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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-06-2018, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone use a sling on their Crossbow?

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-06-2018, 11:16 AM
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I just bought one to make it easier to climb into my tree stand. I don't want to haul it up with a rope. I pull up my back pack and chair but I sling my rifle to climb the ladder. I don't know how much I will like it but it will be better than climbing one handed.

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To me crossbows are awkward to carry and I would think a sling would be a plus. I would think a sling could also be an asset if in an event one had to hold the crossbow in place for a period of time waiting for a good shot.

I do a considerable amount of hunting via a 4 wheeler therefore, when I do use a crossbow my walks are 200yards more or less and I am carrying a back pack, a tree stand and a bow.

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-06-2018, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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I'm buying a Crossbow soon so I was wondering about a sling and found they make them for the CB.
Thought it would be easier with the CB slung over my back or shoulder to and from stand.
I like being hands free navigating in the dark.

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Joe, they are ideal if your carrying to a preplaced stand.. if your hunting with a self climber they are pretty much useless until your climbing the tree
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Joe, they are ideal if your carrying to a preplaced stand.. if your hunting with a self climber they are pretty much useless until your climbing the tree
I only hunt from ladder stands, gave up the climbers several years ago.
Now I'm thinking my back pack may be an obstacle.

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It might be depending on the size, mines not a real big one and I'm able to use the sling with my backpack
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-06-2018, 01:41 PM
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You could buy one of these backacks made to carry crossbows. There are several manufacturers.



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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-06-2018, 02:27 PM
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I do but I read something interesting about it and thought I would share. Might have even read it on here. Somebody mentioned that if you cock your crossbow before walking to your stand it might not be a great idea. If the string or a limb would fail that it could be a dangerous situation with the limbs being right by your head. Never gave it a thought before reading that.
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-06-2018, 02:46 PM
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I would not even consider cocking my crossbow before getting to my stand in the dark. I might if I was going in to sill hunt after daylight while carrying the crossbow but never while it was on a sling or in my holders on my atv. There was a certain member f the house of representatives who was too puny o cock his crossbow so he had his son cock it before he left in his truck and then he drove to his hunting spot with a cocked crossbow inside his truck.

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