Nova Scotia Crossbow Safety Course

 

Rope Cocking Aid

A rope cocking aid reduces the overall draw weight of the crossbow by as much as 50%, which makes cocking much easier. It also helps to evenly cock the crossbow.

Step 1

Place your foot securely into the stirrup of the crossbow, with as much downward pressure as possible.

 

Step 2

Secure the middle of the rope of the cocking aid into the groove behind the deck on the stock; usually below the safety.

 

Step 3

Place the two cocking aid hooks onto the string and have them as close as possible on each side of the deck.

 
 

Step 4

Grip the rope cocking aid handles. While maintaining your foot in the crossbow stirrup pull each handle upward until the crossbow string locks into place.

 

Step 5

Engage the safety.

 

Step 6

Remove the rope cocking aid from the string and crossbow.

 
 
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