frustrated with new issues!!!! - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-20-2015, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
Regular Visitor
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Phila.
Posts: 67
Back To Top
frustrated with new issues!!!!

OK ,I feel good about the power of my crossbow, but now I have two issues to deal with,for one i'm sighting in my scope and I keep hitting right of my aim point, so I turn the dial to the left and it's at the point where it cant go left anymore, and im still hitting right of the aim point, so to hit center lungs I have to aim forward on the front shoulder almost, any one have any advice, and my string serving just started coming apart after about 50 shots and being lubed after every 5, I sent SASpots an e-mail, waiting on reply, are there any band -aid solutions for the serving?, it broke right in the middle, Iwas going to take hunting tomorrow, but it looks like i'll be using my compound
timster is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-20-2015, 12:51 PM
Senior Member
 
dpms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 18,323
Back To Top
Re: frustrated with new issues!!!!

If your center serving is actually cut and unraveling in the middle, I would not shoot it. It should last way more than 50 shots.

Rail lube should be placed on the rail sparingly, not on the serving itself in most cases. Maybe every 20-30 shots. If your center serving is cut, then there is something sharp on the claws that hold the string or on the nock. Try running a cotton ball over the nocks and on the back side of the claws to check for burrs or something.

Left or right issues could be cam timing off by quite a bit, the nock hitting the junction of the rail and riser during the shot, arrows that are way too stiff or too weak spined, a bad scope, or the actual receiver not being parallel to the rail.

I support all hunters, regardless of weapon or technique!
dpms is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-20-2015, 12:58 PM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
Retired_Rusty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Susquehanna Valley
Posts: 4,761
Back To Top
Re: frustrated with new issues!!!!

Could be non-symmetrical assembly, or not equal draw on the limbs when cocking.

First thing, check the gap between riser and each limb, under the limb bolts. One or two turns difference can cant the limbs enough to affect true to target shots.

Then check from center of cam to a spot on the other end of the limb, on both sides. Should be equal left and right, cocked or uncocked. If not then it is off true.

Also, put marks on your string at the edge of the rail when at rest (uncocked). Then cock it like you normally do, and look where the marks are.

1/16" off center is enough to push the bolt one way or the other off the rail.

“There is Truth in the Old Saying, That if you make yourself a Sheep, the Wolves will eat you.”
Benjamin Franklin, 1773
Retired_Rusty is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-20-2015, 01:06 PM
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 1,142
Back To Top
Re: frustrated with new issues!!!!

timster: What brand and series of crossbow are you having problems with? The higher the draw weight, the faster the arrow flies in feet per second, the more recoil the crossbow will have. Some of the crossbow scopes are not built for that type of recoil. This works the same for a rifle. All the best.
littlegopher is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-20-2015, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
Regular Visitor
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Phila.
Posts: 67
Back To Top
Re: frustrated with new issues!!!!

SA Sports Fever,it's 175lb,recurve type.
timster is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-20-2015, 04:34 PM
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 1,142
Back To Top
Re: frustrated with new issues!!!!

timster: I did an internet search on your crossbow. There are lots of videos shown on "You Tube". I checked "Amazon" and there is a lot of reviews there, many showing 5 stars. What I did find from the reviews, looking at ones that were given low ratings were: scope problems where the scope had to be shimmed, scope not mounted correctly, scope rail crooked. As for the string, there was the odd one mentioned it fraying. I have two suggestions here: 1)check to see if the string is 90 degrees to the rail when the crossbow is at rest (uncocked). If not at 90 degrees remove the riser, checking to make sure it is installed properly. 2)up grade the string to 60X. I have changed my string and cables out on my Barnett Ghost 410 and am very satisfied with them and the excellent customer service.
When sighting in your scope use a solid type rest, and use the same arrow-point combination. Using different arrows could give different points of impact.
Once you have everything set up and working properly shoot through a digital chronograph. If you find it shooting slower than advertised speed, just add 1/2 or full twists to your bow string. If your string is set up properly, based on a 400 grain arrow-point weight combination formula, your crossbow should shoot the advertised speed in feet per second. Any arrow-point combination over the basic 400 grain will lose 3 feet per second for every 10 grains over. As an example: suppose your arrow-point combination is 430 grain. You would be 30 grain over divide by 10 (for every ten grains over the basic 400)=3 x 3 feet per second loss = 9 feet per second loss. Now subtract the 9 from your advertised speed in feet per second. This should give you a very close reading to what a digital chronograph shows for the arrow-point combination you are shooting. All the best.
littlegopher is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-20-2015, 04:36 PM
Senior Member
 
dpms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 18,323
Back To Top
Re: frustrated with new issues!!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by timster
SA Sports Fever,it's 175lb,recurve type.
Are your limbs symmetrical when they are fully cocked? One might be weaker or have a hidden defect. That is a possible cause as well.

I support all hunters, regardless of weapon or technique!
dpms is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-20-2015, 06:15 PM
Senior Member
 
JasonN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Warren, Pa - Clarion Co. Camp
Posts: 14,314
Back To Top
Re: frustrated with new issues!!!!

Are you using a cocking aid or doing it by hand?

I have a buddy with a 'cheap' recurve crossbow. He had terrible issues with accuracy. Not so much what you're having, but flat out inconsistency in shots. He was cocking by hand (because he didn't know any better). I did a little googling and told him to try a cocking aid....problem solved. You simply can't repeatably cock a high poundage crossbow by hand. The cocking aid makes this easy though.

Just a thought worth exploring.

You really under estimated the ramifications of the boondoggle you have just perpetrated!
JasonN is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-20-2015, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
Regular Visitor
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Phila.
Posts: 67
Back To Top
Re: frustrated with new issues!!!!

Well I talked to customer service and they are sending me a new string and quiver free of charge, so I'll have to deal with this scope issue now, or install the open sights it also came with (really don't wanna go that route)
timster is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-20-2015, 10:01 PM
The Man
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Washington Co. Pa.
Posts: 9,447
Back To Top
Re: frustrated with new issues!!!!

If I,m not mistakin you have to assemble those bows.Maybe you got it out of whack on the installation.
good ole boy is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome