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de-cocking your crossbow

do you guys shoot/de-cock your crossbow after each hunt? i do because not sure if having the limbs under all that stress for days on end would be good or not. just curious if everyone else de-cocks it daily or not.
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Re: de-cocking your crossbow

I de-cock mine everytime. Just started x bow hunting this year and was told to always de-cock due to all the stress on the limbs. Keep a target in the back of my truck with a bolt with just a field tip.

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Re: de-cocking your crossbow

i also decock mine everytime...but with the excal hand cocking rope its not a big pain in the butt like some of the bow mounted devices i have seen...
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Re: de-cocking your crossbow

i thinking de cocking the excalibur is quick and simple...sure beats shooting an arrow everytime

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Re: de-cocking your crossbow

Most manufacturers warn against DECOCKING a Xbow and recommend shooting it down as trying to actually decock a bow can very easilly cause it to fire empty, doing damage to the bow and possibly the shooter and trying to decock a xbow with a bolt on the rail would be just foolhardy. I know excalibers can be decocked quite easilly and I used to show my customers how to do it whenever they purchaed one from me.

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Re: de-cocking your crossbow

I have an Excal Exocet 200 and de-cock it with the cocking rope. It doubles as a de-cocker and works great.

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Re: de-cocking your crossbow

I de-cock after each hunt.

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Re: de-cocking your crossbow

I have a ten point stealth xlt and i shoot a field tipped bolt into my block when i get home. I don't hunt far from my house, only a 5 min drive.

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Re: de-cocking your crossbow

shoot a feild tip into my bag target after each hunt.

im curious how decocking with the excaliburs works, might get an excal as my next xbow.
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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-22-2012, 11:04 PM
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Re: de-cocking your crossbow

I decock my'in right when i get back to the truck...I keep my bag with me...and i'm ussally on farm land so i can unload it safely...
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