What crossbow for with a bad neck?

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What crossbow for with a bad neck?

Post by Riflemanz » Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:48 am

Hi guys! I was just diagnosed with degenerative disk disease in my neck.I blew out the C6-7 on both sides of my neck.OUCH! I'm going to get a disabilty check from an OT and then i can buy a crossbow.Which one should i get? Can i pull it back to cock with my neck? Thanks for any info! I did read the other info.
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Re: What crossbow for with a bad neck?

Post by one shot scott » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:52 am

Cocking any crossbow by hand or with the cocking aid will put alot of strain on the back/neck muscles. But with a crankaroo I imagine any excalibur will be ok to cock.
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Re: What crossbow for with a bad neck?

Post by Horizontal Hunter » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:30 am

The best advice I can give you what Bugs said. Go cock and shoot some at a store that allows you to do that like Cabalas or Bass Pro for example. IMO the Tenpoint accudraw is the best cocking aid on the market today. They are a little spendy but they can be mounted on many of the Excalibur stocks. A great resource is Dan Miller 740-483-2312. Give him a call but be prepared to be on the phone awhile. He is a great person to do business with.

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Re: What crossbow for with a bad neck?

Post by Boo » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:38 am

Horizontal Hunter wrote:The best advice I can give you what Bugs said. Go cock and shoot some at a store that allows you to do that like Cabalas or Bass Pro for example. IMO the Tenpoint accudraw is the best cocking aid on the market today. They are a little spendy but they can be mounted on many of the Excalibur stocks. A great resource is Dan Miller 740-483-2312. Give him a call but be prepared to be on the phone awhile. He is a great person to do business with.

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Re: What crossbow for with a bad neck?

Post by raydaughety » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:18 am

Horizontal Hunter wrote:The best advice I can give you what Bugs said. Go cock and shoot some at a store that allows you to do that like Cabalas or Bass Pro for example. IMO the Tenpoint accudraw is the best cocking aid on the market today. They are a little spendy but they can be mounted on many of the Excalibur stocks. A great resource is Dan Miller 740-483-2312. Give him a call but be prepared to be on the phone awhile. He is a great person to do business with.

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Re: What crossbow for with a bad neck?

Post by vixenmaster » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:00 pm

Welcome to the forum & as the good ppl that replied afore me. Crank-it up & or Dan Miller with his options, as Boo said!
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Re: What crossbow for with a bad neck?

Post by gerald strine » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:51 pm

Buy any Excalibur bow you want and get a crankaroo to go with it.
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Re: What crossbow for with a bad neck?

Post by lvt01 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:34 pm

Hey Riflemanz! Sounds like you're sort of in the same boat as I am...'cept mine...the neck is just the top of the problem. The rest of the folks here have given you some good advice. Basically I think you should lay "hands on" to find out what will work best for your amount of physical limitation. I keep experimenting with my CB's to find a better way to do it and a more comfortable way for me to use 'em. I have to agree with the "buying any Excalibur" part. Enjoy the looking part!

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Re: What crossbow for with a bad neck?

Post by sumner4991 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:49 pm

I have the same problem, same spot, with the neck. Maybe not as bad as yours. Anyway, I have no problems using the cocking rope with the Exomax. However, I'm a fairly strong guy.

Every situation will be different when it comes to neck problems. Seems like I can to some incredible lifting with no trouble. Then I sit wrong on the couch and it kills me. Anti-inflammatories, I love them.

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Re: What crossbow for with a bad neck?

Post by BUS314 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:05 am

Welcome aboard, I have a plate & 6 screws in my neck, very limited strength in my left arm, & use the rope cocker on my Phoenix---however, I think I would have been better off to have the Vixen considering all
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Re: What crossbow for with a bad neck?

Post by vixenmaster » Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:55 am

I am so sorry to inform you that the only model Excal that will work fer yer disability is The Vixen! :lol: The good side is its the best model Excal makes so take a deep breath get control of yerself & order the vixen right now. No other thoughts just do it quickly it will be painless. You can thank me later ! :D
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Re: What crossbow for with a bad neck?

Post by lscha » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:42 am

smokepolehall wrote:You can thank me later ! :D
As I did! :lol:
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Re: What crossbow for with a bad neck?

Post by Riflemanz » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:31 pm

OK, i'll check out the vixen,This is all new to me and i don't want to screw it up by making a bad purchase.Do i want the vixen II?
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Re: What crossbow for with a bad neck?

Post by Grizzly Adam » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:57 pm

sumner4991 wrote: Anyway, I have no problems using the cocking rope with the Exomax. However, I'm a fairly strong guy.
My quads do more than half the work of cocking my 'Max! I call it the squat-cock! :D I can cock my crossbow with a completely relaxed neck.
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Re: What crossbow for with a bad neck?

Post by B-Logger » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:12 pm

Welcome to the forum Riflemanz. Where are you from?

I have the same problem with my neck. I have the Exomag. Sometimes I can cock it using the rope cocker and sometimes I have to use the crankaroo. I suggest getting the crank along with the rope cocker. As to which bow, that can be a very personal choice.

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