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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-04-2018, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Looking into getting a crossbow

Other than the Excalibur’s, do other brands have the de-cocking feature, as opposed to having to shoot it?
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Other than the Excalibur’s, do other brands have the de-cocking feature, as opposed to having to shoot it?

Some of the newer ones do. Hopefully DPMS will chime in with the specifics.
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if you have done traditional archery the hickory creek inline mini crossbow does and would feel the most bow like. Most of the newer mission offerings have a decocking feature.
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You can put an 8" piece of 3/8 plastic/rubber hose on your rail and slide it back so anti dry fire is picked up and let bow down with a rope cocker like Excalibur.
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Other than the Excalibur’s, do other brands have the de-cocking feature, as opposed to having to shoot it?
Yes. CamX has their new A4. That is what I am shooting this year. It can be manually de-cocked. Mission SUB1 can be decocked manually. Also the Ravin crossbows can all be decocked.

All are excellent crossbows, but over $1000. If you have any interest in the CamX A4, I can direct you to a new in box for way under retail. PM me if interested.

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Consider getting a decocking bolt, i purchased one made out of fiberglass that has a molded lead tip. Works quite well.
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Parker concorde. has an air tank that cocks and de-cocks the crossbow suggested retail 550 to 650 depending on the optics.

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