Age/ getting old /cocking a crossbow

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Re: Age/ getting old /cocking a crossbow

Post by BrotherRon » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:22 pm

62 and bought a Matrix 310 so that I don't need a crank. I have had back, hernia, and carpal tunnel surgeries over the years and can shoot my Matrix 310 all afternoon without any problems. The 310 has never let me down on anything I had in my scope so really don't need anything bigger... But I have been considering a BD 330 as a back-up so that I can pass one down to both of my adult children....
(thats also probably the only way my wife will let me buy another one) :lol:
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Re: Age/ getting old /cocking a crossbow

Post by Deerstalker » Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:16 pm

Just passed the big 80 & my Equinox is getting a little harder to cock but still doable. Had the widow maker a few years ago which required 4 stents and that has slowed me down somewhat. Hunt from a ladder stand now & call one of my sons or grandsons if I get lucky.
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Re: Age/ getting old /cocking a crossbow

Post by Hester0305 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:25 pm

I'm 53 and I started having some minor back issues last year so I purchased a crank and I really like it. I'm going to install a bracket on my wife's crossbow so I can use the crank on her xbow also. I usually crank it for her when she goes hunting anyway.
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