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    Does anyone hunt with a crossbow? This is the first year that we have been allowed use them and I bought one. While I was sitting out at the deer stand tonight I was thinking on the deer stand. The crossbow states does fire without an arrow but when the hunt is over and you havent shot a deer how are you suppose to decock the bow without dry firing it???? Probably a stupid question but didn't see any deer.

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    Tension should be removed. But never by dry firing.
    Most have a lever for cocking and de tensioniing.

    How many pounds??

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    it is 150lbs a horton summit but havent seen a detensioner or a lever for cocking

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    I am out of my league with the new compounds.

    With wheels I would imagine just do the reverse of
    cocking.

    If the manufacturer says you can dry fire, then go
    for it. It just makes me queezy. I used to have a
    small archery shop in the late 70's and dry firing
    any equipment was a no no. Hard on the limbs if
    they are unloaded.

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    To cock it you pull the string back. To uncock it you have to pull the trigger but it hold the string and pull the trigger to slowly let the tension o would be way to dangerous. Hmm dont know oh well I will keep thinking about this.

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    Smile uncocking a crossbow?

    I have a bolt to use for that purpose, it is missing a fletching, i fire the bolt into the ground --now the crossbow is unloaded.
    "Younz" have a great day, I will.

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