Yes. that's what I did when I came out of the woods this morning. I always keep a spare field tip in my pack in case I forget the target arrow. It's carrying the block target around for the discharge that's a bit awkward.
I believe you would use this when you get to your vehicle at the end of the hunt or if taking a break during the day. Safer than shooting a practice arrow in the ground. Again, keep it in your vehicle.
Interesting about the safety zone comment. Isn't the crossbow considered unloaded with the arrow removed from the rail? Similar to a muzzleloader with barrel loaded but no powder in the pan. You can carry it in a vehicle like that.
that should be considered unloaded-there is no harm in a cocked crossbow w/ no arrow in it -- justone more advantage of the excal. line ( i have an excal. equinox 225lb. its the best thing that i could have bought )
You must have written permission from the landowner to hunt or carry a loaded weapon while engaging in the act of hunting in a safety zone. Since you are the landowner, I would think that it is legal for you to do that.
I don't have a crossbow...but would like to get one this year. I don't understand how you unload at the end of the day...you can take the bolt out of a cocked crossbow? ...or you can remove a broadhead and replace it with a field tip while it's loaded on the rail??
I'm missing something here. How do you guys do it?
Yes you can remove the bolt from a cocked crossbow.Remove it switch the tip or to a field tipped bolt and place back on the shooting rail tight against the string.Fire the bolt into a target.You are done.Don't try switching the tips with the bolt on the rail.Big safety no-no.