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My daughter uses a Parker Challenger crossbow, and has taken a few deer with it. It's perfect for her, as it is short and light (just like her), and pink camo! Anyway, she cannot cock the crossbow herself as she's not strong enough. Try as she might, she just can't cock it and has a cocking device with the small wheels on it but still can't do it. I've looked at other crossbows that have cocking mechanisms, but they are usually VERY heavy.

Does anyone have any suggestions on aftermarket cocking devices, cranks, etc.? I thought about the Parker crossbow which has a CO2 cocking device, but haven't seen one and don't want to purchase one sight unseen.

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Call or chat with Lancaster Archery Supply and talk to them at their tech-spert number 855-922-7769. The Carbon Express crossbow I just bought came with a cocking rope and a crank cocking device. It is light enough I could carry it in my coat pocket. The butt of the stock has a hole to accept the one I have, I would bet there are other devices you could get.
 

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My daughter uses a Parker Challenger crossbow, and has taken a few deer with it. It's perfect for her, as it is short and light (just like her), and pink camo! Anyway, she cannot cock the crossbow herself as she's not strong enough. Try as she might, she just can't cock it and has a cocking device with the small wheels on it but still can't do it. I've looked at other crossbows that have cocking mechanisms, but they are usually VERY heavy. Does anyone have any suggestions on aftermarket cocking devices, cranks, etc.?
Parker's Sidewinder crank cocking device should work with the Challenger.

I thought about the Parker crossbow which has a CO2 cocking device, but haven't seen one and don't want to purchase one sight unseen.

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Jay
The Parker Concorde was deemed illegal by the PGC when it came to the market. That was challenged since the Co2 tank is not used to propel the arrow. The PGC held firm that the crossbow is not legal. That was about 6 years ago.
 
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