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Tore my shoulder last August. Struggled pulling my parker centerfire back all season. Now 4 months after my operation barely can pull it back. Anyone got recommendations on a light bow with a cocking device built in. No point in missing archery season due to a injury.
 

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Can you use a cocking rope with that model bow that you have? That would make cocking the bow a LOT easier...?
 

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Yea I have a cocking rope. Still can't pull it back. I made a device that I hook to my tree stand and i use my leg to pull it back but that's a pain to do before daylight
 

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Gotcha. I know the new Ravin's have a cocking winch built in, but they're pretty proud of their bows.
 

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Gotcha. I know the new Ravin's have a cocking winch built in, but they're pretty proud of their bows.
Pretty pricey too. :grin2:

Tenpoint probably has the best bow for a built in crank that I have seen. My daughter has a Turbo GT with the accu-draw. I think even the cranks are now available in the WIcked Ridge Line so you can get a money conscious bow as well if the budget is tight.
 

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Depending on what you want to spend. Bows with cocking devices built in start with the Wicked Ridge Invader with the AcuDraw, then up through the TenPoint line with the AcuDraws along with the new Excalibur Assassin, and the Ravins. All of these bows I wouldn't hesitate in recommending. Prices will start at $600 for the Wicked Ridge up to $2000 for the Ravin top model.
 

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I would look into the wicked ridge line as some have mentioned. I just cannot see spending that kind of cash $1,500-$2,000 on a Ravin crossbow with a 5 year warranty? Plus as time goes by all crossbows loose there value, if you decide to sell within a year you be lucky to get 1/2 your $ back. That said i would look into the wicked ridge. Go to a dealer go through the motions, cocking, firing it see if you like it. Good luck
 

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I have a Mission with the RSD and it's a silent cocker. I haven't used it yet as I bought it to cock bolts in a treestand. Mission crossbows are easy to cock especially my Sniper Lite.
 

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Before I had my first triceps reattached I spend 20 minutes one morning before daylight trying to cock my Horton. Finally got it. I have since learned that with the rope cocks, if one make them short as possible there are easier to cock. During the pulling process, if one is pulling from a high position without the use of ones legs it is MUCH harder to cock.
 

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Think I might just by the sidewinder for now. I pulled it back 3 times today before it hurt bad. I basically just need it while I am practicing.
 
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