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Just curious, how do you sight a crossbow in for the first time? I didn't know if their was anyway you could get it close like boresighting a rifle. Also what distance do you start out at?

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Re: Sighting In

Helped a buddy of mine do his - using a 3 dot crossbow scope
started at 10yds
moved to 20yds
did final adjustments
he was good out to 40 with his 3rd dot

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Re: Sighting In

I start at 20 yards what scope do you have on can make a diffents i have crosshairs in mine my frist is 20yds the second one is 30yds the thrid one is 40yds and the fourth is 50 yds and fith one is 60yds and it all depends on the bow and scope and the arrow and tips you shoot
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Re: Sighting In

I start at 10 yards and move back to 20. At 20 yards it will usually take 20 clicks of the scope to move one inch. When you start getting it dialed in, only shoot one arrow per dot on the target. At 20 yards it's easy to put arrows inside each other, or at the very least to break nocks. If you are consistently shooting a half inch right or left it's possible to give it a few clicks and get it to the bullseye.

If you hear arrows slap each other or even if you don't...it's a good idea to flex each arrow and inspect the nocks before you shoot them again.

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Thanks for the help.

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Re: Sighting In

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Originally Posted by arrowhead
it's a good idea to flex each arrow and inspect the nocks before you shoot them again.
This cannot be overstated. Please for those shooting moon nocks, inspect the nocks often to ensure thast there is no cracks or damage.

With the high performance bows of today, a moon nock failing is essentially a dry fire of the bow. Many instances of blown limbs with bows requiring moon nocks are the result of a failed moon nock or improper seating of the moon nock.

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