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Do not allow untrained persons to use this product. Improper use can result in serious injury to the shooter's hand, including amputation of your finger or thumb. 2/09

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page ANATOMY GETTING STARTED ASSEMBLY COCKING SHOOTING TROUBLE SHOOTING SHOOTING SAFETY ACCESSORIES IMPORTANT INFORMATION 1 2 3 12 20 25 37 39 40

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ANATOMY

· Congratulations on your purchase of a new Parker Crossbow. This crossbow has been carefully designed and crafted by engineers and hunters that are committed to delivering a quality product that will enhance your experience in the woods. As you read this manual there may be terms or descriptions that are unfamiliar to you. Below is a diagram that will help you understand the common terminology and parts of a modern hunting crossbow.

ANATOMY OF A PARKER CROSSBOW Safety Lever Sight Bridge Cam or Wheel Buss Cables Limb Retention Spring or finger

·

Butt

Scope

String

Barrel

Quiver

Stock Trigger Housing

Trigger and Trigger Guard Forearm Cable Slide Cable Slot Or Groove Riser Stirrup

ANATOMY OF THE PARKER TRIGGER Safety Lever Trigger Housing

7/8" Sight bridge (top) String latch Anti-Dryfire Device Retention Spring or Finger

Trigger

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GETTING STARTED

Before you begin...

· Empty contents of the box your new Parker Crossbow was packaged in. Place all contents in a clear and organized space such as a work bench, tabletop or flat surface where you may inventory and easily identify all the parts and components of this package. You will only be required to assemble a few parts with a few screws. You will only need a couple of simple tools such as a philips screwdriver, and or a hex wrench set We suggest that in assembling your Parker Crossbow you use a light application of "Blue" liquid Loctite® on the threads of all the screws. Hardware Pack for Cyclone and Hurricane (4) Flat head cap screws · Hardware Pack for Buck Buster Spartan, Stinger and Terminator A (1) Cable slide B (1) Mounting bolt C (2) Button head cap screws · Hardware Pack for Tornado (6) Button head cap screws

· · ·

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A

B

C

IF YOU ARE MISSING THE HARDWARE ASSEMBLY PACKET FROM A NEW UNOPENED BOX, CONTACT PARKER DIRECTLY, AND WE WILL SEND IT TO YOU. (2)

ASSEMBLY

· Assembling the Cyclone and Hurricane STEP 1

Insert receiver into barrel until recessed holes line up.

STEP 2

Using a 7/64" hex wrench, install and tighten the four (2 per side) flat head cap screws.

Note: Apply a little Blue Loctite® to the threads of the receiver screws for extra security and to increase threads

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ASSEMBLY

· Assembling the Tornado STEP 1

Insert barrel and trigger unit into the stock, and align the holes on the side of the Tornado stock with the barrel.

STEP 2

Using a 7/64" hex wrench, install and tighten the six (3 per side) button head screws.

Note: Apply a little Blue Loctite® to the threads of the button head screws for extra security and to increase threads grip. (4)

ASSEMBLY

· Installing the 3 arrow quiver on the Cyclone, Hurricane and Tornado STEP 1

Slide Quiver mount arm onto bottom of the barrel over the picatinney rail, and slide it down to a point approximately one half inch from the front of the forearm. Tighten in place.

STEP 2

Attach quiver base plate to the arm with the Hex head screws using a hex wrench. Keep the "Cones" facing away from the bow ( down) for proper installation.

Attach quiver, your crossbow is assembled and ready to shoot. (5)

ASSEMBLY

· Assembling the Buck Buster Terminator, Spartan and Stinger. STEP 1

Prior to attaching the riser assembly to the barrel/stock, place the cable slide on the buss cables (crossed cables) as shown on left side of cable slide.

Cross cables on left side of cable slide

Quiver bracket facing you

STEP 2

Hold the slide in place with your thumb and forefinger. Slip the slide and cables into the cable slot in the stock, while keeping the string on top of the barrel.

Cables cross on left side of barrel

Cable Slide

Riser

Cables String on top of barrel (6)

String

ASSEMBLY

· Continued..... STEP 3

Fit the bow assembly and riser to the stock, making sure the separator shelf on the riser fits into the cable groove in the stock.

