I havent touched my Excalibur Vortex in a year and only shot it a few times ever. This is entering its 3rd year. I'm using the rope cocking aid that came with it. I couldnt remember if the hooks went in or out but tried it both ways.
I can't get the stinking thing to pull all the way back and lock!! it makes it to within two inches or so and stops! I'm afraid to pull any harder. The hooks are gouging the main beam as it is it seems. WTH am I dong wrong??? It seemed very simple before.