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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-17-2018, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Might be time for a new bow

Tore my shoulder last August. Struggled pulling my parker centerfire back all season. Now 4 months after my operation barely can pull it back. Anyone got recommendations on a light bow with a cocking device built in. No point in missing archery season due to a injury.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-17-2018, 07:52 PM
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try a crossbow with a device that cocks it for you . my dad has one and loves it
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Can you use a cocking rope with that model bow that you have? That would make cocking the bow a LOT easier...?
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Yea I have a cocking rope. Still can't pull it back. I made a device that I hook to my tree stand and i use my leg to pull it back but that's a pain to do before daylight
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Gotcha. I know the new Ravin's have a cocking winch built in, but they're pretty proud of their bows.
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Gotcha. I know the new Ravin's have a cocking winch built in, but they're pretty proud of their bows.
Pretty pricey too.

Tenpoint probably has the best bow for a built in crank that I have seen. My daughter has a Turbo GT with the accu-draw. I think even the cranks are now available in the WIcked Ridge Line so you can get a money conscious bow as well if the budget is tight.

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Depending on what you want to spend. Bows with cocking devices built in start with the Wicked Ridge Invader with the AcuDraw, then up through the TenPoint line with the AcuDraws along with the new Excalibur Assassin, and the Ravins. All of these bows I wouldn't hesitate in recommending. Prices will start at $600 for the Wicked Ridge up to $2000 for the Ravin top model.

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Why not just buy the sidewinder for $150?

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I would look into the wicked ridge line as some have mentioned. I just cannot see spending that kind of cash $1,500-$2,000 on a Ravin crossbow with a 5 year warranty? Plus as time goes by all crossbows loose there value, if you decide to sell within a year you be lucky to get 1/2 your $ back. That said i would look into the wicked ridge. Go to a dealer go through the motions, cocking, firing it see if you like it. Good luck
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I have a Mission with the RSD and it's a silent cocker. I haven't used it yet as I bought it to cock bolts in a treestand. Mission crossbows are easy to cock especially my Sniper Lite.
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