Not a crossbow guy..need help on setup.

Discussion in 'Crossbows' started by MoBowman, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. MoBowman

    MoBowman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    Have a friend that will have to use a crossbow this year if he wants to continue bow hunting.
    He picked up a Horton Bone Collector, probably 3-4 years old. I have put 2 different scopes on it and cannot get it to come even close to hitting the mark at 20 yards. Scope is dialed up as far as it will go and still shoots about 5 inches low. Any ideas other than using it as a boat anchor?
  2. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    I'm not an xbow guy either. I would double check to make sure i was using the proper nocs first.

  3. buckstop660

    buckstop660 Crossbow Specialist

    Jul 17, 2014
    NW Mo.
    Try using some different rings or scope. Make sure scope rail isn't bent. Shim back of scope up.
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  4. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    Not a crossbow guy either....yet....but I'd say treat it like a regular rifle scope and shim it like buckstop660 suggested.

    edit....thinking about this problem more....are there different mounts for crossbows for scopes over rifle scope mounts? Maybe the rings aren't the right height for your particular scope you are using. Time to stop thinking this early in the morning....starting to make my head hurt....need more coffee.
    Good Luck Mike helping your "friend".
  5. radioactive

    radioactive Active Hunter

    Jan 25, 2012
    make sure you are using a crossbow scope and not a rifle scope. :wave1: It should sight in with with a rifle scope, but you have no reference for aim points beyond where it was sighted in at. Crossbow scopes have lines or dots at 20-30 and 40 yards
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