STEP 4

Push the stock and riser assemblies together until they meet. They may be rather snug to fit, this is common. Once together, you are ready to install the primary mounting bolt. The tension caused by the cables and string may make step 5 a little difficult. (Top View)

Snug fit

Cables crossed on left side of barrel

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ASSEMBLY

· Continued... STEP 5

Align the riser mounting hole with the riser rod protruding from the barrel. Using a hex wrench install and tighten the primary mounting bolt through the riser hole and secure the bow assembly to the stock.

STEP 6

Install the button-head screws (2) through the top of the barrel on either side of the flight groove using a hex head wrench. Do not over tighten screws. Inspect all attachment points to be sure screws are firmly in place and tightened.

The flight groove is the slot in the barrel where the cock vane of the arrow travels during the shot.

Important: At this point, go to pg.1 (Anatomy), and compare your assembled crossbow to the one pictured. If you have assembled the crossbow according to the instructions, you may now proceed to pg.12. (8)

ASSEMBLY

· Assembling the Safari Magnum STEP 1

Prior to attaching the riser assembly to the barrel/stock, place the cable slide on the buss cables (crossed cables) as shown.

STEP 2

Insert picture

Bottom view of riser

Hold the slide in place with your thumb and forefinger. Slip the slide and cables into the cable slot in the stock, while keeping the string on top of the barrel.

Cables cross on left side of barrel

Cable Slide

Riser

Cables String on top of barrel (9)

String

ASSEMBLY

· Continued.... STEP 3

Fit the bow assembly riser to the stock, making sure the separator shelf on the riser fits into the cable groove in the stock.

STEP 4

Slide the riser bolt anchor into the ½" diameter hole in the stock located just below the cable groove. Align the anchor with the widest part at 12 o'clock in the stock. The stock and riser sections are now ready for the bolts.

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ASSEMBLY

· Continued.... STEP 5

Insert the 4 ½" riser bolt through the front of the bow assembly and thread it into the riser bolt anchor. Do this step carefully. DO NOT force the riser bolt into the anchor. If the riser bolt does not thread easily, check the alignment of the anchor. Firmly tighten the riser bolt into the anchor using a Phillips screwdriver.

STEP 6

Install the button-head screws (2) through the top of the barrel on either side of the flight groove using a hex head wrench. Do not over tighten screws. Inspect all attachment points to be sure screws are firmly in place and tightened.

Important: At this point, go to pg.1 (Anatomy), and compare your assembled crossbow to the one pictured. If you have assembled the crossbow according to the instructions, you may now proceed to pg.12. (11)

COCKING

Parker recommends the use of a Cocking Device to achieve optimum accuracy and to observe safety.

WARNING ! Completely familiarize yourself with the cocking device prior to usage. Carefully review the pictures and instructions before you attempt to cock your crossbow with the cocking device. CAUTION ! DO NOT attempt to "uncock" a crossbow with a cocking device under any circumstances. CAUTION ! The only recommended and safest method to uncock a crossbow is to shoot an arrow into a target or into soft earth, should a target not be at your disposal. Keep an "old" or extra arrow for this purpose.

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COCKING

· Using a Rope Cocking Device

Parker recommends the use of a Rope Cocking Device to achieve optimum accuracy and to observe safety. See Warnings and Cautions on Page 12

STEP 1

Place the crossbow on the ground, resting it on its stirrup, with the butt of the stock pointing up facing you. Place one foot securely inside the stirrup and firmly place your weight on the stirrup to insure the crossbow will not move. Use extra caution with smooth bottom shoes or with wet shoes.

STEP 2

Hold the Rope Cocking Device as shown in the picture, making sure that the cord is seated in the groove machined into the back trigger housing. below the safety lever, or on some models the stock* behind the trigger housing.

* On the 2009 Cyclone and Tornado, the stock is grooved to accept the rope cocking device.

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COCKING

· Continued... STEP 3

While holding a string hook in each hand, lean over the bow and attach the string hooks to the * bow string, one hook on either side of the stock, snug to the side of the barrel. Make sure the hooks are facing down. (towards your legs)

* On some models, you may have to pull the string up slightly to attach the rope cocker's hooks.

