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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-06-2011, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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Uncocking Horton crossbow?

I have a Horton Summit 150 crossbow. Is there any way I can uncock this bow with the rope cocker and do it safely? I don't want to go to an Excalibur just for that advantage. Thanks!
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Re: Uncocking Horton crossbow?

Would'nt try to do that with the rope cocker...Personally,
I don't think it can be done safely.....Get a de-cocking arrow. I leave mine cocked and shoot the target when I get home.

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Re: Uncocking Horton crossbow?

I have been carrying a blunt point with me and change a bolt over to it and shoot an old stump. I just saw the ad for the Excalibur rope cocker and thought maybe the same would work for me and/or other brand crossbow users.
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Re: Uncocking Horton crossbow?

You can do it with a rope cocker I did it once with my Horton but you need someone to help you, I put the cocker on the string, pull back and got my wife to take the safe off, then I slowly let it down. I wouldn't advise it for youngsters though.

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Re: Uncocking Horton crossbow?

You should never uncock a compound crossbow without firing it.It may end up being a dryfire and that isn't good.

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Re: Uncocking Horton crossbow?

I fire a damaged bolt into the ground off the back porch. Takes less time then putting the rope cocker on the crossbow

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Re: Uncocking Horton crossbow?

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You should never uncock a compound crossbow without firing it.It may end up being a dryfire and that isn't good.
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Re: Uncocking Horton crossbow?

I did not say you can never do it,I said you should never do it.I don't care if your limbs explode.However practicing and recommending an unsafe practice are very different things.If you read the owners manual and it states not to do it.That means it is unsafe.Even if it is yours.Excalibur states it is safe.Does Horton?

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Re: Uncocking Horton crossbow?

I don't understand why one wouldn't just use a junk arrow and shoot it into the dirt. Or carry a target if you must. So much easier than uncocking. I've been doing that with my Horton for years.
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Re: Uncocking Horton crossbow?

When a friend of mine brought his set up they included a dense foam ball that looked like a soccer ball. When he is finished hunting he tosses out the ball at the truck and fires a practice bolt into it.
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