on safe mode..My problem is now the safety will not move at all….Can I reset the the trigger?
Barnett Wildcat C5 Compound Crossbow

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My Barnett Crossbow is stuck?
I have a Barnett crossbow and I pulled the string back till it was locked but I left the safety on and it’s stuck. The safety won’t budge and neither will the string.. I can’t find anyway of releasing the string
My recomendation would be….take the arrow off of the barrel, and case it up. Take it to your local boyer or archery shop. I’m guessing it will need to be put in a bow vice to get the pressure off of the trigger. Good luck.
2010-03-02 19:38:54 by Andrew Z

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Using cocking devices can make it easier to get your crossbow primed and ready for action. It centers the string better and requires less strain on your arms, legs, and back. Two popular cocking aids include rope cockers and cranking devices.
The cross- bow will not cock if the safety is in the “SAFE” position. Pull the trigger to verify that it is ready to accept the string. If the trigger will not move, the safety is on “SAFE” and the crossbow cannot be cocked.
SAFETY GUIDELINES

Barnett crossbows are equipped with an automatic anti-dry fire safety mechanism, which engages every time the crossbow is cocked. An arrow must be loaded into the flight track to release the safety and the safety must be disengaged or in the “off/ fire” position before each shot.

Its not hard. Like at all. Even the biggest historical war bow setups were easy to pull back as long as you had all the equipment for it.
Do not leave your crossbow cocked for longer than a 24-hour period, as premature stretching of the string and cables may occur, leading to a loss in crossbow performance.
Fastest Scorpyd Crossbow: Aculeus: 460 FPS. Fastest Recurve Crossbow: Excalibur Bulldog: 440 FPS. Most Accurate Fastest Crossbow: Ravin R29: 430 FPS. Fastest Barnett Crossbow: Hypertac Pro 430: 430 FPS.
In general, it is not a safe practice to dry-fire your crossbow. Your crossbow is equipped with a DFI (Dry-Fire-Inhibitor) mechanism. In the event you forget to load an arrow into the crossbow but attempt to take a shot, the string will be caught by the DFI, which helps to prevent damage to the bow assembly.
The term “dry-fire” doesn`t mean a fire sparked in dry conditions, but it`s definitely a hot experience and something to avoid in archery. It means shooting a bow without an arrow nocked on the bowstring.
The ballistics of the majority of vertical bows are superior to the majority of crossbows. The mystical ingredient is the power stroke. Even though a crossbow has a heavier draw weight, the power stroke is much shorter.
Product Description. The first patented crossbow of its kind, the Predator`s pioneering design offers a shoot through foot stirrup increasing the power stroke to an amazing 15″ and 175 pound draw weight produces speeds to 375 Feet Per Second.
Beware of crossbows that shoot at excessive speeds (such as greater than 400 FPS), as some will have more energy left in the bow assembly after the shot and will be much louder to shoot, with little practical gain from a hunting perspective.
Crossbows are used nowadays as sports and hunting weapons. They are freely obtainable, and since people without practice can shoot them, there are constant injuries and fatal cases. Crossbow arrows have a high penetration force and can even pierce bone.
If the crossbow bolt makes it to the back of the skull (0.25m from PART 1) with enough kinetic energy to pierce it, it will go right through.
The best way to unload and uncock any crossbow is to shoot it–but firing it without an arrow loaded (called “dry-firing”) will almost surely destroy the crossbow and can be very dangerous to the shooter.
Not only are TenPoint crossbows safe, accurate & durable, they`re fast! The Nitro 505, at speeds of 505 FPS, is the fastest crossbow in the world, while the Flatline 460, at 460 FPS, is the fastest compact crossbow in the world.
Summary. If you don`t care about hitting a target, a powerful modern crossbow can shoot as far as 500 yards. If you want to hunt, up to 80 yards is possible for a very skilled shooter, however you should stick to a maximum of 60 yards, and preferably much less than that (30-35) if you are a beginner.
While ultra-fast, state-of-the-art crossbows are flat-shooting out to 50-yards, their speed and trajectory fall significantly – about 15% – immediately after 50 yards and progressively more after that distance.
Product details. The CenterPoint® Patriot™ 415 takes it to the next level in this feature rich, great value crossbow that provides extreme accuracy and knock down power. Measuring only 12-inches axle-to-axle when cocked, it delivers ripping speeds of up to 415 fps and generates up to 153 foot pounds of energy.
Re: Hunting In The Rain

There is no difference in point of impact. I have hunted with crossbows for over 35 years and have never seen any difference in accuracy. Also I only use feathers for hunting and there is no difference with them as well. Yes feathers look terrible when wet, but they work just as well wet as dry.

