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Do you keep your crossbow cocked while hunting. I'm reading that some say 4 hrs while others say all day.
 

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Only as long as I'm actively hunting. After that I ALWAYS shoot it down into a small target I keep in the truck.
 

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mightyjoeyoung said:
Only as long as I'm actively hunting. After that I ALWAYS shoot it down into a small target I keep in the truck.
Same for me.
 

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mightyjoeyoung said:
Only as long as I'm actively hunting. After that I ALWAYS shoot it down into a small target I keep in the truck.
Same here.
 

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I usually decock if I leave the woods for lunch. I will leave it cocked all day if doing a long sit.
 

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As long as I am hunting! would be kind of tough to shoot then re-cock when hunting all day during the rut, but I thought the same question (read the same thing) I am only a couple years into the crossbow so am still at the learning curve. I just wonder if after sitting cocked for 8 hours how it would affect the shot? Any ideas?
 

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blueridgehunter said:
I just wonder if after sitting cocked for 8 hours how it would affect the shot? Any ideas?
No worries.
 
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