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Old 10-11-2014, 08:07 PM   #1
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Exclamation Fulldraw at BMF and MY BOW BLEW UP!!

I've been hunting the buck I call BMF since Thursday morning. I drew on him twice last night and didn't have a shot because he either changed direction or other deer were in the way. This morning he came close to my shooting lane but left because of a javelina eating my hand corn.

Tonight he came in straight in front of me with a doe eating between us. When he was walking towards me at 25yds, I drew my bow behind a closed window and when I leaned back over to the open window, he wasn't there. He had walked behind a bush to the right of the kill zone and reappeared in the road 10yds to the right. I could see him through the brush around the blind but I couldn't shoot. I held my draw and watched him for about 30 seconds when he started walking towards the spot I needed. He then turned around and walked to about 25yds away in the edge of some low brush. I was still holding my bow and waited to let down until he finally walked off about 45 seconds later. When I was half way letting down, MY BOW BLEW UP!!! The deer scattered and I sat there in shock.

It looks like the string came off the cams, it's not broken at all. I hate to admit that I haven't changed it since 2010. So, I'm out of the hunt until I can get it replaced and tuned.

What shop do yall recommend? Uvalde, Eagle Pass, Del Rio, Laredo........San Antonio if I have to.

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:08 PM   #2
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Man that sucks!
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:12 PM   #3
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Glad you are OK! Have it checked out before you shoot it again.
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:16 PM   #4
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Had mine do the same exact thing a few years ago….except in my kitchen. It's really easy to torque your grip just a tad when letting off. That's all it takes and that string will derail on you in the blink of an eye. I hope you get another shot at BMF.
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:18 PM   #5
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Had mine do the same exact thing a few years ago….except in my kitchen. It's really easy to torque your grip just a tad when letting off. That's all it takes and that string will derail on you in the blink of an eye. I hope you get another shot at BMF.
I think that's exactly what happened. I was pretty amped up after holding that long.
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:23 PM   #6
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Had mine do the same exact thing a few years ago….except in my kitchen. It's really easy to torque your grip just a tad when letting off. That's all it takes and that string will derail on you in the blink of an eye. I hope you get another shot at BMF.
I'd bet this is exactly what happened.
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:28 PM   #7
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That stinks.. good thing you didn't get hurt, alot of tension unwinding right there
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:30 PM   #8
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Dang! That sucks.
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:33 PM   #9
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Yep easy to torque on aslow let down...string gets out of alignment and rides right off of cam....that sux. Hope u find a shop soon
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:34 PM   #10
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Had mine do the same exact thing a few years ago….except in my kitchen. It's really easy to torque your grip just a tad when letting off. That's all it takes and that string will derail on you in the blink of an eye. I hope you get another shot at BMF.

Exactly. Been there
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:37 PM   #11
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Yes sir. Torqued it. Sorry for the bad luck.
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:38 PM   #12
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Wait, what does BMF stand for?
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:41 PM   #13
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Wait, what does BMF stand for?


sorry about the bad luck man
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:42 PM   #14
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Thank God your OK. That's tough luck.
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:51 PM   #15
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Torque saved Big Mo Fo!!!

Seen it happen.
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Old 10-11-2014, 09:02 PM   #16
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Oasis in uvalde is decent..
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Old 10-11-2014, 09:09 PM   #17
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Border Sporting Goods here in Laredo can get you back in the game (I've sent some of our hog hunters to them during their hunts here), but unfortunately they're closed tomorrow.
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Old 10-11-2014, 09:14 PM   #18
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Darn the luck Peyton.

I do believe it's time to gather a backup bow to cover hunts, when you have a hot pattern down on a buck, and the primary goes down.

Hope you can seal the deal!
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Old 10-11-2014, 09:15 PM   #19
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Dang. As said above you torqued it. Rolled it off the tracks.
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Old 10-11-2014, 09:19 PM   #20
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Man, I can only imagine how you feel. Get it fixed and get back in the game!
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Old 10-11-2014, 10:06 PM   #21
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Oasis in uvalde is decent..
I'll be there Monday morning!


