When you buy a BALLISTA crossbow, like the BAT Reverse for medium to big game hunting, we recommend staying within a range of 25 yards for optimal accuracy and effectiveness with this crossbow. If you’re using the regular BAT crossbow, a range of under 15 yards is best.
For small game, you might be able to extend these ranges somewhat, but sticking to the recommended distances will increase your chances of success. When practicing your shooting, you may also go beyond these limits. However, maintaining a range under 30 yards will provide better accuracy and penetration, ensuring you make the most out of your pistol crossbow purchase.