STEP 4

Before cocking, check picture (right) to make sure rope cocking device is in the correct position. Grab the handles, now using the larger muscle groups of your legs, back and arms, stand up first, then raise (pull) the handles towards your hips (or pockets) until the string audibly "clicks" securely into the trigger housing. The click will be the sound you hear when the safety "automatically" engages.

(up)

Note: If the safety lever was in the up or "fire" position, it will automatically move to the safe position. If the safety lever was in the safe position, it will remain there and still emit an audible click". Your crossbow is now ready to load and shoot. (14)

COCKING

· Using a Sidewinder Crank Cocking Device

Parker recommends the use of a Crank Cocking Device to achieve optimum accuracy and to observe safety. See Warnings and Cautions on Page 12

Ratchet Release Lever

Cocking Device Boot

Crank arm and handle String Hooks

Ratchet Spool

Step 1

Place the crossbow on the ground, resting it on its stirrup, with the butt of the stock pointing up facing you. Place one foot securely inside the stirrup and firmly place your weight on the stirrup to insure the crossbow will not move. Warning: Use extra caution with smooth bottom shoes or with wet shoes. (15)

COCKING

· Continued... Step 2

Place the sidewinder crank cocking device on the butt stock as shown. Making sure the cocking device is firmly seated on the butt of the stock.

Step 3

Depress the ratchet spool release lever to allow the cord and hooks to free spool, and be unwound.

Step 4

Pull the string hooks completely out of the sidewinder until all the cord is unwound. Inspect the cord for fraying before and after every use.

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COCKING

· Continued.... Step 5

Move the trigger safety into the "fire" (up) position. Holding one hook in each hand, make sure the cocking rope is seated into the grooves on the back of the trigger housing just below the safety lever or into the cocking groove in the stock on 2009 Cyclone and Tornados.

Step 6

While holding a hook in each hand, lean over the crossbow and attach the hooks to the bowstring one on each side of the barrel. Make sure each hook is snug to the side of the barrel. Make sure hooks are facing down and towards your legs.

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COCKING

· Continued.... Step 7

Slide the crank lever firmly into the slot in the ratchet spool until you hear a "click". Use one thumb screw to secure the crank lever to the ratchet spool. Tighten thumb screw "FIRMLY".

Tighten

Slide

Step 8

Begin winding slowly and carefully in a clockwise direction until the string is drawn back into the trigger and securely locks in place. The trigger safety should automatically "click" into the safe (down) position at this time, exposing a "Green" dot.

Clockwise

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COCKING

· Continued.... Step 9

CAUTION: ONLY AFTER THE CROSSBOW IS FULLY COCKED AND THE SAFETY IS ENGAGED, while holding the crank lever securely, depress the ratchet spool release lever and slowly unwind a small amount of cord until you can easily remove the string hooks from the crossbow string.

Step 10

Remove the sidewinder from the crossbow and set it aside. At the end of your shooting session, carefully wind up the loose cord and store the crank lever in it's own slot on the sidewinder housing. Use the second thumb screw to secure it.

Caution!

Do not leave your crossbow cocked when not in use, or unsupervised.

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SHOOTING

· Safe and proper use of crossbow arrows

The safe shooting of your Parker crossbow requires that the string groove of the arrow nock be aligned properly to avoid dryfiring the crossbow. Dryfiring may result in serious injury to the shooter and bystanders. Further, it may cause damage to the crossbow itself. Always check the nock alignment on every crossbow arrow before shooting. Proper orientation of the string groove is at 90 degree to the cock vane (odd color vane) on the arrow. When the arrow is placed on the crossbow with the cock vane down in the flight groove the moon nock should be in line with the string. If the nock groove is in any other position in the arrow it may not engage the arrow properly, and could result in a dry fire.

WARNING!

After each shot, examine your crossbow arrows for damage to the shaft or nock. DO NOT use damaged arrows.

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SHOOTING

WARNING!

Parker Crossbows require a minimum 20" long arrow with "moon" shaped nocks. Further, the arrow MUST have an outside diameter of 22/64" to insure the anti-dryfire mechanism will engage safely. We strongly recommend you use arrows that meet or exceed the industry guideline of 425 grains minimum weight. Parker Crossbow Arrows meet all of these criteria and are recommended as the best choice for accuracy and proper operation when shooting your Parker Crossbow.

