bow care - Deer Hunting Forums

Go Back   Deer Hunting Forums > General Forums > Crossbows
Crossbows Discuss all crossbow topics here

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 08-09-2012, 06:12 PM
Hunting Man Hunting Man is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon, Ohio
Posts: 7,672
Default bow care

Was wondering how often one should lube the rail on crossbows? String I know but I see where they sell some high dollar rail lubricant and was wondering if it was necessary and how often to use it. Thanks for any info.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 08-09-2012, 07:49 PM
Hellbilly's Avatar
Hellbilly Hellbilly is offline
B&C 140 Class
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Citra,Fl
Posts: 891
Default

  • Advanced synthetic lubricant
  • Increases speed and accuracy
  • No mess applicator tip
  • Scent free formulation
Engineered for today’s high performance crossbows, Horton® Premium Rail Lube provides a scent free formulation with a no mess applicator tip for increased speed and accuracy.
Manufacturer model #: ST093. $12.99>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> If you see it getting dry lube it.It dont take much.few drops and rub it down the rail.kinda depends on how much you shoot it
__________________
Born on a mountain raised in a cave huntin and fishin is all I crave

Last edited by Hellbilly; 08-09-2012 at 07:52 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 08-17-2012, 10:01 PM
beetlebomb beetlebomb is offline
Scrub Buck
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 20
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hunting Man View Post
Was wondering how often one should lube the rail on crossbows? String I know but I see where they sell some high dollar rail lubricant and was wondering if it was necessary and how often to use it. Thanks for any info.

My Ten Point manual recommends one drop of their rail lubricant on each side of the rail then spread it the length of the rail with your finger for every 75 to 100 shots.
I don't like those instructions because do they mean after 100 practice shots or 100 hunting conditions shots?

I hunt Oct. to Jan. and if I don't shoot at a deer I unload by taking one practice shot at 30 yards when I get back to my trailer. According to those instructions I would only need to lube my rail once a year but what about the weather/humidity/temperature changes, etc. and their effect on those two drops over 3 months?

In seven years I don't think I've gone more than ten shots without lubing and I just had the string and cables changed this year and the center serving on the string was not frayed that bad.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Top Posters
Hunting Man7672
buckfever5650
BruceBruce19595414
timberghost3911
joel the signman3608
tator3174
gfdeputy22828
delbert1507
Buckshot1219
hunt NH1203
Photos
A typical Florida deer from WMA 11-6-2010
Becoboy
A typical Florida deer from WMA 11-6-2010
Team DHC Articles


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:14 PM.



    LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.0.0 RC8