Course Outline

The crossbow string’s center serving area should be centered on either side of the latch system for consistent shooting when the crossbow is in the cocked position.

  • For ease of centering, you may want to use a permanent marker to color the part of the serving on the string that is immediately outside the rail on both sides of the stock when the crossbow is uncocked.
    • When the crossbow is cocked, you can glance down quickly and check to see if the string serving is centered.
    • If the string serving is not centered, it can be adjusted in the latch by pulling back on the string and moving it until the marks are centered.
  • A sudden shift of arrow groups to one side is a good indicator that the crossbow is being cocked with the string serving off center.
  • Using a cocking aid—a harness or crank—will help ensure center cocking each time.
  • Crossbow serving position incorrect
    Crossbow serving position correct
    For consistent arrow grouping, it is important that the string serving is always centered.
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