STEP 1

Place an arrow on the barrel with the odd color vane down and in the flight groove. Slide the arrow back toward the sight bridge, under the retention spring until it contacts the string firmly. The arrow retention spring is factory set and the down pressure it provides holds your arrow in place and insures engagement of the anti-dryfire. DO NOT bend the retention spring upward.

Slide the arrow under the retention spring, cock vane down, until it is firmly seated against the string

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SHOOTING

STEP 2

Always keep your crossbow pointed safely down range. Raise the crossbow to your shoulder as you would a rifle or shotgun with your front hand on the thick part of the forearm.

STOP

WRONG...

Thumb above barrel

STOP

WRONG...

Fingers above barrel

WARNING!

Make sure your thumb and fingers remain BELOW the string and surface of the barrel. Failure to do so may result in SERIOUS injury to the shooters hand, including possible thumb or finger amputation. (22)

SHOOTING

STEP 2... continued

STOP

WRONG...

Thumb or fingers off of or behind the forearm and above barrel

GO

Correct

WARNING!

Hand securely gripping forearm, with fingers and thumb below the barrel and string's path.

Make sure your thumb and fingers remain BELOW the string and surface of the barrel. Failure to do so may result in SERIOUS injury to the shooters hand, including possible thumb or finger amputation. (23)

SHOOTING

STEP 3

Now that the arrow is properly loaded, slide the safety off by pushing the safety lever "UP" to the "Fire" position. This will also expose a "RED" dot for confirmation the Crossbow safety is Off".

Safety "ON"

When the trigger safety is in the up position it exposes a RED dot.

Safety "OFF"

STEP 4

Aim the crossbow at your target, and slowly "Squeeze" the trigger (not jerk) until the crossbow fires. Tip: For optimum accuracy, follow through your shot by aiming and watching the arrow hit your target with your sight. Following through your shot will greatly reduce the size of your groups. There is virtually no recoil in a crossbow, so relax and hold the crossbow comfortably. (24)

TROUBLE SHOOTING

The following troubleshooting guide should be used if you experience any problems with your Parker Crossbow. If the symptom you are experiencing is NOT covered in these pages, or your issue is NOT resolved by following the trouble shooting guide, please do the following: 1. Visit our website for additional information, including briefings and additional trouble shooting information: www.parkerbows.com 2. Call our customer service department (540) 337-5426; our highly skilled service technicians will gladly assist. 3. Visit your authorized Parker dealer for warranty repairs and or replacement parts. Your Parker crossbow features a highly advanced trigger system that has been designed and engineered for years of trouble free operation. It features an Anti-dryfire mechanism that designed to prevent damage to your crossbow, you and others. It is important to: · Keep the trigger free of all debris, dirt, mud, etc. · DO NOT use lubricants in the trigger. · DO NOT open or dismantle the trigger. Doing so WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY · Keep the retention spring on the crossbow and in good working order; it is designed to apply consistent down pressure on the arrow when the crossbow is cocked and loaded.

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TROUBLE SHOOTING

(1) If your crossbows fails to fire when you pull the trigger, carefully check these items in this order: A) Make sure the safety is in the up (fire) position, (exposing a RED dot). If it is not ,push the safety to the fire (up) position and try again. Make sure the crossbow arrow moon nock is firmly seated against the string, making sure the retention spring (or finger) is pressing the arrow firmly down, engaging the antidryfire device. If the arrow is not seated against the string and you have already squeezed the trigger without it firing, you will have to "Re-set" the trigger. See C below. In this case the anti-dryfire device has engaged, preventing you from dryfiring and damaging your crossbow and voiding your warranty. Please review the shooting section of this manual. To re-set the trigger, REMOVE THE ARROW FROM THE CROSSBOW, AND MOVE THE SAFETY LEVER TO THE SAFE POSITION. Proceed to step D to safely re-set the trigger. Repeat the steps beginning on page 13, step 4, using a rope cocker or on page 17 using a Side winder cocking device to properly re-set the trigger and re-cock your crossbow. Pull the rope cocker or sidewinder back FIRMLY approximately 1/8 inch when re-setting the trigger. Even though you will see or feel very little movement, you should hear a "click". At this point the crossbow trigger is re-set and you may place an arrow in the crossbow and shoot it normally.

