I haven’t been on for quite a while, so first thing is a big HEY to all you guy’s.
Finally broke down and bought one of these contraptions. Settled on a Horton Vision due to it’s balance and compact dimensions. Very happy with it so far although I’m not crazy about the 4x scope it came with, seems to me a 2x or 3x would be better but it will have to do for now.
1. How much rail lube do you use, how often?
2. I’m concerned about cocking in the tree stand and possibly having the bow slip through the rungs and being damaged, but I’m also concerned about accidental dry fire hoisting a cocked bow. Thought about building a bracket out of aluminum channel and bolting it to one of the rungs to hold the stirrup. Do most of you cock on the ground and hoist the cocked but unloaded bow up to your stand or do you cock it in the stand?
3. I blew a sting up almost right away and traced the cause to the half moon nock on one of my bolts. The nock was indexed 90 degrees off which placed the “sharp” edge against the string and blew up the string the first time I shot the bolt. Of course I’ve checked the index on the rest of the bolts and corrected a couple that were off but flat nocks would eliminate the possibility. What are the pros and cons of half moon vs. flat nocks.