My Barnett Raptor Reverse Draw Crossbows Cams Are Not Same Distance From String Stops When Cocked

Why is my crossbow inconsistent?

There is a direct correlation between how well a crossbow fits you and accuracy. If a bow is too heavy, feels too long or wide, or is cumbersome to lift and hold on target, it doesn’t fit, and it’s not right for you.

Why does my crossbow shoot to the left?

If the right limb is lower than the left, the bolt will shoot right and perhaps high or low, depending upon the range. If the left limb is lower than the right, the bolt will shoot left and higher or lower. Make it a point to keep the limbs level; this is crucial to consistent crossbow accuracy.

What are the advantages of a reverse draw crossbow?

The biggest advantage of reverse-draw limbs is the increased power stroke. Generally, crossbows require a heavier draw weight to shoot faster. However, a reverse-draw crossbow allows you to start drawing the string from in front of the limbs, cable and riser, giving it more room to travel down the rail.

Should a crossbow string rest on the rail?

By having the string positioned just slightly above the rail, you are not only more precisely aligned with the center of the arrows nock, but it also insures that your strings servings are not going to be excessively worn by rubbing against the rail on each shot.

What distance should you sight in a crossbow?

Follow these steps to sight-in your crossbow. Take a position 10 yards or less from the target—your first shot should always be taken from this distance. Make sure the range is clear before the arrow is loaded.

Do you chase the arrow when sighting in a crossbow?

For example, if you are aiming at something 100 yards away and want to hit it, but your sights are off by one inch then your shot will miss by that distance. For this reason it is important that when sighting in a crossbow, you follow the arrow as much as possible during each shot.

Can you leave a crossbow loaded?

Do not leave your crossbow cocked for longer than a 24-hour period, as premature stretching of the string and cables may occur, leading to a loss in crossbow performance.

Are longer crossbow bolts more accurate?

For the same fletching……a longer arrow should be slightly more accurate than a shorter one as the fletching will have an easier time stabilizing it. The further away from the center of the arrow the fletching is…the more control in can impart to the arrow.

How long does a crossbow last?

probably around 3 to 5 years for most people who are avid hunters. 5 to 10 years for the average hunter.

Are reverse-draw crossbows quieter?

The reverse-draw design yields certain advantages over its traditional forward draw counterpart when it comes to balance, performance, and overall quietness of the shot.

What is a reverse limb crossbow?

A reverse-draw crossbow is a crossbow that has its limbs ‘reversed’ from the typical crossbow configuration. If this sounds like an overly simple definition, that is likely because it is, but it lays the groundwork for a more thorough description.

Which type of crossbow is best?

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How often should you lube the rail on a crossbow?

Tip #6 – Apply lubricating oil to moving parts that require it. Certain parts on your hunting crossbow like the axles, Dry-Fire-Inhibitor, trigger mechanism, and safety slide should be lubricated at least once per year to ensure proper and smooth functioning.

Should you wax the serving on a crossbow?

NEVER USE STRING WAX ON THE CENTER SERVING. To ensure safe and continual top performance, your crossbow will require minimal lubrication. To reduce friction and increase arrow speed, we suggest the use of our “Rail Lubricant”.

Should you wax crossbow strings?

It is recommended that you apply wax to your strings and cables about every 75 shots, but it won’t hurt to apply a light coat every time you take that crossbow out into the elements.

How accurate is a crossbow?

They are easy to shoot, super accurate, and deadly. First time crossbow buyers often hear that crossbows are accurate out to 100 yards and beyond. That is sometimes the case, but not always. Not every person who shoots a crossbow can accurately shoot it at 100 yards or more.

Why is my crossbow sticky?

It is from volatiles evaporating from the foam and lining, and/or silicone from the string wax.

Why does my crossbow squeak?

Check for any loose screws or bolts. Try lubing the rope cocking axles. If there is no sound coming from them, but you still are hearing the squeak: I would put the crossbow in a press for a tear down. Remove the axles.