|Manual Cocking (Traditional)
This method is
considered to be the most traditional method do to the fact that you
will need to put your foot in the stirrup then reach down and pull the
string back manually with your hands. This method is not for everyone,
especially for those that are disabled or have had any back problems do
to the fact that you will need to pull a draw weight ranging of
approximately from 130-150+ LBS depending on which crossbow you have.
Some things to consider when cocking your crossbow is to make sure to draw
back the string perfectly straight, by pulling one side more than the other can
cause for the string to lock into the trigger mechanism incorrectly giving you
an inaccurate shot. By using this traditional method you avoid paying extra for
a any trigger mechanism or rope coking device.