B)

C)

D)

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TROUBLE SHOOTING

(2) If the trigger latch is "down" before you attempt to cock the crossbow follow these steps: A) B) Push the safety lever to the fire position. With a small object like a pencil with an eraser, depress the antidryfire mechanism. Now pull the trigger. The Trigger latch should return to the "up" position and is ready to be cocked normally.

C)

STOP

Trigger latch is down, and will not receive the string when crossbow is cocked.

(A) Push safety latch up into fire position (C) Pull Trigger

(B) Depress Anti-dryfire mechanism

GO Trigger latch will pop "up", and is now ready to receive the string when the crossbow is cocked normally.

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TROUBLE SHOOTING

(3) The safety on my crossbow seems too stiff or too hard to move into the fire position. What should I do? A) First, REMOVE THE ARROW FROM THE CROSSBOW. Make sure there is no mud, dirt, object inhibiting the safety from moving. If you feel a gritty or scratchy sensation when you move the safety there is likely dirt or foreign material in the mechanism. Using compressed air, spray the entire trigger mechanism including the grooves, seams and crevasses where there are moving parts to remove the foreign material. If this solution does not resolve your problem, return the crossbow to your authorized Parker Dealer, who can inspect, clean and or repair the trigger. (4) The safety is "Jammed", and will not move. What should I do? A) First, REMOVE THE ARROW FROM THE CROSSBOW, and review #3 above. If still jammed, try lightly tapping on the safety with a soft object getting progressively harder until the safety moves to the fire position. If the safety cannot be moved to the fire position, return the crossbow immediately to your Parker Dealer, who can safely uncock the crossbow prior to inspecting, cleaning and/or repairing the trigger.

B)

C)

B)

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DISASSEMBLE THE TRIGGER. TO DO SO WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY.

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TROUBLE SHOOTING

(5) The retention spring has broken or is bent. What do I do? A) The arrow retention spring for Parker models manufactured from 2008 on is made of a highly durable composite material, and is designed to keep consistent down pressure on the arrow to ensure engagement of the anti-dry fire mechanism, as well as to reduce noise. If it were to break, contact us or your Parker Dealer for a replacement. The arrow retention spring for Parker models manufactured prior to 2008 is made of metal and can bend. If it bends (generally upward away from the barrel), simply bend it back down, and ensure that it firmly presses the arrow against the barrel when the crossbow is loaded. This will keep consistent down pressure on the arrow and ensure engagement of the anti-dryfire mechanism.

B)

Retention Spring

DO NOT SHOOT YOUR CROSSBOW WITHOUT A RETENTION SPRING. TO DO SO WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY.

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TROUBLE SHOOTING

C) The arrow retention spring can be damaged (broken or bent) if improper rope cocking technique is used. When improper technique is used, the rope cocker hooks can "jump" up on top of the barrel, impacting the retention spring. To avoid the hooks from jumping up, pull the handles close to your hips or pockets when cocking. Proper Cocking Technique illustrated below STOP

GO

WRONG: Hands away from body, pulling up to chest.

CORRECT: Hands pulling up towards hip or pockets

NOTICE Rope position with Improper technique hooks are pulled "up" onto the top of the barrel.

NOTICE Rope position with Proper technique hooks are pulled "down" along the sides of the barrel.

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TROUBLE SHOOTING

(6) My crossbow shoots good groups with field points but not broadheads. What do I do? A) Most often the broadhead weight does not match the field point weight. In Pre 2009 Parker recommended 125 grains for both. In 2009 Parker now recommends 100 Grains due to the High Velocity Arrow being introduced. Often the problems in broadhead flight arise from using a fixed blade broadhead that is too big in diameter so it wind-planes, or the ferrule is much longer than the field point, changing its front of center balance point. Most mechanical broadheads fly well, providing the blades do not open in flight (called Flashing). On bows under 300 FPS this generally is not a problem. High performance bows do see this often enough to warrant choosing a proper fixed blade broadhead. The RED HOT brand of High Performance Accessories has a broadhead that is specifically designed for Crossbows shooting over 300 FPS. The Crosspro 100 FX broadhead has the same ferrule length as a field point, large vents in the blades to dramatically reduce wind-planing, and has a 1 1/16" cutting Diameter, large enough to produce devastating wound channels, but not large enough to counter the fletching's steering properties on the back of the shaft

