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Crossbow FAQ

  • I can't shoot straight.

    I can't shoot straight

    If the bow does not shoot straight then its usually caused by the limb not being centered. the marks on the limb are not always accurate, so it is better to center the limb using a tape measure.

    Another cause could be paralax when your looking through the scope. An amplified scope will go black when you look through the lens on an angle, but a with a red dot, the target will still be visible even if the bow is not pointed straight. It is important to have the dots in the center of the scope when your aiming to avoid this condition.

    A loose scope mount could be the cause, but we check them before shipping, so it's not likely. The dial on the side of the scope mount should not be used when your using a scope. You just set it to minimum and leave it there.

  • Jaguar Assembly

    Jaguar Assembly

    Note. The crossbow stock is made of metal alloy to reduce weight. All the screws are made of hardened steel, so they will cut through the alloy if the threads are not properly aligned. It is important to finger tighten all screws and bolts before using tools to tighten them. Failure to do this may cause the threads to strip and will damage the bow.

    1. Install the stirrup – The stirrup is placed on the front of the stock, to make it easier to cock the bow. Slide it into the grooves near the forward point until the hole line up and install the two pan head hex bolts. Be careful not to over-tighten the bolts.

    2. Install the limb – Place the large plastic pressure pad in the slot near the front of the stock with the extension facing up. Place the metal square inside the small pressure pad. Slide the limb through the slot and place the small pressure pad against the limb with the metal facing forward. Install the large hex bolt in the hole at the front of the stock.

    The lines drawn on the limb are a good indication of center, but it is better to use a ruler or measuring tape to ensure that the limb is centered. Tighten the large bolt at the front of the bow once you have the limb and pressure pad centered. Tightening the bolt may cause the limb to slide from sided to side, so it is important to re-check your centering measurements again once the bolt is tight.

    3. Install the scope – The scope can be installed near the front of the mount or near the back, depending on the preference of the shooter. Since there is very little recoil on a crossbow, most people are comfortable having the scope towards the back of the mount closer to the shooters eye.

    Loosen the finger screws on the side of the scope and slide the scope into position on the mount. The finger bolts should fit into the grooves on the mount. The brackets near the finger bolts should fit into the grooves on the side of the mount as you tighten the bolts. A flat screwdriver should be used to give the finger bolts some extra torque.

    There is a small hex bolt with a nylon lock nut on the side of the mount. Most bows are shipped with the bolt tight, but occasionally it may become loose. If this bolt gets loose the bow will not shoot consistently because the scope mount is moving after every shot. The bolt should be checked for tightness by inserting the long end of your Allen key into the head and turning the small end finger tight. Using the large end of the Allen key to tighten the bolt will provide too much torque and it will snap the bolt.

    The three dots in the scope will look out of focus when you look directly at them. If you look through the scope between 10 to 50 yards, the dots will come into focus. This insures that the dots will be focused on the target that you are aiming at.

    The finger adjustment on the side of the mount is to adjust elevation when the scope is not installed. It is not used with a scope, so leave it in one place and don't move it. If you plan on keeping the scope installed, some glue or epoxy will prevent the elevation adjustment from moving.

    4. Installing the string – Install the limb tips on the ends of the limb. Install the loops of the stringing aid (metal string) into the grooves on the limb tips and pull the string back under the scope mount until it clicks into place. This pulls the limbs back far enough, so that you can install the string.

    Slide the end of the string through the loop of the stringing aid and over the limp tip. If you don't slide the string through the stringing aid loop, the stringing aid will wrap around the string and you will have to remove the string and start over again.

    The factory instructions say to pull the trigger at this stage, but it is better to pull back on the string to provide resistance as you pull the trigger with your thumb. Once the trigger is pulled, the stringing aid will loosen and you can remove it from the limb. It is important that you don't pry on the limb tips while pulling the stringing aid out from under the string.

    5. Install the quiver – The quiver mount has two pieces. The piece with the counter sunk holes mounts on the stock near the front and the other piece goes on the quiver. The holes are predrilled, so all you have to do is put the screws in and tighten them. The quiver can be installed on the base of the bow and removed when necessary. It may be wise to leave the quiver in place to avoid wear on the mount. The bow operates normally with the quiver installed, or removed.

    6. Install the sling – Turn the finger screws counter clockwise on each end of the sling. This will unlatch the clips that install on the sling mount. Place the sling clips through the holes on the mounts and tighten the finger screws until they turn freely. The sling can be adjusted to fit your shoulder.

  • Who Makes These Crossbows

    Who Makes These Crossbows

    Our crossbows are manufactured by PL (Perfect Line). They have been in business since 1986. They also manufacture some models for PSE (Precision Shooting Equipment)

    The Maximus series is from Walker Downriggers. The Ford Outdoors Group original brand has been producing superior products and superior service to the outdoors community since 1970.

  • MK150 Assembly

    MK150 Assembly

    To install the scope you need to remove the open sight from the scope mount. You can remove it by unscrewing the elevation disc and taking the screw off the top. If you plan on using the open sight again, you should remove the mount from the bow, so that you can remove the elevation screw.

    If you are planning on hunting with a scope you don't need the elevation screw and you can break it off. By breaking the elevation screw, you don't have to remove the mount to install the scope.

    Install the stirrup with the screws provided.

    The limb is held in place by two rubber pads, one steel plate and a plastic retainer. (Some of the Cammo models do not have the white plastic retainer. If it's not included with the bow, you have a model that does not require it.)

    To increase life of limb tips add some silicone to the inside before installing.

    Press the tips on as hard as you can to ensure that they are well seated on the limb.

    Most archery shops have the proper equipment for string removal and installation, but some people use ratcheting straps or ropes to bend the limb while the string is installed. To avoid injury, I recommend having a professional install the string.

    If you plan on using a rope or ratcheting straps, ensure that you pull back evenly on the limbs, so that one side does not break. Hook your strap or rope near the end of each side of the limb and place the center of the rope over the stock (This is where your shoulder rests when you are shooting). The top of the stock is able to take more force than the bottom, so try to keep the strap over the top.

    Draw the limbs back far enough to install the string.

    Loosen the screws on the side of the scope rings and slide the scope over the mount. It's a tight fit, so moving the scope from side to side will make it easier.

  • Can I pay By Cheque

    Can I pay By Cheque

    We do accept cheques and money orders. If the shopping cart does not allow you to process a check, please write down your order and mail a cheque or money order to Canada Crossbow Inc.

    Canada Crossbow Inc.
    108 Tapadero Ave
    Kanata, ON K2V 0A4

  • What Is The Warranty And Return Policy

    What Is The Return Policy

    Maximus bows have a 5 year factory warranty

    PL bows have a 1 year parts or return policy. If a component breaks within one year we will send a new part.

    If your not happy with the bow, you can return it for a refund.