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    Discharge bolt breakage on impact

    How far away from the ground should you be when discharging a bolt into the ground? I'm on my 4th one in the last year. The first one I discharged in January or February when the ground was frozen, the 2nd one may have hit a rock hidden under the dirt and the last 2 have broken when hitting the soft dirt on the lawn.

    Is there a minimum distance that you need to be away from the ground when discharging it?

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    Ifound that any dischage bolt that utilizes a carbon arrow does not last long. Buy one that is made with hewavy fiberglass. I had one and it lasted 5 years until I lost it in the ground. I have tried a few with carbon arroes and they break when the hit a rock.
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    Dominant Buck ithaca10's Avatar
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    i discharge a regular bolt with a field tip into this little discharge bolt target it's yellow in color. Forget the name less expensive than the discharge bolt. Also use it to verify my group at certain yardage. Private land of course.
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    I have a Ravin and you just decock it . Before that i used a block target with a field point . Pain in the butt to carry but very cheap since i already have it
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    I made a small discharge target from an old corn bag and some denim jeans.....bought some bolts off of Ebay and use them for discharging the crossbow

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    I have a discharge bolt made by Allen. Never had an issue with it. Shoot it into soft dirt if possible but I have hit rocks hidden under the dirt up in Pa. And still haven't had a problem. I also use an old aluminum bolt with a blunt tip into a target from 40 yards and also have used a bio degradable bolt made by Ten Point, shoot it and forget it , but cost about $1 each.
    Over all I've found the very best way to unload is to fire a hunting bolt into a nice 10 pointer or a fat doe just before dusk.
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    contact company, maybe send a replacement. i use the one you have and no problems (yet)

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    Quote Originally Posted by john242 View Post
    contact company, maybe send a replacement. i use the one you have and no problems (yet)
    They have been good about replacing them, but they really shouldn't keep breaking. How far in front of you are you shooting the discharge bolt?

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    I just do this with a broken bolt, and it works everytime.....and my wifes crossbow is a PSE and it still works.



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