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Question: Can I use a flat nock crossbow arrow on my Parker crossbow?
Answer: Absolutely not!

Your Parker crossbow was designed to use Capture Nocks or half moon nocks only! Using any other type of nock is not only dangerous, it will void your lifetime warranty.

Question: Why canít I get my broadheads to fly out of my crossbow?
Answer: Tuning a crossbow is different than tuning a compound bow. You have significantly less adjustability with a crossbow than you do with a compound bow.

If you're using fixed blade broadheads out of a crossbow, tuning the broadhead is critical. You need to spin test the significantly shorter crossbow arrow with the broadhead installed and correct any wobble. If the wobble is coming from the shaft itself, mark the arrow and don't use it in hunting situations. A shorter crossbow arrow has less ability to stabilize in flight than a longer arrow.

Fixed blade broadheads out of a crossbow take time, effort and testing to determine which brand flies the best.

Most archers that donít already have a variety of fixed bladed broadheads on hand to try will go with mechanical heads. This is an acceptable short cut to trying a number of fix bladed heads to see which ones fly the best.

Question: Can I put 175# limbs on my 150 # Parker crossbow?
Answer: No. The trigger mechanisms between the 150# and 175 # models are different in order to accommodate the additional holding weight.

Question: Can I hand cock my Parker crossbow?
Answer: Yes, but we donít recommend it.

Cocking by hand can be very inconsistent and may result in erratic arrow flight and grouping. We recommend the use of a rope cocking device or a Parker Sidewinder.

Question: How do I sight in my crossbow scope?
Answer: Parker has four different optics options on our crossbows to choose from.

First there is a single red dot scope. The dot can be sighted in a what ever distance that suites you. Typically, that distance is 20 yards. Just like a compound bow you should start the sighting process from 10 yards and preferably from a stationary/fixed position shooting bench. This prevents shooter fatigue during the sighting process and takes a fair amount of human error out of the equation.

If a shooting bench is not available using a high backed chair turned with the back facing the target is an acceptable option.

Be sure to use a target designed for crossbows otherwise your bolts will penetrate deep in the target and on some targets actually pass through the entire target.

Your windage (left and right) and elevation (up and down) adjustment are under the screw off caps on the top and side of your single red dot scope. Both are clearly marked as to which way to click the adjustment dial. A word of caution: Make these adjustments in small increments and check the effect on the shot.

At 10 yards all you're trying to do is get the arrow on target then you'll move back to 15 and then to 20 to make the fine adjustments.

Secondly there is a tripe red dot scope. The top red dot is to be sighted in at 20 yards. Once the top red dot is sighted in, the 2nd and 3rd dots are calibrated for 30 yards and 40 yards respectively.

The third optics option is the Parker 4 power multi-reticule scope. As with the single red dot and triple red dot, the top crosshair is to be sighted in at 20 yards.

The remaining crosshairs will be sighted in for 30 yards, 40 yards and 50 yards respectively.

Please keep in mind with the triple red dot and 4X multi-reticle scopes the 30 and 40 yard gradations may not be the same for everyone so check the accuracy during your sighting process and adjust your shot accordingly.

Lastly, is the Parker Laser sight. Before you purchase or use this sighting method check your local and state game laws. Use of laser sights is strictly prohibited in some locales.

While you Parker laser sight can be used as your singular sighting method it typically is not. Environmental conditions, especially extreme bright light can wash out the effect of the laser making it nearly impossible to see and thus acquire your target.

Most Parker Laser Sight owners are using the laser in combination with a red dot scope of 4X multi-reticle. When used in this manner you first sight in your alternative optic and get it shooting accurately from 20 yards. Once you're confident the 20 yard shot is perfect, mount your laser and set up at your 20 yard distance. As mentioned above a shooting bench is ideal but if you don't have one a high backed chair with the back facing the target and/or shooting sticks to steady the shot should be used. With the help of a friend look into your secondary optics, aim a bullseye and have your friend turn on your laser and move it into the bullseye while you maintain the bullseye through the secondary optics. Once both sighting instruments are dialed in, secure the laser sight mounting screws. Now you have two different sighting systems that can be used in any hunting situation.

Question: Why is Parker Crossbow's G2 Trigger the best trigger on the market?
Answer: Ever wonder why some crossbows shoot more accurately than others? It all starts with the trigger. Not only does a crossbow have to be designed for raw power and performance, but it also has to be engineered with tack driving accuracy in mind. And that is where Parker leads the pack in quality, speed and safety in modern crossbow design.

The design team at Parker Crossbows wonít compromise on quality or skimp on materials, we are so confident in our design, we invite you to compare the features of the G2 Trigger.

* 100% Metal Construction of internal components
* NO Plastic parts
* Auto-Engage Anti-Dry fire mechanism
* Ambidextrous (Right or Left handed)
* Nylon Arrow retention spring (Eliminates metallic twang, and maintains consistent down pressure on the arrow for shot to shot accuracy.)
* Virtually NO Trigger travel or creep
* Average 4 pounds Trigger pull
* Integrated One Piece Scope Base for solid mounting platform to secure your optics
* 100% Machined Aluminum
* Trigger body (NO stamped parts)
* Over-Claw Latch design
* 100% Lifetime Warranty

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