Safety on or off?

Crossbow Hunting

Moderators: Bill T, Excalibur Marketing Dude

sonnyboy
Posts: 21
Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:13 am
Location: Northeastern Pennsylvania

Safety on or off?

Post by sonnyboy » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:13 pm

Can somebody please tell me, When I am cocking back my crossbow to load the bolt for a morning hunt, do I leave the safety on when pulling the string back to fully cocked , or safety off, load an arrow(still safety off!?) then engage the safety after fully loaded???..........sonny :shock:

User avatar
xcaliber
Posts: 8633
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:35 pm
Location: NW Indiana

Re: Safety on or off?

Post by xcaliber » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:21 pm

I engage the safety as soon as it is cocked and before loading an arrow. If using my climbing stand, i cock the bow and set the safety, then insert the arrow after hoisting the bow up LAST! I bring up my backpack, and secure it, set my bow holder up, then bring the crossbow up.
Matrix 330 (Xylia) Nikon Bolt XR Single Stage Trigger Tech
Kodabow Scout (Karma) MFO Tagged Out Sights.
Micro 355 (Jinx) Crossbones. TT Single Stage, Munch Mount
My own Killer Strings and Arrows.

hunter with MS
Posts: 349
Joined: Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:29 pm
Location: Massachusetts

Re: Safety on or off?

Post by hunter with MS » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:41 pm

String won't engage with the safety on as soon as the string engages you will hear a click that is the tangs engaging put the safety on just like a gun . Now you can slide the arrow on I make it a habit to check the safety many times when I am hunting just to be sure it is on .

paulaboutform
Posts: 4253
Joined: Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:32 pm
Location: Coquitlam, British Columbia

Re: Safety on or off?

Post by paulaboutform » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:11 pm

1. Cock bow
2. Engage safety
3. Remove the hooks of the cocking aid from the string
4. Load arrow

***This is the process every time, 100% of the time, no matter what. The safety only comes off to pull the trigger. That's my routine....always.

Paul

User avatar
artifact
Posts: 136
Joined: Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:04 am
Location: NE PA.

Re: Safety on or off?

Post by artifact » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:20 pm

As soon as the bow is cocked I engage the safety, by putting an arrow in and then engaging the safety bad things could possibly happen if somehow the bow accidentally fired with your hand in front of the string while loading the arrow with the safety off!

sonnyboy
Posts: 21
Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:13 am
Location: Northeastern Pennsylvania

Re: Safety on or off?

Post by sonnyboy » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:27 am

Thanks for the reply!.................got it...........cock the crossbow, engage safety, load arrow, all set.......thanks..........sonny

User avatar
ThackMan
Posts: 186
Joined: Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:13 pm
Location: Trenton, New Jersey

Re: Safety on or off?

Post by ThackMan » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:36 am

paulaboutform wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:11 pm
1. Cock bow
2. Engage safety
3. Remove the hooks of the cocking aid from the string
4. Load arrow

***This is the process every time, 100% of the time, no matter what. The safety only comes off to pull the trigger. That's my routine....always.

Paul
X2 Every time!
BD400 w/ TT, HHA, Leupold 2-7x 33mm, 8ptbuk String, Munch Mount "Y", Kwikee-3SS, Dr Stirrup Kit
Grizzly, 8ptbuk String
18" BEZS 110 gr insert, Blazers, Lumenok
VPA 3 blade vented 100 gr Broadheads

User avatar
elkaholic
Posts: 152
Joined: Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:27 pm
Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Re: Safety on or off?

Post by elkaholic » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:22 pm

like stated about

make it a habit - as soon as you cock it - engage safety

the more times you do this - it will just be normal conditioning - so to speak

even during practice shots while sighting in etc.

User avatar
robertyb
Posts: 2222
Joined: Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:35 pm
Location: Georgia

Re: Safety on or off?

Post by robertyb » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:27 pm

When I cock my Excals the safety is snapped on before the cocking rope is removed from the string. It becomes second nature to do so.
Wildlife Population Control Specialist

Blood on the floor
Posts: 129
Joined: Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:32 pm
Location: little house on the praire S. MN.

