Why is my crossbow so hard to pull back?

The shape of the bow contributes to its spring force, and the configuration or type of crossbow you have will affect how easy or difficult it is to pull back. The bow’s construction affects pull back difficulty because of the density and tensile strength of the materials used.

How does a cocking rope work on a crossbow?

A rope cocking aid can help you uncock a crossbow without shooting it. It will absorb the force of the string when it is released, instead of having that energy redirected into the crossbow itself.

How does the safety work on a Barnett crossbow?

This Barnett crossbow is equipped with an automatic anti-dry fire safety mechanism which engages when the crossbow is cocked. An arrow must be loaded into the arrow/flight track to release the safety and the safety must be disengaged or in the “off/fire” position before each shot.

Can you decock a Barnett crossbow?

The only way to de-cock your crossbow is to shoot it into a safe target. Never attempt to de-cock your crossbow by hand or with a rope cocking device. Attempting to do so puts you at risk of personal injury. Always wear quality, close-toed shoes or boots while operating a crossbow.

Can you adjust the draw weight on a Barnett crossbow?

Unfortunately, most crossbows don’t have adjustable draw weights. Crossbow limbs—and the bolts that connect them to the risers—are under much more pressure than on a vertical bow, and if you loosen any of the bolts to decrease the draw weight, they can’t hold the bow together as well anymore.

What’s the latch on a crossbow?

Latch. This is the mechanism that’s designed to capture the string when the crossbow is drawn. The latch works by holding the string in place and keeps it taut until it is released by pressing the trigger.

What type of arrowheads should you use to sight in your crossbow?

You must shoot and sight-in your crossbow using broadheads and arrow shafts identical to those you will be using for hunting.

  • Begin sighting-in by using identical weight practice points.
  • Remember to always use razor-sharp broadheads for hunting.

Can you lower the draw weight on a crossbow?

How often should you restring a crossbow?

every two years
We recommend changing the string and cables on your crossbow every two years. NOTE: Always replace both the string and the cables when having them changed.

How long can you leave a crossbow drawn?

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 do I measure my draw length?

To measure your draw length, stand with your back to a wall stretching your arms out against the wall. Measure the distance from the end of your middle finger to the end of your other middle finger, basically the length of both arms, hands and chest. This measurement, minus 15 then divided by 2, is your draw length.