· Crossbow Nut
found a used one at an unbelievable price; the guy must have been really disgusted with it, and his displeasure was reflected in the price, so I bought it and it arrived Friday. Been real busy so didn't pay much attention to it until the next day.
Pulling the trigger without it being cocked, the effort to to pull it seemed excessively stiff, so putting the trigger gauge to it revealed a free movement pressure of a little under 3 pounds (2lb 11.6 ounces)!
Testing when cocked shows a force of 8lb 6.5 ounces required to fire the bow. In addition, the (creep) distance is longer than a bad day at work! So the trigger talk on this thing is true, and is the worst trigger I've ever seen on a crossbow. It's really too bad, I really wanted to like this crossbow. It does have some good points, it's pretty fast with a 400 grain arrow, shooting 399.9 fps. The cocking can be a little tricky, the sled could use some larger hooks and you really have to give cocking your full attention.
Bottom line, stay away from this bow until they fix it; you shouldn't be expected to have to use something this bad after paying hundreds for it, there are better bows available for much less.
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