How Do You Store Your Xbow?

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How Do You Store Your Xbow?

Post by frankthedog » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:32 pm

Hey all. Wondering how you go about storing your xbow when not in use. My Matrix 350LE does not fit in my gun safe. I have been just stashing it away and out of site when away from the house for a few days. Been thinking about using a bike lock or something like that to anchor it down. Enough to deter the average break and enter. Any thoughts on this?

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Re: How Do You Store Your Xbow?

Post by sproulman » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:36 pm

I built a fake wall inside one of my closets .put all my guns/bows in there if I go away ..it was not hard to do i cut gun rack type base just like gun cabinet ..CAMERAS mean very little everyone wears a mask now...

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Re: How Do You Store Your Xbow?

Post by nyexhunter » Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:05 am

Put 2 nails in an open beam stud in the ceiling of my basement at distance equal to the inside of the stirrup. This is in the corner of my hunting room.
I take the string off and hang up for the 9 months when it's not hunting season. I use small bungees on each side to make sure it does not come off nails.
During hunting season I just store in closet in the Matrix case.
Not concerned with theft, since if someone breaks into my house, they have already proven a total disregard for the first level of security and are on their way to violating anything else in their way and gathering whatever they want.
Most likely and hopefully, no one will be home at the time.
If I am home, I will ask them to remove their mask (since everyone wears a mask these days LOL) and call 911 or shoot them if they come at me, and not with a crossbow. :twisted:

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Re: How Do You Store Your Xbow?

Post by wildcatter » Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:00 am

I screw hooks in the bottom the rafters in my man cave,, a detached garage I use for all my hunting gear, as well as fishing and reloading gear. There is a large walkin in one corner just for hunting clothes in rubbermaid tubs.

The bow is hung from the stirrup when not being used. I never remove the string unless I am changing it,, my bows are shot year round!
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Re: How Do You Store Your Xbow?

Post by Hillcountry » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:05 pm

Hung on the wall of my basement work bench/man cave area.
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Re: How Do You Store Your Xbow?

Post by ko4nrbs » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:12 pm

My Exomax is stored in a closet in a spare bedroom. I have it standing vertically secured with bungee cords with the string off. This keeps it out of the way and out of harms way.

During hunting season I keep it stringed and in a soft case.
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Re: How Do You Store Your Xbow?

Post by hankenhunter » Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:39 pm

Mine is hung on the man cave wall still strung. I never know when the urge to shoot a dozen arrows will strike so it has stayed strung for six years with zero loss of speed.
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Re: How Do You Store Your Xbow?

Post by j.krug » Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:13 pm

Both are hanging from the bottom of the floor joists in the basement...string on. :)
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Re: How Do You Store Your Xbow?

Post by ehntr » Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:54 pm

It won't fit in your gun safe if you remove the riser from the rail? Surely it will :)
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Re: How Do You Store Your Xbow?

Post by Predator55 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:25 pm

Mine sits on the excal stand and I shoot it year round. Going to take it yote hunting in a couple weeks, see how I do.

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