The past weekend I took my daughter shooting with an old Barnett Hunter crossbow. At the beginning It was very tight and would shoot close groups with me having to load it for her. She's 7 btw. By the end she was able to almost set the string. It seems like it is very loose. How do I tighten it up again so I can shoot it? I'm not planning on using it this year, but she isn't scared to shoot it and I would love to keep her on it.
What Arrowhead was saying if it is a recurve style crossbow, the string can be removed and some twists added to tighten it back up. Sounds like it is close to failure if it stretched that much in a few shots.
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I just looked at the bow and it is actually loose at the front. I think it is more the arms need tightened than the string. My brother in law used to do lifting competitions and he couldn't move the string far enough to get it loaded and now my 7 year old daughter almost got it.
I just looked at the bow real closely and it looks like the 2 "arms" are delaminated. The painted on label doesn't line up from top to bottom. Obviously, I'm not going to use it, but can you buy replacement arms? I apologize if I am using the incorrect terms.
If I'm thinking correctly (sometimes I'm not) you have the recurve style crossbow. The limb or arms are available and they are somewhat generic, meaning they are all very similar. The best deal you can get on them will come from a search on the online auction sites.
Arrowhead you are exactly correct. I found the replacement on ebay for about $30.00. Stinks that I bought the entire bow for $40.00 but this should keep me for quite a while. All I really want out of it, is for my daughter to get a love for the outside. If it works at all, its money well spent.