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Discharging a Crossbow

My dad just got a new crossbow it came with an allen discharge arrow after shooting it the first time the nock came off the bolt what does everyone use to discharge their crossbow.

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Re: Discharging a Crossbow

Styrofoam block and a field tip
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Re: Discharging a Crossbow

I use a bolt with a field tip that I either shoot into a discharge ball or soft ground.

DO NOT shoot a crossbow without a bolt or the correct nock, bad things happen.

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post #4 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-27-2015, 04:25 PM
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Re: Discharging a Crossbow

I bought a carbon express release bolt. Shoot right into the ground and be done. Alot better then swapping bolts. and hauling a target. Just put some reflective tape on it, in case it bounces in the dark.
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Re: Discharging a Crossbow

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Styrofoam block and a field tip

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I use a discharge target form yellow jacket...works great...
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Re: Discharging a Crossbow

I use a discharge bolt,my truck has enough stuff in it I don't need to haul a target around also.
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Re: Discharging a Crossbow

Small discharge target.

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Re: Discharging a Crossbow

Aren,t there some bows like Excalibur that can be released without discharging?
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Aren,t there some bows like Excalibur that can be released without discharging?
Yep.

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