Preventing crossbow contact with tree when shooting to the rear
I just hung the first tree stand that I will hunt from with my new crossbow this year. The first thing I noticed was how the tree will really limit shots behind me and even to the side due to making sure the crossbow limbs don't contact the tree.
I'm a bit worried that in the thrill of the hunt with the heart racing and the perfect broadside view of a deer, it may be difficult to remember or judge enough clearance between the crossbow and the tree. I'm thinking about tying a stick or something to the tree to act as a jig or "stop" to physically prevent the bow from coming too close to the tree, or at the very least serve as a quick gauge to eliminate guessing. Does anyone have any similar tips or tricks to prevent the disaster of a crossbow limb smacking the tree?
Last edited by Flint Lock; 09-10-2017 at 11:00 PM.