Re: Crossbow Cocking
Cspot pretty much covered it. There is the potential for a tad more string to be on one side of the latch when cocking by hand. This will lead to one side of the limbs being loaded more than the other. Accuracy may suffer.
If cocking by hand, mark the center serving just above the the edge of the rail. When the bow is cocked, reference those points against the receiver to make sure the are equadistant. Just a way to double check.
Also, when you grab the string, keep the inside of your fingers against the rail with consistant pressure when cocking all the way until the string latch catches.
Many people can cock crossbows and get great accuracy. Just be aware that a consistant stroke is necessary.
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