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    Posted: 11 Jan 2024 at 9:36pm
So I just assembled the pse crossbow.
Mate said if I assembled it for him could use it for a week. Deal.
Its pretty easy to put together. One central Allen bolt holds the sturrip and bow to stock, that has a grub screw to lock it in place . I found it easier to put the string slide in from the side rather than try to get it past the stop at front.
Thats about it really. Add the arrow quiver mount to the picatinny rail that holds the forestock.
Wax the strings, oil the cams, grease the string slide, grease the rail, done.
It feels solid but is molded plastic stock and rail.
The sight is illuminated in 3 colours and lights up the lines of retical , not just center. Only fired one shot so far, trigger just felt like a continuous motion till it released. Pull was more than u like, as was travel.
Shot a old used Bailage wrap at 20y, I stuffed in a cardboard box.
Accurate enough out of box to hit target (not bull) .
Had to cut bolt out. Thin bits of wrap had wielded to the plastic feathers.
Easy enough to cock.
with cocking rope.
Sight in tomorrow if can make a good target, Bailage wrap is out.
But yeah seems like a sturdy made weapon of not outstanding quality at first look.
Find out tomorrow what it shoots like.




Edited by kruzaroad - 11 Jan 2024 at 9:39pm
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Nice nice nice

If you use a hay bale make sure it's a high density one or the bolt will keep on going..!! A sack of 40kg of rags is what I use. Oh and start your sight in at least than 20... I still have a bolt stuck in a tree..,..

What scope is it on top, what is the reticle?
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I'll throw scope up later when bit less light so can show the glow as it was.
Bit windy to sight in properly. Started at 18m, but thought about it for a bit and folded a sleeping bag (zipped up) in half length ways, then in half again a couple more times, then rolled it the rest. Then masking tapped around it with a few strips to hold it, folded it in half again, taped that put in paper bag.
Rember with Bailage wrap which is dense it buried right in and warped the feathers.
Sleeping bag as follows
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That was first two shots previous pic.
Right hand group of 3 shots last before gave up till wind settles.



One pratice shaft lost that skimmed the bag, my fault.
All said and done it's very pleasent to shoot.
Very shootable, and seems pretty accurate at 18m.
Major pain in arse for sighting in, having to wax strings/rail all the time. Keep going to get arrows.


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The scope has no markings at all.
Is fixed some where between 2x and 4x.
The glass is clear.
The only focus is for sharpening the retical.
Has two colours in illumation. Red and blue, 3 intensities. Both these are the brightest.
Works without illumation.
Screw driver adjust.

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I had noticed that the undamaged flights (left arrow) was 2 mildots holdover, while the damaged (right) was 3 mildot holdover.
This is 35m aimed center of target at thier respective mildots.

Thats pretty cool that it fires the defective flights consistently.
Need to drop my holdover height by about half mildot I think.
I'd have been happy paying upto about 600 for it. But know nothing of crossbow prices.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Billbobnz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jan 2024 at 6:24pm
Awesome, did it have in the manual the approximate yardage for the milldots?
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Yep it had a manual.
Just scope installation.
And the instruction to rough site it to 20yards, then fine tune it at 50 yards.
Looked them up on Web and they are worth just on a grand nz.
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That's the whole crossbow with sight for a grand.
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If the bow and bolts are well tuned, it should shoot consistently with 4,3,2,1 or even no fletches, if it is well tuned.
Walk quietly, but carry a big stick.
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