B)

C)

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TROUBLE SHOOTING

(7) My arrows shoot erratically or group right or left of the bulls eye. Why? What should I do? A) If you use your "hands only" to cock the crossbow, you can often load the string more to the left or right, depending on which arm is stronger or longer. Generally the problem is resolved using a rope cocker to equalize the limb load properly. If you are using a rope cocker, then check to make sure the cock vane (the one that rides inside the barrel ­ see below) is indexed properly and does not touch the inside of the barrel when you shoot. Index (or turn) your moon nock to make sure you are not rubbing the barrel when you shoot. Make sure the mounting bolt and ring top screws are tightened firmly, and not loose (see below).

B)

C)

Tighten mounting bolt and top screws

D)

Also check to make sure your broadheads are matched and tightly seated against the arrow insert. Finally, your scope may need to be fine tuned adjusted. See # 8 for more info.

E)

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TROUBLE SHOOTING

(8) My scope will not adjust high enough...or far enough left or right? What should I do? A) If your Parker Crossbow came installed with a Parker or TRU GLO Scope, these optics are manufactured to have a turret adjustment for both windage and elevation of one click equals 1/4" of adjustment at 100 yards. So at 20 yards, (being five times closer) the same 1/4" of movement is now 5 clicks. To move the crosshairs one inch is 20 clicks. REMEMBER 20 clicks per 1 inch at 20 yards (20 ­ 1 ­ 20). If your Parker Crossbow came installed with a Hawke or RED HOT Scope these optics are manufactured to have a turret adjustment for both windage and elevation of one click equals 1/2" of adjustment at 100 yards. So at 20 yards, (being five times closer) the same 1/2" of movement is now 5 clicks. To move the crosshairs one inch is 10 clicks. REMEMBER 10 clicks per 1 inch at 20 yards (10 ­ 1 ­ 20) You may not have adjusted the scope turrets far enough... follow the turret ratio's above and try again.

Scope Turret The scope turret adjustments are either 20 clicks per inch or 10 clicks per inch, depending on which model scope you have.

B)

C)

D)

If the above recommendations do not resolve your issue, it is possible the scope rings are not properly seated in the sight bridge. Check to make sure that both scope rings bases are firmly seated in the sight bridge grooves. And make sure the ring bodies themselves are firmly tightened around the scope tube. (33)

TROUBLE SHOOTING

(9) My cables seem to be wearing. What should I do? A) Most often it is determined that the cable slide has not been installed, or has come out of the cable slot. First check to see if it is present. If it is not present, have one ordered and install it per the assembly instructions on page 6 or 9. Even if the cable slide is present, a quality wax will enhance your bows performance and extend your string and cable life. RED HOT brand string and cable wax is formulated for High velocity crossbows and is recommended by Parker.

B)

IMPORTANT: WAX: Wax should be applied only to the exposed strands of the string and cables. Do not apply wax to the surface of the barrel of a Parker Crossbow or the center serving of the string. Wax is a sticky substance that attracts dirt and debris. A waxed center serving will pull wax into the trigger mechanism along with any collected dirt or debris and over time compromise the performance of the trigger. LUBE: Although there is little string pressure on the barrel of Parker Crossbows, using barrel lubricant is recommended to "extend" the life of the center serving. The barrel lubricant will also coat the trigger latch, enhancing the smooth release of the string, increasing your crossbow's performance. DO NOT LUBRICATE THE INTERNAL COMPONENTS OF YOUR TRIGGER. The trigger has been engineered to be maintenance free. Applying lubricants or oils to the trigger will attract dirt and debris and impair its performance and safety.

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TROUBLE SHOOTING

(10) The center serving seems to wear, or unravel. Should I use rail lubricant? A) Some times the serving can slip or separate after an extended amount of use. A local pro shop with a serving tool can replace it. If a pro shop is not available, you may contact Parker if it slips or separates after extended use. This would be considered normal wear and you may elect to purchase a new string. Strings and cables are not warranty parts, and are considered maintenance components. (11) The Speed tracks on my Terminator or Safari Mag have come off or become loose. What do I do? A) Often the problem occurs in northern climates, where snow or water gets under the speed track, freezes and lifts the material out of the barrel. Sometimes excessive use of a barrel lubricant can seep under the track breaking down the original adhesive bond. In either situation, remove and discard the speed track, and allow the stock to dry thoroughly. Clean the exposed portion of the barrel thoroughly with solvent like acetane. Contact Parker for a replacement track with adhesive pre-applied.

