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Crossbow Maintenance #8914992 09/11/23 12:52 AM
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Other than cleaning and lubing the rails and keeping the string waxed is there anything else I should be checking?
It's a Barnett "Brotherhood" about 10 years old.
I used it in Grayson county because that's all you could shoot. Now living in Oklahoma I want to extend my season.
I keep it in the house so it's clean.

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Re: Crossbow Maintenance [Re: angus1956] #8915183 09/11/23 01:05 PM
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That old I would be checking the strings and cables though maintained they can stretch and cost speed on the bow. Without a chronograph checking for drop at distance can be a good indicator. if the bolt hits lower on the target relative to point of aim than it did in the past is a good indication of time to change.


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Thanks for the tip. I shot it yesterday and it was grouping consistent at 40 yards per the BDC pins in the scope. Also rechecked zero at 20 yards and was spot on.
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Just order this for my Xbow. Pretty inexpensive.

https://www.amazon.com/Allen-Compan...fd0e0820&pd_rd_i=B07NLWW4FS&th=1

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Ive been told to rail lube real frequent but string wax not very often. Any thoughts on that?


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Rail lube more often than string lube but both are important for your string.

Rail lube if you ever shoot it and smell the faint smell of something burning you have gone too long for sure. A string moving that fast with friction on the rail generates heat and what that smell is your string getting hot and some burn. Keep the rail lubed and that goes away. Scorpion venom is what I have used for years good stuff. There are lots of deferent silicon rail lubes out now and all IMO will work. The combo string wax/rail lube work as well just need to be applied more often.

Leaving your bow cocked for long periods of time stretches the string more than shooting.

Rule of thumb of mine is replace strings and cables when axel to axel measurements grow by a half inch. strings stretch over time and use which will effect the speed of your bow.

Another place to lube is the cam axels, a little drop of oil or silicon based lube works there as well.

There are good serving lubes as well, just don't go over board with them as that and string wax on the serving can cause the serving to start seperating.

Serving is there for arrow/bolt noc but also protects the string in critical locations arrow/bolt noc cam contact locations and where attached to the bow cam pins.


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One of the big things is to avoid heat, do not leave your bow in a hot truck during the summer for very long at all.


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Thanks kmon. Not sure if you told me about scorpion venom but that’s what I use.


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Real bee’s wax for stings.

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