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Think I’m going with a Caldwell field pod.
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What ever you decide to use, put a level bubble on the riser and an offset one on the scope or below the scope. This will show if one is tilting or canting the crossbow.

Hang a weighted string vertical 10 to 20 yards out from the front of the crossbow. This can be used to see that the scope is set up with the cross hair in the vertical position.

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I use a caldwell lead sled for my crossbow, muzzleloader, all center fire rifles, and strap it down. If it has a scope on it, the sled gets used
 

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Think I’m going with a Caldwell field pod.
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No bad choices in the Caldwell line of products. All depends on how much you want to invest. Do what is right for your situation and don’t look back!!

I tend to invest more money in arrows, scopes and strings. Also added the Guardian Anti-Dryfire to my Exomax. Upgraded as it is excellent accuracy and reliability assures me that I am prepared for what ever the hunts throw at me.

Good luck and good hunting!!

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I’m the oddball here:). I’ve always sighted my crossbows in exactly the way I hunt. Sitting with my left elbow resting either on my side or knee. No rests to haul around that limits my shooting angles.
 

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I'm with Moon on this, if you are going to shoot game from a clamped rest, then sight in with one. If you are going to hunt and shoot off hand or with sticks, either rest your bow on your hand with your hand on the shooting bag or sight in off the sticks. Some crossbows may be a lot more forgiving than others I have found, particularly recurves. I know that clamping some compounds will result in the zero being different when you shoot loosely offhand or with sticks. Your groups may be tighter when clamped, just centered in a different spot. We refer to the loose grip as being an 'artillery hold' in airguns and small bore shooting since the recoil moves the weapon. There's a lot going on mechanically when you pull the trigger on a compound crossbow before the arrow leaves the rail. Your goal is always to do everything EXACTLY the same way when shooting for accuracy but what is acceptable accuracy for one person would look like a disaster to another.
 

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Moon has it right. Sight in the way you hunt. The recoil on the shot is absorbed very differently against your shoulder and hands compared to a vise/table. POI can be very different especially at longer yardages.

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I use Caldwells Lead Sled DF2 for zeroing. Excellent stability and very good adjustability.

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I always zero from a bench with a good rest,then practice the way I hunt! If I miss,it's me,NOT the bow.....
 

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