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Thank you for purchasing your F1 Lancehead Torsion Crossbow. Please note, these videos are not a substitute for reading your owners manual. They are simply meant to help you further understand how to safely operate, service, and enjoy your F1 Crossbow, beyond reading your owners manual.
We’re here to answer your questions and address your needs. Answers to common questions can be found here. To expedite other communications, please complete the form below:
Do I really need to manually move the trigger safety switch to the ‘safe’ position immediately after cocking my crossbow?
Yes. Just as you would with any firearm you need to ensure you have moved the manual trigger safety switch to the ‘safe’ position immediately after cocking. Failure to do so can cause unexpected firing, resulting in serious injury or death.Manual Safety Switch (Safe Position)Manual Safety Switch (Fire Position)
Why must I load the arrow with the odd-color fletching vane in the downward position in the arrow rail?
Loading the crossbow arrow with the odd-color fletching vane positioned downward into the arrow rail ensures the halfmoon nock is properly aligned to receive the bowstring within the groove in the halfmoon nock. Loading the crossbow arrow in any other another position will mis-align the arrow’s halfmoon nock with the bowstring and result in a dry-fire or mis-fire which can cause property damage or severe injury including death.Fletching VanesOdd-Color VaneOdd-color vane down into rail
Do I really need to make sure my arrow nock is seated against the string immediately before each shot?
Yes. Immediately before shooting you need to ensure the arrow nock is firmly seated against the crossbow string, as the arrow nock can sometimes slide forward away from the string while maneuvering with the crossbow. You can ensure proper nock seating against the string by placing your fingertips on the top of the crossbow arrow shaft and firmly sliding it rearwards into the trigger housing until you feel the nock making firm contact against the bowstring. Firing a crossbow arrow that is not properly seated against the bowstring can result in a miss-fire or severe arrow damage resulting in property damage, severe injury, including death.Arrow nock seated against bowstring
Why can’t I uncock my crossbow using the cocking winch?
Always uncock your Lancehead F1 crossbow by shooting the de-cocking bolt or a practice crossbow bolt with a field point into a target or the ground when you are done hunting. Never use the cocking winch to uncock your crossbow, as it is not designed for this purpose and do so can result in severe injury.
Please see the video on safely cocking and uncocking your crossbow
Why must I use crossbow arrows with only halfmoon style nocks?
The halfmoon nock is designed to ensure the bowstring remains properly seated to the end of the crossbow arrow during the shot cycle and that the bowstring does not slip off the rear end of the crossbow arrow. Do not use another type of crossbow arrow nock other than a halfmoon nock, as do so can result in a miss-fire or severe arrow damage resulting in property damage or severe injury, including death.Halfmoon Nock
What are the Crossbow Arrows specs for my Lancehead F1?
Nock Type: Halfmoon type
Minimum arrow length: 20”
Fletching Spec: Max offset 1-degree with 2” vane length (or no offset with longer vanes)
Total Arrow Weight: No minimum grain weight with crossbow arrows
Broadheads: Fixed-blades with cutting diameter of 1.25” max. Crossbow mechanical broadheads rated for speeds up to 380 feet-per-second.
Sight-in: It is recommended to sight in your broadheads even after you have sighted-in your field points to confirm your point of impact.
Safety Checks: Always inspect arrow shaft for any damage immediately prior to loading. Visually inspect the shaft and flex arrow shafts to ensure you do not head any cracking sound which is a sign of a damaged arrow shaft. Never shoot an arrow shaft that is damaged as it may result in severe injury and/or property damage.
What is the safest way to position my hand on the fore-grip when handling or shooting my crossbow?
The safest area on the fore-grip to handle or shoot the crossbow is centered on the lower part of the handgrip as shown in the photo below:Proper Hand Position On Foregrip
How long can my crossbow remain cocked?
The Lancehead F1 crossbow was designed to remain cocked for the duration of a 12-hour hunting day. Leaving the crossbow cocked for prolonged amounts of time may reduce performance by prematurely stretching strings and cables.
I accidentally dry-fired my crossbow and the bowstring is stuck on the dry-fire catch, what do I do to fix it?
Please watch the instructional video Stuck On Dry-fire
How do I safely use my crossbow?
Before attempting to handle or fire your crossbow, make sure you thoroughly review and understand all the safety and instruction videos and read and understand the entire Instruction manual.
If you have any remaining questions about your crossbow, please call (408) 357-0030 to speak with our representative.
How do I safely hunt out of a treestand with my crossbow?
Review and understand all of the instructions: written and video related to your treestand, the full body fall arrest harness system and your hunting gear.
Take free, 15-minute online Treestand Safety Course offered by the Treestand Manufacturer’s Association
How do I properly maintain my crossbow?
How do I register my crossbow?
The registration process ensures we can keep you up to date with latest information regarding your crossbow.
The serial number of your crossbow is located just below the safety latch on the trigger mechanism, engraved onto the top of the frame.
Follow the registration instructions on the following registration page
How do I safely handle and shoot my crossbow?
Your safety is greatly dependent on your understanding and adherence to the instructions and safety procedures for your Lancehead crossbow. Please review and understand all instructions and safety procedures here.
If you have any safety or instruction questions please call (408) 357-0030
Is it safe for me to dry-fire my crossbow?
No. While the limbs of the Lancehead F1 are the toughest in archery, dry-firing can over-stress other parts of the crossbow leading to premature wear and failure which can cause property damage, severe injury including death.
Damage caused by dry-firing your crossbow is not covered by the warranty.
How do I get my scoped sighted in?
Read the Instruction manual
How do I tune my crossbow?
How far can my crossbow shoot?
Your crossbow is capable of firing an arrow with lethal force in excess of several hundred yards, and this should be top of mind in considering a safe shooting direction. Never shoot straight up in the air.
While precision is more certain within 100 yards, hunting distances should always be as close as possible to ensure an ethical kill, generally within 50 yards as conditions dictate.
Remember that even at relatively close yardage; other factors may decrease the odds of making an accurate shot such as shot-angle, wind, rain, glare, lighting, and foliage interference, etc.
What if I have warranty or repair questions?
Please call Lancehead service at (408) 357-0030
What if I have more questions?
Please call Lancehead service at (408) 357-0030
What do I do if my arrow accuracy becomes inconsistent?
On the arrow: Ensure the screw-in arrow head is tight, there is no damage to the arrow shaft or the fletching, and the halfmoon nock is properly aligned at 90-degrees to the odd color flectching.
On cocking: Make sure the cocking winch cord is properly aligned throughout the entire cocking process.
After cocking: carefully remove the cocking hook from the bow string by pushing it straight forward along the bowstring, as wiggling the cocking hook may shift the alignment of the bow string on the release catch of the trigger release mechanism.
Loose parts: Check for loose screws on the following locations: 1) the scope rings that attach to the picatinny rail 2) the picatinny rail attached to the trigger release mechanism 3) the trigger release attached to the frame