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Proper lowering

What method do you all use to lower your crossbow from your elevated tree stand to the ground without damaging the scope or the quiver/fletchings/arrows?

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-18-2016, 12:31 AM
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Re: Proper lowering

Rope. Slow n easy. At the very least remove the bolt.

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The scope always tends to rest on the bottom....

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-18-2016, 03:47 AM
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Re: Proper lowering

If it's a permanent stand i make the rope shirt so the bow hangs a few feet off the ground. If not I'll just lower it gently.
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Re: Proper lowering

All of our hang on stands and 2 man ladder stand have pull up ropes on them. I like the ones that have the orange reflector and carabiner on the bottom. I believe HME makes them. The clip hangs 3-4 feet from the ground. Your gun or bow, or crossbow will be hanging there waiting for you to pull it up.

I don't clip the carabiner to anything on any weapon. I always loop it through and clip it on the rope to form a loop. Verticale bow I'll loop it through a hole in the riser, dad loops it through the foot sturrup on his crossbow and I loop it around the sling on a rifle.
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All of our hang on stands and 2 man ladder stand have pull up ropes on them. I like the ones that have the orange reflector and carabiner on the bottom. I believe HME makes them. The clip hangs 3-4 feet from the ground.

I don't clip the carabiner to anything on any weapon. I always loop it through and clip it on the rope to form a loop.
Some good advice there! That is how I do mine as well. I do one thing different in that I have my rope just long enough so the butt of the device is just touching the ground. That way it isn't twisting around or swaying if there is wind while I am climbing up/down.
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Re: Proper lowering

Rope that is just long enough so that buttstock hits the ground. Keeps the bow off the ground and not swinging.

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I use a climber...

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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.
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