Is it okay to leave a crossbow cocked?
Do not leave your crossbow cocked for longer than a 24-hour period as premature stretching of the string and cables may occur leading to a loss in crossbow performance.
How often should I wax my crossbow strings?
It is recommended that you apply wax to your strings and cables about every 75 shots but it won’t hurt to apply a light coat every time you take that crossbow out into the elements.06-Jun-2017
Are longer crossbow bolts more accurate?
For the same fletchinga longer arrow should be slightly more accurate than a shorter one as the fletching will have an easier time stabilizing it.05-Aug-2018
Are crossbows more accurate than bows?
The physics of the crossbow make it difficult to steady when shooting which makes the crossbow less accurate than the vertical bow.
What do the lines mean on a crossbow scope?
This means that the closer your crossbow shoots to this speed the closer each of the lines/dots on the scope will represent dead-on distances of 20- 30- 40-yards and so on.01-Aug-2019
Are shorter crossbow bolts better?
Generally speaking crossbows that have longer power strokes will shoot faster than crossbows with shorter ones because the string accelerates the arrow for a longer distance.18-Aug-2020
What grain arrow should I shoot crossbow?
Standard Weight Arrows (400-459 Grains) The standard weight crossbow arrows are properly named since most manufacturers include arrows weighing between 400-450 grains in a standard crossbow package. Also when looking at a crossbows speed most manufacturers advertise the speed as shot with a 400 grain arrow.
What happens when you dry fire a crossbow?
Your crossbow limbs can crack or splinter during a dry fire. Kinetic energy slamming back into the bow can also do a number on the cams. It can bend them and warp the cam tracks where the string sits. If the cams become damaged the string will vibrate out of the cam tracks.
Can you use a gun scope on a crossbow?
Rifle scopes can be used successfully on crossbows provided that the scope is a quality optic that can handle multi-directional ‘recoil’ and has features such as adjustable parallax under 100 yards.03-Nov-2021
Do crossbows recoil forward?
The crossbow has to recoil back toward the shooter because you are propelling the arrow forward. That part IS simple physics. IME with a reverse draw nearly parallel limb crossbow the reverse recoil is pretty much all you feel.22-Feb-2019