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#3346115 - 09/03/13 07:03 PM Cocked or Un-cocked?
Jroberts238
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That is the question.

Do you guys sit in the stand with your crossbow pre-cocked in the stand or do you try to cock it when you see an animal?

Had a buddy tell me it was a bad idea to leave the bow cocked for a period of time.
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#3346364 - 09/03/13 09:21 PM Re: Cocked or Un-cocked? [Re: Jroberts238]
soshock1
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I cock it when I get to the tree. I have a Strykezone 380 and have left it cocked for 6 hours on stand with no problems.
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#3346366 - 09/03/13 09:26 PM Re: Cocked or Un-cocked? [Re: soshock1]
gatodoc
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I cock mine when I leave the truck....never know when I'll need it ready to shoot...
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#3346410 - 09/03/13 10:04 PM Re: Cocked or Un-cocked? [Re: gatodoc]
DeerKiller2012
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My manual days you can leave it cocked all day if you want that it doesn't hurt the bow, only thin it says not to do is leave it in a hot car or transport it in vehicle cocked
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#3346589 - 09/04/13 06:54 AM Re: Cocked or Un-cocked? [Re: gatodoc]
bigtex
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 Originally Posted By: gatodoc
I cock mine when I leave the truck....never know when I'll need it ready to shoot...

X2!! Waiting to cock it until a deer shows up is asking for trouble. I sure wouldn't wait to load a rifle before a deer shows up. There's no way I could get away with it without spooking every deer is sight.
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#3346681 - 09/04/13 08:12 AM Re: Cocked or Un-cocked? [Re: gatodoc]
cecil30-30
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 Originally Posted By: gatodoc
I cock mine when I leave the truck....never know when I'll need it ready to shoot...
Same here
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#3346799 - 09/04/13 10:07 AM Re: Cocked or Un-cocked? [Re: cecil30-30]
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What gatodoc said.
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#3346934 - 09/04/13 12:07 PM Re: Cocked or Un-cocked? [Re: RUGER]
Smokyrider
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I cock it as soon as I head into the woods and uncock it when I get back to the vehicle.

I hunt from the ground (no trying to cock it in a tree stand) and my crossbow is an excalibur (manual states it's ok to leave cocked all day).

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#3349091 - 09/06/13 07:43 AM Re: Cocked or Un-cocked? [Re: Smokyrider]
Mag
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If it's a morning hunt I wait till I'm in my stand then cock it there. Evening hunt I have it ready on my way in.
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#3353011 - 09/09/13 03:25 PM Re: Cocked or Un-cocked? [Re: gatodoc]
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TurdFarmer2.0
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 Originally Posted By: gatodoc
I cock mine when I leave the truck....never know when I'll need it ready to shoot...


Yep. And how did I learn this?
Got all the way to my stand one morning and realized I had left my rope in the truck.
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