crossbow is the perfect excuse to make friends. Without you, they definitely won’t be able to cock it, which means they will always be under your control.

Dmitry Koval
Dmitry Koval
Tactical & Survival Expert
I am from the generation that tried to repeat all the tricks of Jackie Chan, hunted birds with homemade bows, and built my mini-base in the forest. At the age of 18, I was a scout in PLAST (scout organization) and participated in campaigns and quests. Somehow we decided to test ourselves, took our backpacks and walked 50 km (31 miles) in 1 day. We had a lot of fun!

Remembering my past, I ask in bewilderment: “How am I alive after all my adventures?” - harsh trials, reckless parties, love affairs, and a sea of silliness.

My hobbies are weapon upgrades, tactical gear, and the latest in wilderness survival technology. I have hundreds of different survival gadgets in my collections, which are sent to me for "test-driving" by Amazon, eBay, and other online retailers. That's what I write about, and I also make YouTube videos about them! Stay tuned!

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