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#6879586 - 09/05/17 08:18 PM Centerpoint sniper 370 crossbow
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Beings my bow messed up a few months ago I just now got the funds to purchase a new bow. I figured I would go crossbow this year beings I have been out of shooting for so long. I picked this crossbow up at academy for 300 after tax. So I saved a little cash as well. I got it home and started sighting it in with the bolts it came with. Groups very tight with field points. Put on muzzy x3s that I had for my compound and I missed the target twice. I figured I needed some heavier bolts. So I picked up some piledrivers and it's a lot better but I'm still only getting 6 inch groups at 20 yards. sorry for the long post, but I wanna know what's happening. Thanks

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#6879591 - 09/05/17 08:21 PM Re: Centerpoint sniper 370 crossbow [Re: Cowboy9215]
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My broadheads are 100grain. Im not sure exactly what the piledrivers are. I know they're rated for bows 200lb draw. Mines 185 with 375 fps

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#6879596 - 09/05/17 08:29 PM Re: Centerpoint sniper 370 crossbow [Re: Cowboy9215]
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Suspect your bow is out of time, yes you can time a crossbow
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#6879599 - 09/05/17 08:31 PM Re: Centerpoint sniper 370 crossbow [Re: Cowboy9215]
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How the Sam heck do you time a xbow

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#6879608 - 09/05/17 08:36 PM Re: Centerpoint sniper 370 crossbow [Re: Cowboy9215]
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Make sure the scope is tight and not loose. Also, align your vanes as closely as possible to the blades of the fieldpoint if you haven't done so for spin purposes. At 375 fps, you will need to launch a slightly heavier bolt with probably a 125 gr. fieldpoint

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#6879625 - 09/05/17 08:49 PM Re: Centerpoint sniper 370 crossbow [Re: Cowboy9215]
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It didn't clarify what the grain was on my practice tips it came with. I know my muzzys are 100gr. Maybe I should try 125gr broadheads? I hate to drop 30-40 bucks on some broadheads and it don't solve my issue

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#6879626 - 09/05/17 08:50 PM Re: Centerpoint sniper 370 crossbow [Re: Cowboy9215]
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Oh and the scope for a tight, limbs to stock is tight.

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#6879660 - 09/05/17 09:17 PM Re: Centerpoint sniper 370 crossbow [Re: Cowboy9215]
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Most faster crossbows I've fired have recommended a minimum 425 gr. bolt weight with 125gr. broadhead.

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#6879714 - 09/05/17 09:48 PM Re: Centerpoint sniper 370 crossbow [Re: Cowboy9215]
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Ok, I'll probably try that. See what happens. Or get me some mechanicals

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#6879761 - 09/05/17 10:43 PM Re: Centerpoint sniper 370 crossbow [Re: Cowboy9215]
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Time a crossbow just like you would a compound bow. If you are around the North Dallas area I will time it for you. Where are you located?

Mechanicals would most likely help but there is still something causing it to do that. The Center Point crossbows like just about all other crossbows come with 100gr target points on the supplied bolts. I do find in most cases 125gr shoot better even though a few feet per second slower, but there is plenty speed with an Xbow anyway.
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#6880974 - 09/07/17 09:18 AM Re: Centerpoint sniper 370 crossbow [Re: Cowboy9215]
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You may need to tune your bolts

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#6881107 - 09/07/17 11:34 AM Re: Centerpoint sniper 370 crossbow [Re: Cowboy9215]
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The supplied bolts are garbage. I'm about to replace mine. But I'm still getting 2-3" groups with trocar broadheads at 20 yards. I'm not an expert, this is my first bow and I've shot less than 50 bolts, but it sounds like a bow issue, not a bolt/broadheads issue.
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#6881978 - 09/08/17 10:27 AM Re: Centerpoint sniper 370 crossbow [Re: Cowboy9215]
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I have officially been bitten by the crossbow fever and decided I'm buying the same weapon so I'm eager to know as much as possible
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#6882019 - 09/08/17 11:28 AM Re: Centerpoint sniper 370 crossbow [Re: Cowboy9215]
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Hitman Cabela's has them at 279.99 now and they will assemble the bow for you. They have a range for instruction and sight in. A staff member has to be on the range with you. when using the range
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#6882188 - 09/08/17 04:12 PM Re: Centerpoint sniper 370 crossbow [Re: Cowboy9215]
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Update, I got some 125 gr muzzys. Shoots better, sounds quieter. But I think my main problem was bad bolts. I have one that will hit the mark every time. Another one that hits where ever it wants to with in 6 inches. And the last one always hits about 6 inches the left of where I'm aiming. so far I like it, just can't wait until I can start grouping

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