In the below video we review how to properly maintain a Killer Instinct Crossbow throughout the season. If you have any further questions please message us on Facebook or call us directly 810 626 3026.

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Crossbow Maintenance 

Q: HOW OFTEN DO I NEED NEW STRING/CABLES?

A: Immediately replace worn, cut, or frayed string, serving and cables prior to shooting. String and cables should be replaced every three years under normal shooting conditions or sooner if signs of wear exist.

 

Q: HOW DO I CHANGE MY STRINGS AND CABLES?

A: When your crossbow needs new strings and cables we recommend taking your crossbow to an Authorized Killer Instinct Dealer.

 

Q: HOW OFTEN DO THE STRING/CABLES NEED TO BE WAXED?

A: Once a month while in storage.  When shooting/in-use, every other time used.

 

Q: HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO LUBE THE BARREL/RAIL?

A: Every 5-10 shots.

 

Q: HOW LONG CAN I LEAVE MY CROSSBOW COCKED?

A: No longer than 12 hours.  Do not leave crossbow cocked for extended periods of time or overnight past 12 hours.  

 

Q: HOW DO I DE-COCK MY CROSSBOW AFTER A HUNT?

A: Remove hunting bolt with broadhead and re-load with practice bolt, then discharge crossbow into a practice target. Or, re-load with de-cocking bolt and fire into, rock/object free soil at 45-degree angle, 4-5 feet in front of you and in a safe direction. 

 

Q: SHOULD THERE BE A GAP BETWEEN THE STRING SUPPRESSORS AND STRING WHEN THE CROSSBOW IS AT REST?

A: Yes, approximately 3/32” (width of credit card).

 

Q: I CAN’T HOLD A CONSISTENT GROUP WHEN SHOOTING MY CROSSBOW.

A: Check bolts for damage to shaft and fletching. Make sure all bolt screws are tight including scope base.  If inconsistent shooting continues, contact Killer Instinct Customer Service (810) 626-3026.

 

Q: WHY WON’T MY CROSSBOW CATCH THE STRING WHEN COCKING?

A: With the crossbow uncocked, make sure the safety is in the fire ‘F’ position. If the safety is not in the fire ‘F’ position, reference the “Anti-Dry fire release mechanism” in the instruction manual.