I know that flintlocks are not considered loaded if the pan is empty, for transporting purposes. But what about cross bows? If I choose to transport home with the bow cocked, without an arrow, is that OK?
Good point about limbs shattering. Hate to see the condition of that bolt after a few firings into the ground. As long as the 'soft ground' is available, do it, better idea.John S said:It is not a good idea because if it releases in the vehicle the limbs could shatter and throw pieces around the vehicle. There are ways to decock without shooting it but the easiest solution is to carry a crap arrow and shoot it into the ground.