I discovered the end of my arrow retention spring on my Parker bow broke off and I had to pry the metal up a little to get the string and bolt under the retention spring.
Anybody else ever have this problem and is it worth it to get it fixed or just buy a new one. My Parker bow is over 8 years old and I think I only paid $400 back then
8 Years old ? Like the old saying, #### or get off the pot and buy a new crossbow.
In all seriousness I don't think it's worth fixing and even if it was now you have to worry about parts availability.
Bows/Crossbows do not hold value like Firearms.
my parker safari outfitter crossbow is 15 years old. when i went to shoot it the other day, i couldnt get the bow to cock and lock the string in place. i borrowed my daughter in laws 10 point to hunt with the last two times i went out.
finally got my parker to the pro shop today. its fixed. apparently i tried to cock it with the safety on and you cant do that as the string sets the bow on safe as its cocked. when i did that, the entire mechanism locked up and prevented me from cocking it no matter what position i put the safety in. the guy at the shop fixed it in 2 minutes for free.
get yours fixed that retention springs shouldnt cost much and they are most likely universal, fitting just about everybow out there. its just a piece of flexible metal to hold your arrow in place.