Re: Safety on or off?

Post by Blood on the floor » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:00 pm

Two problems
1 Dry fire
2 triangle of pain
Set Your ritual and don`t change it.
mark 10 :13

User avatar
Bcwn
Posts: 224
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:34 pm
Location: North Carolina

Re: Safety on or off?

Post by Bcwn » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:42 pm

paulaboutform wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:11 pm
1. Cock bow
2. Engage safety
3. Remove the hooks of the cocking aid from the string
4. Load arrow

***This is the process every time, 100% of the time, no matter what. The safety only comes off to pull the trigger. That's my routine....always.

Paul
X2 Well said Paul
Brad
Mad max 380
Stock string
Dr stirrup kit
Zombie slayers
Rage Hypodermic 100 gr
Leupold Crossbones

papabear1
Posts: 652
Joined: Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:46 pm
Location: southwest Mo. in the ozarks

Re: Safety on or off?

Post by papabear1 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:12 pm

Bcwn wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:42 pm
paulaboutform wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:11 pm
1. Cock bow
2. Engage safety
3. Remove the hooks of the cocking aid from the string
4. Load arrow

***This is the process every time, 100% of the time, no matter what. The safety only comes off to pull the trigger. That's my routine....always.

Paul
X2 Well said Paul
Brad
[/x3size]
2010 equinox,
known as doe bow
vixenmaster custom string
swacker bhs, 2/1/4" cut 120 grn.
xx75 Easton 2219,s
firebolt arrows
S5 pads
if it ain't broke don't fix it
be safe in all you do
see ya in the woods
<-------<

papabear1
Posts: 652
Joined: Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:46 pm
Location: southwest Mo. in the ozarks

Re: Safety on or off?

Post by papabear1 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:13 pm

Bcwn wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:42 pm
paulaboutform wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:11 pm
1. Cock bow
2. Engage safety
3. Remove the hooks of the cocking aid from the string
4. Load arrow

***This is the process every time, 100% of the time, no matter what. The safety only comes off to pull the trigger. That's my routine....always.

Paul
X2 Well said Paul
Brad
x3
Dave
2010 equinox,
known as doe bow
vixenmaster custom string
swacker bhs, 2/1/4" cut 120 grn.
xx75 Easton 2219,s
firebolt arrows
S5 pads
if it ain't broke don't fix it
be safe in all you do
see ya in the woods
<-------<

User avatar
catclr
Posts: 114
Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:37 am
Location: North of Harrisburg, Pa.

Re: Safety on or off?

Post by catclr » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:13 pm

paulaboutform wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:11 pm
1. Cock bow
2. Engage safety
3. Remove the hooks of the cocking aid from the string
4. Load arrow

***This is the process every time, 100% of the time, no matter what. The safety only comes off to pull the trigger. That's my routine....always.

Paul
X4
Matrix 355
DM Quiver Mount
Hawke XB1
DrStirrup 4x4 Kocker w/AMSTEEL Rope
DrStirrup Foot Stirrup
DrStirrup Bumpers
nchunterkw, davesonic444 strings
FIXpandable 100 gr.
SPYNAL TAPP Shafts
Nufletch Ignitor's

jody5252
Posts: 423
Joined: Mon May 14, 2012 6:30 pm
Location: chambersburg, pennsylvania

Re: Safety on or off?

Post by jody5252 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:11 am

paulaboutform wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:11 pm
1. Cock bow
2. Engage safety
3. Remove the hooks of the cocking aid from the string
4. Load arrow

***This is the process every time, 100% of the time, no matter what. The safety only comes off to pull the trigger. That's my routine....always.

Paul
Yes! Engage safety. Then load arrow... Always! :shock: :roll:
Exocet 200 & Stryker Katana 360 - Easton 2219 magnums - Flex Fletch SK300 vanes - TruGlo red dot sight - Munch-single post quiver mount - D. Miller-quiver mount - 8 pt. Flemish string - 125 gr. DRT Dirt-Nap BH - Lumenok lighted nocks

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot] and 33 guests