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#2933004 - 09/05/12 01:49 PM What did I do?
fairchaser
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I was shooting my Excalibur crossbow yesterday and I had a semi-dry fire situation and I am not sure what happened. I cocked the bow and placed the bolt on the rail, slid it back to the string and when I shot it sounded like a dry fire and the bolt went about 20 feet. Still don't know what happened but I inspected everything and then shot it several more times without incident. Anyone have any clues what I did?
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#2933035 - 09/05/12 02:28 PM Re: What did I do? [Re: fairchaser]
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May not have been seated on the string good and the string went under the arrow and caught on the fletching. Since it's not a compound crossbow you didn't hurt anything though. No worries.
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#2933063 - 09/05/12 02:59 PM Re: What did I do? [Re: Rubberduck270]
fairchaser
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 Originally Posted By: Rubberduck270
May not have been seated on the string good and the string went under the arrow and caught on the fletching. Since it's not a compound crossbow you didn't hurt anything though. No worries.


I think that is what happened too. If I didn't get a fletching down in that grove, it may not have seated. I hate to think what would have happend with a compound crossbow. Thanks
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#2933090 - 09/05/12 03:27 PM Re: What did I do? [Re: Rubberduck270]
REM7
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 Originally Posted By: Rubberduck270
May not have been seated on the string good and the string went under the arrow and caught on the fletching. Since it's not a compound crossbow you didn't hurt anything though. No worries.





agreed

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#2933350 - 09/05/12 07:12 PM Re: What did I do? [Re: REM7]
Mag
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I had same thing happen last year while taking a shot at a deer 15 yds away from a ground blind. The bolt just sailed underneath the deer and I was in shock as I was already getting ready for the drag! didn't hurt the crossbow though.
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#2933710 - 09/05/12 11:31 PM Re: What did I do? [Re: Mag]
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I would agree with seating the bolt without knowing more. Are you using a flat nock? What size bolt are you using?
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#2933980 - 09/06/12 09:45 AM Re: What did I do? [Re: Legnip]
morgancountry
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Make sure you have flat nocks and not moon ones.
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