Re: Proper lowering
Probably should have said that I the beginning! Lol
If I'm in a climber, I tie off my pull up rope to upper frame. I can understdnd how it could want to lay scope down. I don't really think that is of any concern. If you rest the butt on the ground and just kind of tip it over, it's not going to hurt the scope one bit. Unless of course there's a rock or something. Something that would be s good idea to have for added safety would be the butler creek flip up scope covers. I have those on all my scopes, rifles and crossbows.
If that still worries you you could loop the pull up rope around the butt end of the sling. The crossbow would come down foot sturrup first, and should lay down scope up everytime.