Of course, crossbows are not permanent items, will last forever. You cannot just buy and think it will stay in great condition without any effort on your part. Just like any sophisticated equipment, crossbows also need regular maintenance each time. You cannot leave the device laying outside in the rain or dust and do not attempt to prevent rusting, if you really want to use it for hunting or fishing.
Below I have sort listed few points which are all going to be essential in some form in the maintenance process. So please do have a look!
Tips and Guidelines –
Use oil on certain parts:-
Like any other tool or equipment, Barnett crossbows require oil lubrication to safeguard it to avoid rusting. There are plenty of moving parts on a crossbow to keep it last longer and functional. You can grease up its every moving parts to avoid friction to keep it working smoothly.
Do not dry fire or leave it loaded all the time:-
Although this is more of a safety tips but this will keep Barnett crossbow from breaking prematurely. Dry firing the crossbow can cause damage to the action. So never do this. Also you should not leave the device loaded, because this will injure or break something.
Keep dust off the device:-
Dirt and dust are the biggest enemy of equipments including electronics and firearms. Therefore, it should be your concern that you keep it away from them. Dirt and dust are responsible for high friction which eventually damages the device. So try to brush out of dirty areas to keep it as clean as possible.
Always inspect the device:-
Cracks are the huge danger for the Excalibur crossbows. Thus, you should never use that device which is a defect or crack. For crossbows, cracks in the handle are not a big deal, however, cracks in the body of the device can potentially send to the hospital. Hence, always make a crossbow fixed before using it as soon as cracks are discovered.
Store it in a safe place:-
Every equipment or firearms need to be kept in a safe location. All of these pieces of equipment need proper care and maintenance which will make these more durable. Although keeping Barnett or Excalibur crossbow in its suitable location is not always possible, but still, you should consider storing it otherwise it will not assist you properly as it was supposed to be.
I hope, these sorts of information will be useful for you and guide you to maintain the crossbows.