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Forward to the 1:00 minute mark. This setup is a modified cocking top with two harbinger hooks being used instead of rope cocking hooks. Actually is pretty darn cool.

 

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You can do the exact same thing just using the rope cocker by using the hooks. Give it a try doing it exactly the same way as you did with your home made decocking rope.;)

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I just use a cheap decocking bolt. At climb down time I pick out a bright leaf or something and practice hitting it. Its heavier than my regular arrows but I've about figured out how much it drops. It makes a fine rabbit or squirrel thumper. Being heavy its real quiet and hits HARD ! These old Barnetts don't have the decocking release anyway.
 

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Well, I think we all can agree to that.;)
 

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You would need to defeat the ADF either with a built in 'switch' if it has one or with an unsharpened pencil or a short piece of an arrow. Is it too risky? your call. Many of us have been doing it like that for lots of years, some others would say it's too risky.
 

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Smong, are you defeating the ADF from the side or what?
 

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I use a short arrow, about 6-8" long, complete with vanes and capture nock to defeat the ADF on my Missions. Also made a one handled decocking rope with larger metal hooks, covered with shrink tape. The letdown is so controlled that the "decocking arrow" seldom comes off the string.
 

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Smong, are you defeating the ADF from the side or what?
I use the 'Cossack' method on my Mission and a short 8" piece of arrow loaded as a real arrow. It defeats the ADF and drops out of the way as you let the string down. On compounds like the MXB, I think I could hold the letdown with one finger. On the heavy recurves like Micro 355, BD400 and above, you might want to use 3 fingers... but still trivial to hold back and let down slowly.
 

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So…..how are you getting that short 8" arrow slid all the way back down the rail to the ADF without putting your fingers in jeapody?
 

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Fingers are nowhere close. One set is by the trigger (back of string), the others hold the handle.
I think he's talking about loading the short arrow not actually letting the string down.

Most of the bows I have owned with a adf is easy to defeat. Not a true adf. You can Just turn the saftey to the fire position with the arrow in place.Carefully remove the arrow then let the string down with the rope. You still risk a dryfire this way if your hand were to slip off the handle but I think its safer than using a short arrow putting your fingers in there loading it, and if the handle were to slip you would launch it. Hopefully not in your foot. I know its highly unlikely but shtttt happens. The mission Bows may have a true adf. I dont know.
 

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I use a 20” arrow that has messed up vanes with a blunt head that I made so it only goes about 1 inch into the ground.
I’ve got a buddy that holds the string with one hand and pulls the trigger. Tough guy!
 

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The OP is not for all Xbows to decock. Just another option.
 
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