Modern crossbows typically generate speeds anywhere from 280-350 feet per second, with some models topping 400 fps. Despite the speed advantage today`s crossbows hold over the average compound bow, I still believe the maximum effective range for crossbow hunters is about the same as it is for vertical bowhunters.
You see, dry fire practice enhances your trigger skills in two primary areas. First, it enhances your trigger control, which is roughly equal in importance in how well you aim and arguably, more so. You also build muscle memory with every pistol you dry fire practice with, making you that much more proficient with it.
“Dry firing” involves going through all the shooting steps but without using live ammunition. It may be used to teach beginners or to help more advanced shooters eliminate flinching and jerking.
However, with more weight, the heavier crossbow arrows will produce more kinetic energy at impact. For you to decide which weight is best for you to shoot, you must consider the scenario in which you are shooting.
They are easy to shoot, super accurate, and deadly. First time crossbow buyers often hear that crossbows are accurate out to 100 yards and beyond. That is sometimes the case, but not always. Not every person who shoots a crossbow can accurately shoot it at 100 yards or more.

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I bought a new mossberg 590 a1 shot gun a month ago, I love the gun but its having a couple of problems, the first problem is that when shooting every once in a while i get sprayed in the face with exuast from shooting through the safety very scary! any ideas whats causing this? how to fix it? second is that some times the fireing pin sticks and the gun will not discharge a round? the third problem is that i have had feeding issues with gun where it will not realice a gound from the tube, ive taken a tip of a knife to the stuck round in the tube and it prys out with little effort, these problems dont happen every time i go shooting, just every once in a while, but they a happening more and more, im conserned cause the gun is brand new, and i wanna be safe while shooting, can you guys help me? any ideas/solutions? please help!!!!!!!
ANSWER : Personally, with that many problems, I’d call Mossberg and get a return authorization. None of these things should be happening, especially with a new gun.

Hello, i think i figured out what it was, after breaking down the valve again i was looking at the rubber that is around the valves and i was thinking at first this wasnt an extra part, but come to find out after many hours of researching online it is an peice that comes off but its just glued on, its a (Spider) gasket. So do u think if nothing is wrong with the valve itself that if the spider gasket is wearing away and starting to get britle that it will let the debris i vacuum up come back in the pool and let the backwash valve leak when its on the filter position? I cant thank u enough for helping me. You sure have lead me in the right direction and saved me alot of money. Otherwise i would of probably gave up and bought another one….thanks and let me know if u think that the buying a spider gasket will solve my problems
ANSWER : The spider gasket that you refer to is what seals the chambers from each other. Leaking here can have a large impact on how well the valve is able to do its job. But, I don’t remember seeing one in the parts diagram. If you are able to obtain one, then by all means, replace it if you can. As I said earlier, you are essentially rebuilding the valve assembly. If something looks worn, now is the time to repair / replace it during reassembly. I also have a suggestion for you as well. Take good pictures, document everything that you do when you disassemble and reassemble the valve. Then write up a tip (gotta become an expert) for others to read through and be able to service their own equipment. I was surprised to see that there were as many other questions asked about the same filter that you have. Highly recommend that you do this. As many times as you have taken this apart and put it back together, you are fast becoming an authority on it!Glad to see that you are sticking it through, and not throwing in the towel. After all is said and done, you will have a working knowledge of how your filter works, and be able to identify issues in the future before they become a problem. Congratulations!

