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    Default Do crossbows hold their zero well?

    I understand nothing is perfect but my question is has anyone had trouble with the zero or bolt impact changing over time, assuming the bow was not dropped or otherwise damaged? I am wondering if age on the bow itself changes zero as the limbs age? I will certainly check my zero before hunting season each fall, but should I check it in between hunts ?
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    As long as you do your maintenance regularly, the zero should not change as long as the scope/sights are not jolted about.
    I have not had to change scope adjustment in the 5 years I have had mine.
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    Had bow sighted in and was shooting great, removed the limb assy to remove quiver mount and after reassembly I thought I should check it. Shot two shots very low then started shooting dead on again?? Did it have to settle in?? Should I be concerned??

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    Anytime that your bow is adjusted in that manner, it will change something and then zero must be reset or rechecked.
    Otherwise it should not change.
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    After sleeping on it I am convinced my scope is defective. I have emailed Barnett to see if they will replace it, but may just buy better scope!

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    With my recurve crossbows as long as the brace hight stays the same and I use the same weight arrows and the scope dosent get knocked around it's all ways on aim.
    The tolerance on your Barrett may change the zero a bit if you remove the riser or a cam go's out of time a bit.or the scope moves!

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