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  • #3181
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    tweva
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    rreallife

    Is there a crossbow any one could recommend for a woman that is not too heavy and might help with an issue of loss of grip strength? I have never used one, but want to learn, but not having luck in my search.Maybe there is nothing out there. I had hand surgery on dominant hand. That and age makes gripping something small (to pull it back) a bit difficult. Any suggestions appreciated.

    #3183
    Gypsy Wanderer Husky
    Gypsy Wanderer Husky
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    exprepper

    I use a 150 lb cross bow.I cant pull it back at all on its own due to shoulder and back problems. But I can pull it back with the help of this and it cuts the pull by half. Hope this helps!!

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    Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
    George S. Patton

    #3190
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    tweva
    Survivalist
    rreallife

    A big thank you Gypsy Wanderer! That would make it much easier for me. Appreciate very much your taking time to help.

    #3204
    Gypsy Wanderer Husky
    Gypsy Wanderer Husky
    Survivalist
    exprepper

    Your very welcome they are called a cross bow cocking rope. I did forget to add that sorry. and it does take a lot of the strain away even my weak 16 year old can now cock the crossbow.

    Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
    George S. Patton

    #3440
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    lci115lewis
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    member3

    In the middle ages they also had spanning hooks that attached to the belt, you had a foot stirrup on the front of the bow, to cock you would bend over, hook the string and straighten up, pulling with both your hands and legs, allows you to cock a much heavier bow. For the truely heavy crossbows they used windlasses to get them . Problem with crossbows heavy enough to need that kind of mechanical advantage to span is they are much slower to load. You could also look about getting a goats foot lever for a commercially made crossbow, or look for the old Popular Mechanics plans for a slide action crossbow with a 5 round magazine.

    Rob

    #3764
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    tweva
    Survivalist
    rreallife

    Thanks Rob! Amazing what people know and can share.

    #4815
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    74
    Survivalist
    rnews

    Tweva,
    Look at PSE TAC crossbows they use a crank to cock the bow. There are other bows wirh built in cocking devices as well.

    #4816
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    lonewolf
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    member6

    I recently bought an old Barnett Wildcat crossbow at a (British) car boot sale, in perfect working order. it has a 100 lb draw on it which means I can cock it by hand without having to use a cocking rope but it still has quite a “punch” when i fire it, it cost me the princely sum of 20 English pounds!!

    British Survivalist.

    #4818
    Robin
    Robin
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    member8

    I recommend using the cocking rope or crank. Reaching down a then cocking by hand gives it a
    “right” or “left” drift. Tension is not equal on both sides.

    Robin

    #4853
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    tweva
    Survivalist
    rreallife

    Thanks Robin and 1974t150v. Appreciate the info. Have been putting aside funds for this purchase/studying matter.

    #5251
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    74
    Survivalist
    rnews

    Tweva, go to a good archery shop and tell them what you want. They can show you examples. Utube has loads of video on about everything now days so you find out how things work or don’t.

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