Re: Bolt shearing
The 2 hex bolts that run through the cocking spool are installed with thread lock to keep them from backing out. A couple of our customers have had them back out anyway and then either shear off or damage the ball-bearing housing.
If any of you ever notice either of those 2 bolts are loose, back it all the way out and make sure it isn't damaged. Also inspect the ball-bearing housing (the silver doughnut that the bolt runs through) to make sure it hasn't cracked. If everything looks ok, re-install the bolt with some thread lock. Use 2 hex wrenches, one on each side, to tighten against each other.
If the bolt or the housing are damaged, get your bow serviced.