Can you use chapstick as bow wax?
Should you oil the cams on a crossbow?
Yes. Periodically apply a drop of TenPoint’s Flight Rail and Trigger Lubricant to your wheels or cams and axles when needed. Also lubricate the cam bearings if you have a reverse draw crossbow especially if the bow has gotten wet from being outside.
Is it bad to dry fire a crossbow?
In general it is not a safe practice to dry-fire your crossbow. Your crossbow is equipped with a DFI (Dry-Fire-Inhibitor) mechanism. In the event you forget to load an arrow into the crossbow but attempt to take a shot the string will be caught by the DFI which helps to prevent damage to the bow assembly.
What range should I zero my crossbow?
Your goal is to “zero” the top-most reticle or dot for a specific distance (20 yards in almost all cases unless instructed otherwise by the crossbow manufacturer).
How many arrows should I shoot a day?
If you want to be great shoot at least 120 “arrows” per day.02-Jun-2014
How many shots does a crossbow last?
Reading comments across multiple forums it appears most limbs on crossbows give out at about 1500-2000 shots. And many people experience failures at as little as 500 with cams and strings.05-Oct-2018
Why do crossbow strings break?
Bolt Not Seated Tight Against the String Probably the number one cause of broken crossbow strings is the bolt not being seated tight against the string. If the bolt isn’t tight the string will jump over or under the bolt resulting in a dry fire effect.14-Nov-2019
What size string do I need for my crossbow?
A: The correct way to measure a crossbow string is at 100lbs of tension on ¼” posts after 20 seconds from outside of post to outside of post. This is the industry standard for measuring any bow string. This will generally yield a length that is a little longer then the static measurement.09-Mar-2018
Do crossbows lose power over time?
We could talk about specifics and comparisons all day long but the bottom line is: Compared to heavier and longer arrows from vertical bows crossbow arrows drop like a rock and lose energy quickly after leaving the rail. What’s more they do not stabilize well at long range.15-Sept-2016
Do crossbows wear out?
With proper care of the cams cables and strings and trigger these bows will last 10 years +.10-Nov-2016