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Cross Bows should not be cocked for longer than 8 hours? #8474142 12/13/21 12:24 PM
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May be a silly question but why not? Seems like that would be safer than cocking and decocking in the dark. Yes, I learned the hard way about cocking in low light conditions.


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Re: Cross Bows should not be cocked for longer than 8 hours? [Re: Cajun Raider] #8474213 12/13/21 01:33 PM
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There is a lot of tension on that small frame. They shoot more fps than a compound in a very small package,


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Re: Cross Bows should not be cocked for longer than 8 hours? [Re: Cajun Raider] #8474214 12/13/21 01:35 PM
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Cocked crossbow is when the max pressure is on the Strings, Cables and Limbs and if that way too long will begin to weaken the limbs and stretch the strings and cables. I have seen crossbows that were left cocked for weeks loose over 100ft per second. Saw another that a limb cracked.

What issue did you have with one in the dark?

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Re: Cross Bows should not be cocked for longer than 8 hours? [Re: Cajun Raider] #8474266 12/13/21 02:30 PM
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Thanks for your reply. The cocking lever, ten point, came loose while I was cocking it; and, strings and all went the front of the blind. Ended the hunt for that weekend. Now, I [censored] it in the afternoon, while light, then leave it cocked overnight and release it after next morning hunt.


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Re: Cross Bows should not be cocked for longer than 8 hours? [Re: Cajun Raider] #8474299 12/13/21 03:01 PM
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Just keep an eye out for string stretch, measure axel to axel distance with it at rest and when it grows half inch or so have strings and cable replaced to keep it shooting at close to the same speeds is what I would suggest. I doubt you will have an issue with the limbs on a Tenpoint doing it like you are.

Working in an archery shop for years I have no idea how many crossbows I have shot and taught others to shoot plus warranty work and other work on them.

Are you using the accudraw or the cocking ropes and hooks or dead sled for you bow. One check a check that I do every time is pull back on it a little when I hood them on the string and visually or through feel if it is dark to see it is fully on the string and pulling evenly. Takes a bit of practice though to do that in the dark.


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Thanks. Are you from Houston?


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Re: Cross Bows should not be cocked for longer than 8 hours? [Re: Cajun Raider] #8474725 12/13/21 09:45 PM
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Nope. Have not been there in years.


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Re: Cross Bows should not be cocked for longer than 8 hours? [Re: Cajun Raider] #8475266 12/14/21 02:08 PM
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Get a quality headlamp with a bright Green or Red light on it. This is what my friends and I use and can see well while cocking ours in the dark.

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