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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-23-2010, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Rope cocker safety warning!

Don't ever try to get one more shot out of a frayed rope cocker!
It's actually pretty obvious I guess, I just thought mine would last a little longer. The rope broke just before the bow was cocked so the two hooks hit my big toe at (I think) more than 300 fps. I had to remind myself that no, this is a crossbow, I didn't just put an arrow in my toe even though it feels like it. I found the one hook but the other bounced up against the house and landed in the flowers about 10 ft. away. It's a little early to tell but it looks like a blood blister under the whole toe nail and everything else is really puffy.
I repeat, don't use a frayed rope cocker!!

Question: is the Parker red hot rope cocker the best choice for an '08 Parker Cyclone?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-23-2010, 07:28 PM
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Re: Rope cocker safety warning!

that's why i'm trying to find out if i can sell replacement rope for anyones rope cocker on the forum....just waiting to get a reply to my PM bout doing so since it is not just a one time selling deal, but sell a bunch of them to who wants them....i'll have a thread started as soon as i know if i can....sorry i couldn't have them for sale before ya busted up your toe..........bob

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Re: Rope cocker safety warning!

Safety First!!!!

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Re: Rope cocker safety warning!

I like the Excalibur rope cockers the best. They seem to last longer.

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Re: Rope cocker safety warning!

I'm curious. About how many shots(cocks) would you expect to get from a Parker vs. an Excalibur?
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Re: Rope cocker safety warning!

Actually I was speaking about the hooks on the cocker. I've seen a few of them wear to the point that I wasn't comfortable with it. The Excal hooks are larger and seem to take more wear.

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