I did some ciferin' and came up with a 17% harder pull, but for those who have one, is it just too much to pull a 175# recurve crossbow by hand. I can pull 150# without any problems but am wondering if 175# might be too much. I like being able to cock the crossbow by hand and it has come in handy for quick second shots in the woods. The elk in my avatar was taken on a quick second shot after I misjudged the distance on my first shot. I may not have gotten a second shot if I had to pull out a cocking device. If you have hand cocked both, what is your opinion? Is it a lot harder?