Drawing without an Aid

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Re: Drawing without an Aid

Post by Boo » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:49 am

My 165 was cocked by hand and did not come with a rope cocker groove. It surely wasn't a big deal then unless you had some skin sliced off between the string and trigger unit. :eusa-hand: Several months after buying the bow, Excalibur came up with the rope cocker.
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Re: Drawing without an Aid

Post by papa bear1 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:55 pm

Tom wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:28 am
papa bear1 wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:52 am
Can anyone cock the (Equinox) by hand. :think:

Dave :crazy:
I have hand cocked the highest poundage long limb excalibur crossbows. I wouldn't want to do a lot of practice with one hand cocking, but for hunting purposes, I could handle it.

I have hand cocked a 355, but it was "not fun" and a struggle. But in a pinch while out hunting if I had to I could do it.

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Re: Drawing without an Aid

Post by Tom » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:21 pm

hunter with MS wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:08 am
most people when they hand cock a crossbow will not have the string even as one arm is stronger then the other . Hence shot going way to the right or left doesn't take much of the string being off to screw up the shot .
If a person hand cocks the bow with the proper technique, the string will be cocked even. You are supposed to grab the string with both hands, with your thumb up against the rail (just like the rope cocker fingers do). As you pull up with the string, your thumbs keep it even.
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Re: Drawing without an Aid

Post by Timbrhuntr » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:43 pm

Dude if you can hand cock a 355 micro and get it even you are my hero I tried my 335 micro and no way !

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Re: Drawing without an Aid

Post by LondonDave » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:04 am

I cocked my Exomax by hand once when I was in a hurry to reload and didn't have the cocking rope handy. It was pretty easy but I think I had some adrenaline pumping. I had a Barnett Wildcat when I was a kid that I used to cock by putting the butt against my chest and pulling back by hand. It was only 100 pounds though.
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Re: Drawing without an Aid

Post by janesy » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:33 pm

Timbrhuntr wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:43 pm
Dude if you can hand cock a 355 micro and get it even you are my hero I tried my 335 micro and no way !
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