I'll be back in the blind on Thursday. I think he needs some quiet time for a few days.
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Old 10-11-2014, 10:11 PM   #22
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Had the same thing happen to me a few weeks ago. I took it to our local bow shop and had it put in a press and I didn't have to do any re sighting in.
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Old 10-11-2014, 10:13 PM   #23
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Wait, what does BMF stand for?
Big Mother F*****
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Old 10-11-2014, 10:13 PM   #24
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What ever you do don't go to Eagle Pass because there is no shops for bows let alone to have work on them! Looks like Uvalde, Laredo, or San Antonio!
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Old 10-11-2014, 10:20 PM   #25
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Got any pics of BMF...!
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Old 10-11-2014, 10:26 PM   #26
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Got any pics of BMF...!
Yes! I've never seen a BMF
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Old 10-11-2014, 10:58 PM   #27
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http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=479483

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Old 10-11-2014, 10:58 PM   #28
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:02 PM   #29
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Great buck good luck.
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:03 PM   #30
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:06 PM   #31
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:08 PM   #32
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That is the most appropriately named deer I have ever seen!
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Old 10-12-2014, 12:18 AM   #33
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Old 10-12-2014, 12:26 AM   #34
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What a heart breaker!
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Old 10-12-2014, 12:41 AM   #35
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Oh that sucks
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Old 10-12-2014, 02:13 AM   #36
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Oasis in uvalde
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Old 10-12-2014, 05:05 AM   #37
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Thanks. Now I have something else to worry about! I actually very seldom hunt with a compound any more and it might give me another reason to reframe for doing so.

I have had two compounds and a recurve blow up on me.

Makes ya gun, er, bow shy for a bit.

All of mine were in the yard though. Sorry about that lost chance that Big Boy.
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Old 10-12-2014, 06:23 AM   #38
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Had mine do the same exact thing a few years ago….except in my kitchen. It's really easy to torque your grip just a tad when letting off. That's all it takes and that string will derail on you in the blink of an eye. I hope you get another shot at BMF.
Correct. Letting down at odd angles is an easy way to do it. Check out this video.

Sorry it happened. He is a stud. Good luck!!!!

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Old 10-12-2014, 06:27 AM   #39
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That is the most appropriately named deer I have ever seen!
You can say that again!
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Old 10-12-2014, 06:33 AM   #40
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Correct. Letting down at odd angles is an easy way to do it. Check out this video.

Sorry it happened. He is a stud. Good luck!!!!

Compound Bow Accident - YouTube
Great video and lesson. My Dad taught me to never hold a draw longer than 15 seconds, 6 seconds is the goal, and don't hunt with a 70 pound draw weight. It's good advice for hunting.
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Old 10-12-2014, 06:38 AM   #41
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Horrible timing for a bow mishap. But you are ahead of me if I saw a deer like that I probably would be shaking too much to get to full draw!!
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Old 10-12-2014, 06:44 AM   #42
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I don't think even BMF is enough
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Old 10-12-2014, 08:02 PM   #43
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I see where BMF comes from


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You can say that again!


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I agree
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Old 10-12-2014, 08:11 PM   #44
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Glad your ok!
Get it fixed and get after bmf
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Old 10-12-2014, 08:17 PM   #45
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I'll be there Monday morning!
May want to call first... most archery shops are closed on Mondays.
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Old 10-12-2014, 08:46 PM   #46
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That's MR. BMF! Wow!
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Old 10-12-2014, 10:12 PM   #47
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Peyton, go buy another bow man and get on it! As long as you have a couple of matched bows, rigged the same, you can overcome equipment issues.

BMF is a STUD! Good luck my man!
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Old 10-13-2014, 10:26 PM   #48
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Peyton, go buy another bow man and get on it! As long as you have a couple of matched bows, rigged the same, you can overcome equipment issues.

BMF is a STUD! Good luck my man!

I'll be back in action on Thurs afternoon or Fri morning at the latest. The winds aren't supposed to be good until Thurs anyway. He's too old and smart to hunt him with a bad wind.
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Old 10-13-2014, 10:32 PM   #49
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Good luck, man!!! He's a giant!
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Good luck
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