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How to Decock/Uncock a Crossbow Using a Rope Cocking Aid


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Hook The Cocking Rope to Your Crossbow's String
Rope cocking device in place on string for decocking.

Rope cocking device in place on string for decocking.

Photo copyright Russ Chastain
If your crossbow has an arrow in it, take it out.

Your next step is simply to place the cocking device's hooks on your crossbow string.

You will want to pull all the slack out of one side and let the other handle rest against one of the hooks, as shown in the photograph.

The slack rope that's to the right of the handle in the photo is the extra length I mentioned on the previous page - just some leftover rope since Barnett sells them long.


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