I own a tippman a5 with an UMP shroud and fake metal clip. I took apart for some maintinance and ever since i put it back together its been acting like im out of air after 2-3 quick shots. I took it apart to check it and everything was ok. So i screwed the tank back in and now i have a small leek on tthe nutin between and the tombstone.

What do you think the problem is (im afraid their two different problems).

ANSWER : There is an O-ring up in where the Tombstone slides in. That O-ring has to be lubed (oiled)
and should be toward the rear of the gun when installing the Tombstone. Also, drop-off
in firing can be caused by lack of lube on the internal O-rings. 2 drops of oil in the inlet hole
where your bottle screws on and then dry firing to cycle the oil thru might help. You may need
to completely tear down the gun and clean and lube the internal O-rings. If you can switch to
air AKA…HPA (High Pressure Air) it will be better for internal parts and better consistency overall.
Here is your manual for reference.
http://www.tippmann.com/pdfs/products/A5/a5manual.pdf

2011 ninja 1000 fuel pump not coming on
first cycle of the key, but injectors come on.

Engine killed when i hit a bump and let out clutch.
I restarted it and let out clutch and it killed again.
I parked the bike on the stand and let it sit for an hour, then i restarted it and the bike started up, when i gave it gas it backed fire.
Do you think it could be the fuel pump or relay? The shop thinks it could be the kick stand switch, but even acts up on neutral and the gas pump doesn’t come on first cycle of key when cold. Only injectors come on.

ANSWER : I would agree with the shop, as far as check the simply things first.while trouble shooting you want to start with the easy things, if you jump right into the pricey things and that is not it you have spent money and time and still have the problem. If you have a multimeter it will make this pretty easy. put your meter on the ohm setting and open and close the switch ( sidestand, clutch, ect.) if one of your safety swtich is not working right it will make your bike act up. start with that and if they are all working as they should please let me know and we can go deeper into it. I had a bike come into the shop that would cut out while riding, every bump every turn. I chased my tail because i didn’t start simple. i sent a lot of time and ended up paying for a fuel pump out of pocket because that wasn’t the problem. All the switches where working and nothing seemed right everything was working. after a few days while raising the bike on the left i notched the side stand moving a little with ever little bump on the way up. long story short the spring on the side stand had lost it’s ” spring” and won’t hold the side stand up right, every bump every turn the side stand moved a little letting the switch open and kill the bike .let me know what you find and if you need more help I’ll get and send you the wiring diagram and we can start work out the problem.M.Woodring

I attempted to put a car stock on my Tippmann 98 custom and took apart the gun but the stock didnt fit, now when i put it back together and shot it with my tank connected the gun wont stay cocked and little CO2 is coming out with each shot the sound is very low as opposed to my other Tipmann 98 custom where its loud and stays cocked. What do i do?
ANSWER : Check the O rings on the big metal striker, make sure that you have the spring on the back (where the stock would have went) in the right hole on the back plate. Make sure that your velocity is set to a reasonable level.

Lifted weights don’t go back down properly – they snag
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ANSWER : Basically speaking, air is air. Now it’s the pressure that’s the concern. co2 bottles use a regular valve that has a pin in it and opens to allow the gas through. High Pressure Air – HPA is the same concept but since the pressure with co2 is built up by expanding gas, HPA has to do it with pressure only. So the tank is pressurized a LOT higher than co2, but there’s a regulator on the tank valve to bring the working pressure into the marker to the proper level.So yes, you can use “air”, but you need to make sure it has the right output for your marker. (i.e. not a low pressure HPA valve.). You’ll have the same problem though, getting someone to fill the bottle. Check with your local airsmith and paintball fields and stores. If they have co2 they would have HPA, but some do only deal with HPA since it’s “easier” in some cases. You may have to check around. Sometimes hardware stores have a small section in back, or you can check with the paintball places around to see if anyone in your area is equipped. Some teams have their own tanks, especially if there’s not a place to get fills locally. There’s also online communities like Brigade and various paintball sites where you can check around for other players. Someone may have a co2 fill tank, a scuba tank for HPA, or a group that gets tanks together to make a run and get them filled somewhere.Good luck!

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