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Just assembled my new CenterPoint 370 Specialist XL and here's my findings:

First test at 20 yards using field points (came with the unit) into a discharge bag.
Lubed the rail and string with the rail lube that came with the unit.
Still waiting on string wax to arrive by courier and I could not wait so I figured better Rail Lube on the Strings than nothing.

Standing position with no rest, hit 4 shots about 3" center-low.
All 4 bolts within 2" diameter.

Bolts stuck out about 5-6" out of Discharge Bag ("Delta McKenzie Crossbow Discharge Bag Target ").
None went through into my jimmy-rigged backstop and were very easy to pull out.

I shortened the cocking rope by 2" on each side, as I am 5'10" and was having a heck of a time cocking the bow.
Much easier!

I also adjusted the Scope for 2" up, which in this case is 32 clicks clockwise.
Took one shot, still an inch low of the bullseye, but center on the target.
16 more clicks clockwise and the last two shots were bullseyes within an inch of each other.

Considering I was standing with no rest or support, I would say that's pretty darned good for a 60-ish year old with health issues.
I am really impressed and no, I am not a Dealer nor do I have any affiliation with any Bow or Hunting club or retail outlet.

The crossbows these days are crazy accurate (I haven't shot one in over 15 - 20 years or so), pack quite a wallop and are affordable for most.
I paid around $550 CAD funds at my local Canadian Tire store.

I think with proper care, this crossbow will bring years of shooting pleasure!
 

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I have the Sniper 370 and can tell you that this bow satisfies me. I had a trigger job done, changed arrows and scope, and added a sling for carrying. I have hunted with this bow a few years now and at this point I aint in the market for anything else. I also share stand time with my old school Excalibur Vortex bow. Theyre both deadly on the deer that I hunt.;):)

Congrats on your new bow. Take good care of 'er and she'll do ya well!:) Welcome to the boards.
 
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I'm also a long standing fan of the Sniper and think it may be one of the best xbows of this generation. Since 2016 it's been a very well received, very durable, very accurate, incredibly affordable modern crossbow. I would bet it's outsold any single model product from any xbow company in that time frame. Just a testament to a good product.

I'm 5' 9" on a tall day and if you shorten that rope until it stays on the string, it will help make your cocking pull even easier. It's also a perfect place for the rope cocker to be stored when the bow is not in use.

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Good luck with the new Sniper!

Hunt often and shoot straight!
 
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Thanks Gabowman for sharing your story.
The package I purchased included a sling and quiver, which I have also installed.
Whether the quiver remains attached long term remains to be soon, not that it is in the way, too heavy or anything like that.
I just think the X-Bow appears better looking and balanced without one.
Indeed, I have watched the Trigger Mod video that's floating around by the 2 fellows ("George, can you please...?" LOL, J/K).
I must say it is quite thorough and well within my means and toolset.
Although I find the trigger release a little more tolerable than expected, I could surely live with almost 1/2 the force required to squeeze off shot.
I especially like the way George starts the tapping process using the drill press chuck.
I do dread Philips head screws by nature.
I have stripped or snapped enough heads in my day, I must admit, but I do have impact drivers so I'd be careful to select the proper bit to use.
Anyway, that Mod is for a winter day after I've purchased a 2nd X-Bow.
The weather is too nice right now and we're having too much fun to go mess with a good thing.
Happy shooting out there!
 
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I'm also a long standing fan of the Sniper and think it may be one of the best xbows of this generation. Since 2016 it's been a very well received, very durable, very accurate, incredibly affordable modern crossbow. I would bet it's outsold any single model product from any xbow company in that time frame. Just a testament to a good product.

I'm 5' 9" on a tall day and if you shorten that rope until it stays on the string, it will help make your cocking pull even easier. It's also a perfect place for the rope cocker to be stored when the bow is not in use.

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Good luck with the new Sniper!

Hunt often and shoot straight!
Thanks TX_RDXguy, going by your nick, are you old school RS-232 comms specialist by chance, too?
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Yes, I found that after I shortened the rope 2" per side, as you noted, it takes very little effort to get the hooks to capture the rope and is perfect for storing the cocking rope, bonus!
 

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I think you will find the quiver mount is simply a transport convenience between the start of you journey and where you end up practicing or hunting. The side mount is a plus as you shoulder the xbow for transport. It keep the arrows in line with your body and less likely to get caught on something as you walk.

The trigger DIY trigger kit is not hard as long as you have access to or have a drill press and you can tapp. Going from 9/16" creep to about 1/8" and from 7+ lbs break pressure to 3.5 lbs is a nice change.
 
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Thanks TX_RDXguy, going by your nick, are you old school RS-232 comms specialist by chance, too?
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Yes, I found that after I shortened the rope 2" per side, as you noted, it takes very little effort to get the hooks to capture the rope and is perfect for storing the cocking rope, bonus!
No, I stayed on a missile crew through my stint with Uncle Sam. It was the late 70s, early 80s and we did have several HF/UHF radio systems for survivable comm. systems which were WWII vintage gear with lots of RS-232 connections ;).
 
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I think you will find the quiver mount is simply a transport convenience between the start of you journey and where you end up practicing or hunting. The side mount is a plus as you shoulder the xbow for transport. It keep the arrows in line with your body and less likely to get caught on something as you walk.

The trigger DIY trigger kit is not hard as long as you have access to or have a drill press and you can tapp. Going from 9/16" creep to about 1/8" and from 7+ lbs break pressure to 3.5 lbs is a nice change.
Hi TX_RDXguy, good morning.
Yes, I will do the Trigger Mod one day.
I'll contact yourself for the parts or ship the assembly to you if that's OK.
Cheers,
George
 
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No, I stayed on a missile crew through my stint with Uncle Sam. It was the late 70s, early 80s and we did have several HF/UHF radio systems for survivable comm. systems which were WWII vintage gear with lots of RS-232 connections ;).
Cool stuff!
My old Boss was a Radio Tech for the U.S. Navy for a long time before getting into robotics with me.
Knew his electrical/electronics, that's for sure.

Anyway, another rainy day in SW Ontario.
I am considering using a 3' x 6' garden shed I have as a backstop for our X-Bows (besides the Crosspoint, we have a couple of 200fps Pistol x-bows) and airguns.
It used to hold our astronomy equipment but I am too weak to operate it anymore and the kids don't have the interest they used to.
Just open up the shed doors and bam! targets to shoot, even when it's raining!

Before I get back to work-from-home (designing/programming electrical controls systems, robotics), I have to post up some pics again, yes I have a new obsession!
I put them up in the wrong forum yesterday.
Pics are from after my"scope dial-in".
Last three shots from 20 yards out.
Have fun and be safe, all!
 

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Hi TX_RDXguy, good morning.
Yes, I will do the Trigger Mod one day.
I'll contact yourself for the parts or ship the assembly to you if that's OK.
Cheers,
George
Good morning! :)

That's fine. I'll be here and happy to help.

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If you did that good with the supplied arrows then you will be robinhooding good arrows.;)
 
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