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Decocking Bolt Wicked Ridge

Took the plunge last week on a new crossbow , all I saw for 10 point/ wicked ridge family of bows was the biodegradable ones which I don’t think are cost effective for me - what will work with the Omni nock ? Thanks

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I would just buy a cheap archery target to bring with you, that’s what we always shoot at the end of the day.
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I use an Excaliber and decock by hand. First time was kind of scary, but after that no big deal.

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Took the plunge last week on a new crossbow , all I saw for 10 point/ wicked ridge family of bows was the biodegradable ones which I donít think are cost effective for me - what will work with the Omni nock ? Thanks
If your bow came with three arrows, which I think it does, you are going to need to buy more anyways. Most likely you will find an arrow that doesn't shoot as good as the rest. Use that for your decocking arrow. There are small decocking bag targets on the market for this task, or just leave your unloaded bow cocked, and decock into a target when you get home or back to camp.

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Just wondering doe's anyone shoot a bolt into the ground (soft dirt) to Decock before exiting your stand?
Don't own a Crossbow but am in the market for one.

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Just buy a decocking arrow, they are not all that expensive. You can shoot it at a stump or a mound of dirt. The do not have a point on the head. I bought one when I bought my crossbow. I will just leave it on my ATV and decock before I leave.

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Just wondering doe's anyone shoot a bolt into the ground (soft dirt) to Decock before exiting your stand?
Don't own a Crossbow but am in the market for one.
I have done that in the past. I don't do it any longer. destroyed a few arrows that way. I unload and carry it out cocked, unless I am hunting with one that can be decocked manually, then I decock it before walking out if after legal shooting hours.

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Just buy a decocking arrow, they are not all that expensive. You can shoot it at a stump or a mound of dirt. The do not have a point on the head. I bought one when I bought my crossbow. I will just leave it on my ATV and decock before I leave.
I'm new to the game here, just running scenarios through my head, even with no arrow nocked didn't want to be lowering
the crossbow bow down out of the stand cocked even though they have a safety.

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Mine will not fire unless there is an arrow in it so I plan to remove the arrow and lower it till it is about 6 inches off the ground. Then remove it from the rope after I climb down. Then fire the decocking arrow after I get to my atv. You might want to look for a rotten stump and put it near your treestand so you could shoot a decocking arrow into it before you climb down. This will be my first season with a crossbow too. If what I am planing to do does not work, I will come up with a plan B.

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Also wonder if you guys cock your crossbow before you go up in stand or after you get up in it?
In my case all my stands are ladder stands.

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