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TROUBLE SHOOTING

(12) I am missing the assembly instructions, warranty card or bag of assembly components. Where do I get them? A) Occasionally, merchants assemble the crossbows and forget to attach the warranty card and assembly packet to the crossbow. First, call or return to your dealer and ask them for it. They likely have it. If not, log on to our website at www.parkerbows.com and download it from the "Manuals" menu. While you are in the Parker website, you may register your bow's serial number for its lifetime warranty. If you are missing the hardware assembly packet from a new unopened box, you may contact Parker directly, and we will send it to you.

B)

Hunt hard, Hunt responsibly, & Hunt safe!

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SHOOTING SAFETY

1. Your crossbow is a potentially deadly hunting tool, and should never be handled as a toy. It is capable of casting an arrow in excess of 500 yards and harvesting the worlds largest big game. It is important to always be aware of your background as well as your backstop material when shooting, so that any arrow that may miss your target will not endanger people, pets, or property down range. Use a quality target designed for use with crossbow arrows. Always treat your crossbow as you would a firearm, particularly when it is cocked, or cocked and loaded with an arrow. Carefully inspect each arrow after every shot for damage. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR YOUR SAFETY. Never climb into a treestand while carrying your crossbow. Always cock your crossbow on the ground, but do not load an arrow. Place your crossbow on the ground in a safe position, then climb into your stand. After you secure yourself in the treestand with a safety harness, use a hoist rope attached to your crossbow to pull your crossbow up into the stand. It is not safe or recommended to cock a crossbow in a treestand. Once you and your crossbow are safely and securely in the treestand, load the arrow ­ you are now ready to hunt. As with any bow or crossbow, there is a forward movement of the limbs when fired. Do not attempt to shoot your crossbow when the limbs are in contact with or near an object.

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3.

4.

5.

SHOOTING SAFETY

6. Do not attempt to shoot your crossbow while in an awkward or un-natural position. Always be aware of where your fingers and thumb are on the forearm. Shooting from awkward and unnatural positions may distract you from proper forearm hand placement. While aiming your crossbow, be sure to hold the crossbow level. Do not slope, dip or cant the limbs to one side. Keeping the bow level will greatly improve your shooting and consistency. We strongly recommend wearing shooting glasses while practicing or hunting with your crossbow. Do not leave your crossbow cocked when not in use or unsupervised. 7.

8.

9.

10.

DO NOT allow any person who has not read this crossbow owners manual to shoot your crossbow. It is your responsibility to make sure all persons have been properly trained, informed, and warned of all the dangers associated with shooting this crossbow.

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ACCESSORIES

Parker Crossbows recommends the following RED HOTTM high performance crossbow accessories to achieve optimum performance and accuracy from your crossbow.

#38-2141 RED HOT 3 x 32 Crossbow Scope Short, compact, and light, for crossbows shooting over 300 fps. Includes fast focus ocular and clutter free reticle. Sight marks out to 70 yards. Lifetime warranty, waterproof, fog proof and shock proof. #38-2142 RED HOT 3 x 32 Illuminated Crossbow Scope Short, compact and light, for crossbows shooting over 300 fps. Includes fast focus Ocular. Dual color illumination, 5 brightness settings of red and green. Lifetime warranty, waterproof, fog proof and shock proof.

#38-2143 RED HOT Match Grade Rings (Low) #38-2144 RED HOT Match Grade Rings (Med) 1" / 25mm professional grade ring mounts. 7/8" WeaverStyle bases. Cushion tape included to protect scope finish, and has bore scribe marks for horizontal scope alignment. #38-2145 3 Dot Dual Color Optic 3 dot dual color sight has five positions of brightness in each red and green 20, 30, 40 yard aim points. Flip up scope caps included. (39)

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#38-225 RED HOT High Velocity Carbon Arrow ­ Designed for crossbows shooting over 300 fps. Featuring built in weight forward technology and a 51grn HEVI-HIT insert. 20" long, 425 grn (using a 100 grn point) Sold in 6 pk. #38-2153 RED HOT CrossPro 100 FX Broadhead 100% stainless steel ferrule and blades, this broadhead is designed using G5 mono-flow technology. Flies the same as 100 grn field point. 1 1/16" cutting diameter. 3 pk.

