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#3049253 - 11/26/12 08:20 AM Recock Crossbow While On Stand?
LanceS4803
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Anyone ever tried to recock their crossbow while in a stand? Ladder or climber?
The ability to do this is a distinct advantage for traditional bow hunters.
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#3049521 - 11/26/12 11:12 AM Re: Recock Crossbow While On Stand? [Re: LanceS4803]
cecil30-30
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I did it once year before last in my summit titan.Climbed up and forgot to cock it back.LOL Didn't want to climb back down.It was challenging..Then this year,shot a deer and had the 2nd hang around,so thought i'd get a shot at her too but never did.It was in a ladder stand.It was difficult but not as bad as my climber.
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#3050484 - 11/26/12 08:02 PM Re: Recock Crossbow While On Stand? [Re: cecil30-30]
soshock1
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I have a Strykezone 380 and can easily cock it in my climber.
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#3050505 - 11/26/12 08:08 PM Re: Recock Crossbow While On Stand? [Re: soshock1]
LanceS4803
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I've not yet encountered the need for a second shot (miss or second deer), but may practice sitting down anyway.
You never know.
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#3051038 - 11/27/12 07:23 AM Re: Recock Crossbow While On Stand? [Re: LanceS4803]
BlackBelt
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I tried to re-cock my crossbow from the stand before, but it was a dangerous thing to change and shift my weight while that high up.
I then came home and bought crank-cocking devices for both my crossbows. It's easy and quiet to use a crank cocking device, and doesn't make as much movement on the stand.
If you are re-cocking because you missed the deer, and the deer is still there, it would be tough to re-cock the crossbow by hand and not get busted by your movement.
But a crank cocking device requires much less movement to use, and you can generally hide that movement since it's just one hand turning the handle.



Edited by BlackBelt (11/27/12 07:24 AM)

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#3051214 - 11/27/12 09:24 AM Re: Recock Crossbow While On Stand? [Re: BlackBelt]
Lawrence
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Is it possible to re-cock using a climber with a shooting rail
or do you need a open style climber
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#3051630 - 11/27/12 01:17 PM Re: Recock Crossbow While On Stand? [Re: Lawrence]
cecil30-30
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I did it in my summit titan..Same as the viper just a little bigger.
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#3052165 - 11/27/12 06:34 PM Re: Recock Crossbow While On Stand? [Re: cecil30-30]
Mag
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I've done it in my climber many times. No issues.
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#3052264 - 11/27/12 07:33 PM Re: Recock Crossbow While On Stand? [Re: Mag]
shopson
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I've done it in my Summit Razer. I have a big foot and can't do it with just any boot though.
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#3053168 - 11/28/12 10:16 AM Re: Recock Crossbow While On Stand? [Re: shopson]
morgancountry
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I pull by crossbow up uncocked and then cock it in the stand. Of course, I am either in a lock on or a summit open shot so I don't have a rail to deal with...
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