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The decocking feature should be on all crossbows at this point imo. My favorite of the crossbows that have this feature is Stryker and they aren't making any new models apparently. It seems to me that if you had an Excal. / Stryker rope cocker you could decock any crossbow. I've never tried and could be wrong idk. Has anyone tried anything like this?

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Although generally not recommended, this can be done on most crossbows with the use of a rope cocker and short arrow or something similar(Bic pen) to displace the anti dry-fire mechanism. It sometimes takes 2 people, 1 to hold the rope cocker and 1 to pull the trigger. Just gotta be careful and make sure the hooks are in place correctly before pulling the trigger.
 

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Although generally not recommended, this can be done on most crossbows with the use of a rope cocker and short arrow or something similar(Bic pen) to displace the anti dry-fire mechanism. It sometimes takes 2 people, 1 to hold the rope cocker and 1 to pull the trigger. Just gotta be careful and make sure the hooks are in place correctly before pulling the trigger.
I believe the OP intent was that every crossbow should be able to be decocked without having to fool the ADF. Especially using a method that can be dangerous to the user.
 

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I agree. After owning the sub1 I’ll never own a bow without the ability to decock easily. For the price these top end bows cost, it should be a standard feature.
 

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I haven't keep up to much with new bows. But unless im mistaken. Mission,Excalibur, Camx and Scorpyd with that firenock crank and Ravin, can be let down without shooting. So its not like theres no choices. IMO the top bows all have it less Ten Point. So things are headed in the right direction. I agree theres no reason to still be shooting to uncock.
 

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I haven't keep up to much with new bows. But unless im mistaken. Mission,Excalibur, Camx and Scorpyd with that firenock crank and Ravin, can be let down without shooting. So its not like theres no choices. IMO the top bows all have it less Ten Point. So things are headed in the right direction. I agree theres no reason to still be shooting to uncock.
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i would expect that the cocker/decoker on the New Scorpyd will eventually migrate to Tenpoint one way or another.
 

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I'm in the crowd that doesn't give a rats tail about having a decocking feature on my crossbow. No stupid Laws in my State that a cocked crossbow is considered loaded. I shoot to decock into a target right by my truck after getting back home.
 

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I'm in the crowd that doesn't give a rats tail about having a decocking feature on my crossbow. No stupid Laws in my State that a cocked crossbow is considered loaded. I shoot to decock into a target right by my truck after getting back home.
Right there with ya Gill .
But having the option is nice , i forgot my discharge bag one knight and no way am i shooting one in the ground .
Good thing my little sassy has a Excaliber trigger box , i just hooked on the sled and pulled the trigger and let it down , did it the rest of the year that way .
It defiantly is not a must have on a new bow purchase , for me anyway .
 

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I think maybe those who don’t care never tried it:wink: After using the Ravin decocking feature no way could I ever use a crossbow without it. It’s ridiculous in 2019 for a flagship to not have it imo
 

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Agree, I hunt private land and cant put it back in case as law requires without shooting it. Hate damaging arrows. Need something that woukd fit bows we already have.
 

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Decocking is just a bonus option. I have actually forgot to use it more then once. Shot it into the very small bag in the back of the truck a few times.

It really shined though when i was hunting some state land and walking 1/2 mile plus with a back pack on and carriyng the bow. It was nice not to worry about where I was grabbing the bow while in the dark
walking and pushing through some brush. Out side of that it had no real bearing on anything. My hunting partners thought is was really cool though.

Definitely not paying more or loosing and speed over it.

In the end......i rather have it then not have it. As long as thier is no compromises to have it. Its very rare you gain anything without loosing somewhere else.
 

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Some states on state land have laws where you can't discharge your bow within a certain amount of feet / yards from a road or structure and can't carry a cocked bow in your vehicle. In this case having the option to let your bow down with a crank is ideal. No more shooting stumps, the dirt or carrying a discharge target a 100 yrds or how ever far to legally discharge the bow.

Also having the option to let your crossbow down with the crank is also great for setting cam timing.

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I can survive without decocking. But it is something I consider when looking at bows. I prefer it myself
 

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I'm Looking forward to my new Nemesis with the cocking decocking device. When cocking it is quite as they don't use ratchets. Decocking is simple and quiet too. Even though I ordered mine with 110# limbs, it still needs a decocker if you want to unload safely without shooting.:secret:
 

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I'm Looking forward to my new Nemesis with the cocking decocking device. When cocking it is quite as they don't use ratchets. Decocking is simple and quiet too. Even though I ordered mine with 110# limbs, it still needs a decocker if you want to unload safely without shooting.:secret:
110# limbs, are you cocking with a rope and only using the aero crank to decock?
 

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Ive noticed over the past few years. The hard line softens up as your favorite brand adopts. Letting your bow down after hunting.

Its boiling down to a choice as more and more bows have it. One great thing about it nothing stopping you from shooting in the ground.

I know i must carry my bows in a case when trans ported on or in any motor driven vehicle. Yes 4 wheelers or SXS or my truck.
And they dont fit in a case cocked. There concentered unloaded if theres no arrow loaded. That gets me out of the woods if i hunt till last legal light.
I must carry some type of target. Shooting in the ground is a no go for me. Tried it.
Its against the law to shoot after legal shooting hours in or around the woods. I must be so many feet from the road. Half the time its dark to boot.
I gotta remember my cocking rope. I have forgot it in the past.
And thats one less shot on my expensive strings and cables every time i hunt.Plus wear on everything else.

After walking both paths I choose letting the bow down after the hunt. Where i have no case or transport worries no target worries and my rope cocker lives on my bow. And its just so much easier.

Im one that if i gotta shoot it to uncock. I dont even look at them for a hunting bow. I have learned reliability among the upper group of bows is a wash. Accuracy lives in the arrow. Speed i need was reach years ago. Size i feel the same. Weight where are we at 6.something to 8 lbs loaded with a scope barking at one side or the other of 9 lbs. Some might have a modified or stripped bow thats lighter.
The bow in no way (again upper brand) is going to affect my hunt what so ever.

So im left fool with shooting or just let it down.
 
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