#38-2150 RED HOT Wax and Barrel Lubricant Kit. 100% scent free, mess free and will not freeze. Barrel lubricant has an applicator tip. 1 of each in kit.

#38-200 Rope Cocking Device. Effective rope / pulley system reduces the cocking effort by 50% while providing consistent string alignment for optimum accuracy. (40)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY

To validate your Limited Lifetime Warranty, your warranty card must be completed in full and mailed by the purchaser within 7 days of the purchase date.

OR Visit our web site at www.parkerbows.com and register your crossbow warranty on line. Parker crossbows are warranted for the lifetime of the original purchaser to be free from defects in material and workmanship. This warranty EXCLUDES wear on strings, cables, string silencers and bow finish. Damage caused by mishandling, abuse, dryfiring, modifying the product or shooting the crossbow with improper spined or underweight crossbow arrows is not covered and may void the warranty. In the "Outfitter" package, the accessories are warranted for 30 days. Scope batteries are not warranted. Any alterations or modifications to your Parker Crossbow will void the warranty. Alterations could cause damage to the bow or personal injury. Interchanging parts with other bow models or brands will void the warranty. Use ONLY Parker or RED HOT brand Strings and cables. Should your Parker Crossbow need repairs, the dealer where you purchased our crossbow may be able to complete the work. If this is not possible, crossbows may be returned to Parker for warranty repair and service. The bow owner is responsible for the cost of shipping the bow to Parker, however Parker will pay the return shipping costs using UPS regular ground delivery. In unusual circumstances, any shipping cost above the regular ground delivery rate for expedited service will the responsibility of the owner.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

-Warranty Return ProcessTo ensure a prompt return of your crossbow, complete the following: 1. Contact Parker Crossbows at 540-337-5426 to review your issues with a trained Parker Technician and to obtain a Return Authorization Number. 2. In many situations, we are able to resolve the issue by phone.

3. If we are not able to resolve your issues by phone, remove all accessories before shipping unless otherwise instructed by your Parker Technician. 4. Include a description of your warranty request, and make sure you include your name, address, phone number, email address and the Return Authorization Number. 5. Return the crossbow to Parker at the following Address: Parker Crossbows 3022 Lee Jackson Highway Staunton, VA 24401 RA#__________ 6) Be sure to write your Return Authorization Number below the Parker address as shown in step 5. 7) Please package your crossbow carefully, wrapping the crossbow in paper or foam. Ensure the crossbow cannot move around in the box and that there are no loose parts that could shift during delivery and damage the crossbow. Note: The warranty does not cover damage to the finish.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Parker Crossbows are proudly made in the U.S.A. by hunters like you.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

To learn more about crossbows, crossbow safety and crossbow hunting opportunities visit www.crossbowed.org or Join the North American Crossbow Federation

Contact: Dan Hendrix Membership Director NACF Publisher Horizontal Bowhunter Magazine.

PO BOX 251, 20 NE 9th Ave Glenwood, MN 56334 Office: 320-634-3660 www.horizontalbowhunter.com

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Keep a record of important information on this page for future reference. Should your crossbow be in need of service, you will have all of the required information available for a prompt and speedy return to you. Parker's Customer Service Representatives will need the following information to match your warranty card as follows: 1. Your Name: _________________________________________ Your Address at time of purchase and on warranty card: ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ Your crossbow's Serial Number: ___________________ Bow Model: _____________________________________ Store name where purchased: ________________________________________________ Date of Purchase: ________________________________ KEEP A COPY OF YOUR RECEIPT WITH THIS MANUAL.

Hunt hard, Hunt responsibly, & Hunt safe! SHIP ONLY TO: Parker Compound Bows, Inc. 3022 Lee Jackson Highway Staunton, Virginia 24401 (UPS, FED EX or Carrier) Mail ONLY TO: Parker Compound Bows, Inc. P.O.BOX 105 Mint Spring, Virginia 24463 (United States Postal Service)

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