If your bow came with three arrows, which I think it does, you are going to need to buy more anyways. Most likely you will find an arrow that doesn't shoot as good as the rest. Use that for your decocking arrow. There are small decocking bag targets on the market for this task, or just leave your unloaded bow cocked, and decock into a target when you get home or back to camp.Took the plunge last week on a new crossbow , all I saw for 10 point/ wicked ridge family of bows was the biodegradable ones which I don’t think are cost effective for me - what will work with the Omni nock ? Thanks
I have done that in the past. I don't do it any longer. destroyed a few arrows that way. I unload and carry it out cocked, unless I am hunting with one that can be decocked manually, then I decock it before walking out if after legal shooting hours.Just wondering doe's anyone shoot a bolt into the ground (soft dirt) to Decock before exiting your stand?
Don't own a Crossbow but am in the market for one.
I'm new to the game here, just running scenarios through my head, even with no arrow nocked didn't want to be loweringJust buy a decocking arrow, they are not all that expensive. You can shoot it at a stump or a mound of dirt. The do not have a point on the head. I bought one when I bought my crossbow. I will just leave it on my ATV and decock before I leave.
If it is dark walking in, I cock it at the base of the tree if using a rope cocker, then pull it up unloaded. If it is dark walking in, and I am using a mechanical cocker that clicks, I cock it before heading in, then pull it up unloaded.Also wonder if you guys cock your crossbow before you go up in stand or after you get up in it?
In my case all my stands are ladder stands.