Transporting a Scorpyd Crossbow
How you legally transport your Scorpyd crossbow is governed differently in nearly every state, so check your regulations. Most states require that crossbows be transported in a closed case, in the uncocked position. Scorpyd requires that your crossbow be in the uncocked position before transporting it in or on a moving vehicle. The reasons for this are safety and longevity. All crossbow limbs are under a tremendous amount of tension while cocked, and any contact with a hard object can easily damage the limbs. Nearly all damage to the edge of a bow limb is caused by the limb striking a hard object, and it doesn’t have to be a hard impact to cause the damage.
As you carry your crossbow to your favorite hunting spot, here are some important things to keep in mind. The safest way to carry your bow is uncocked. In the uncocked position, there is much less stress on the limbs, strings, and cables. In the event you were to fall down, there is much less likelihood of damage to your crossbow, or injury to yourself or others. You can carry your crossbow with two hands, as if you were still hunting, or sling it over your shoulder.
I am going to talk safety for a minute, and this goes for ALL crossbow makes and models. If your bow is cocked, it is stored energy. ALWAYS have your safety on until you are ready to shoot. Use extreme caution, and make sure you have adequate visibility, traction, and a good trail. Do not walk into rough brush with your crossbow leading the way. You could damage your string, or worse. Do not carry your crossbow while loaded with an arrow. Don’t carry any crossbow over your shoulder while it is cocked. You know that hitting a branch can cut your bare skin, it can do the same thing to a bow string. PLEASE BE SAFE.
Your Scorpyd crossbow should be discharged at the end of each hunting session. Keeping your crossbow cocked for long periods of time will void your warranty. Again, do not transport your crossbow in or on a vehicle while it is cocked.