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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-12-2018, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Scope Bumped

When I was driving home from the woods tonight I put on my breaks to avoid, what else, four deer crossing the highway. My crossbow was laying on the back seat and slid to the floor. It's a regular Subaru back seat, not a truck or something else. Is that enough to mess up the scope? Just wondering because I live in an apartment and it's kind of a big deal. I have to dig out my target, drag it to the car, and then find somewhere to set it up. I realize there's no concrete answer to this, but I'm just wondering how much of a knock it takes to knock it off target.
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You'll never know until you shoot it. No idea what kind of scope that you have or the quality of it. It's probably fine, but I'm not sure that I would be willing to risk the wounding of an animal on it.
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Probably ok, but personally I would not take a shot at any wild game until I checked it on a target at very close range to start.
It is worth the time and effort to be sure as not to miss a shot at possibly a chance of a lifetime or worst to cripple any animal.

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Like the other said you just have to shoot it to see. I bumped my scope the other night when getting ready, so I took a quick shot at 30 yards before leaving the yard just to make sure.

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Thanks for your opinions. I guess it's better to be safe than sorry.
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Thanks for your opinions. I guess it's better to be safe than sorry.
Amen!! Nothing like having confidence in your equipment when the time comes for the shot!!

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I unload into a bag target I carry in the truck so I actually check mine after each days hunt.
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I took all the advice and shot my bow before I went hunting. It was right on but the correct thing was to shoot it before I used it again. In retrospect it was kind of a dumb question, but thanks for the push in the right direction. You're right, you need to have that confidence.
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Good to hear.

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Dropped mine about 18 feet out of a tree this morning in the dark! Landed on moss and leaves but shot 4 or 5" to the left when I checked it. Another "senior" moment! The other day I went to unload and didn't switch to my bolt with the blunt field tip and shot a broadhead thru the bag!
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