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Old 10-24-2019, 10:35 PM   #1
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So, I get home a little later than I wanted to and rush out to the back yard to get some practice in at low light before I head to the lease tomorrow.

I set my feet.
Catch my D loop with my release.
Breath
Pull my bow back slowly and quietly.
Find my anchor point
And squeeze off the shot. Can you see a problem with this?

I didn’t knock an arrow. Preoccupied with work, home, etc I just forgot. It didn’t do any apparent damage to my bow. I made a half dozen shots with arrows and everything seemed normal.

Do I need to take it in to the bow shop tomorrow before I go hunting?

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Old 10-24-2019, 10:43 PM   #2
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Better safe then sorry....
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Old 10-24-2019, 10:43 PM   #3
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I think I might have someone look at it just for grins
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Old 10-24-2019, 10:44 PM   #4
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visually check everything.. If all looks good put a arrow on it.. Draw it back real slow and make sure nothing derails. Give it a visual check at full draw.. If all looks good shoot it.. If it hits where you want go hunting..

I wouldnt go hunting without shooting it lol
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Old 10-24-2019, 10:46 PM   #5
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visually check everything.. If all looks good put a arrow on it.. Draw it back real slow and make sure nothing derails. Give it a visual check at full draw.. If all looks good shoot it.. If it hits where you want go hunting..

I wouldnt go hunting without shooting it lol
Yeah I shot it and it worked fine. Or at least it worked as well as my limited talent allows. I couldn’t detect any tilt, but it was too dark to see well.
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Old 10-24-2019, 10:47 PM   #6
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Your fine. They dry fire them hundreds of times on the production line, but if it eases your mind take it and have it checked.
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Old 10-24-2019, 10:47 PM   #7
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If you have time ,I would run by an archery shop & let them look.
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Old 10-24-2019, 10:47 PM   #8
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What year/model is it?

I had an old Bowtech Destroyer 350 that derailed on me when I was twisting my peep, strings were destroyed, limbs started to delaminate... but that was an aggressive bow and was OLD.

Supposedly many of these modern compounds are dry fired in testing to see how they will hold up.

I'd still go have a shop check everything from top to bottom.
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Old 10-24-2019, 10:48 PM   #9
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Yeah I shot it and it worked fine. Or at least it worked as well as my limited talent allows. I couldnít detect any tilt, but it was too dark to see well.
if you shot it a few times your fine. You would have known if something was real messed up lol
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Old 10-24-2019, 10:49 PM   #10
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Mission ballistic?


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Old 10-24-2019, 10:51 PM   #11
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Old 10-24-2019, 10:55 PM   #12
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What year/model is it?

I had an old Bowtech Destroyer 350 that derailed on me when I was twisting my peep, strings were destroyed, limbs started to delaminate... but that was an aggressive bow and was OLD.

Supposedly many of these modern compounds are dry fired in testing to see how they will hold up.

I'd still go have a shop check everything from top to bottom.
Mission Ballistic. Bought in 2013 or so.
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Old 10-24-2019, 11:03 PM   #13
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Your good, go hunt.
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Old 10-25-2019, 12:05 AM   #14
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If you've shot it and it checks out you're fine. For extra piece of mind, rub a cotton ball over the limbs and riser. If there is any hairline cracks/fractures, the cotton ball will find it. Been there done that.
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Old 10-25-2019, 06:52 AM   #15
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I have never done that, but done things equally "stupid". The mind gets so preoccupied with other things it cant/doesnt concentrate on the tast at hand. The busier I am and the more I try to do at once, the worse it is. I have made more mistakes this past year than I ever have, by far. I used to be a pretty smart, competent guy.....
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Old 10-25-2019, 06:53 AM   #16
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I was working on my draw and accidentally dry-fired once. It was fine, when they test most newer bows that is part of testing. The most common dry fire failure is the string breaking or coming off the cams. If that happens the lots of other things can break too, like limbs.

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Old 10-25-2019, 06:59 AM   #17
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Old 10-25-2019, 07:09 AM   #18
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Invisible arrows! Sweet!
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Old 10-25-2019, 07:11 AM   #19
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Put me in the moron group. I've done it too.
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Old 10-25-2019, 07:12 AM   #20
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if you didnt hear any cracking or popping other than the string you should be good to go. If something major happened you would have heard some bad sounds from it.
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Old 10-25-2019, 07:14 AM   #21
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It happens. I won’t name the person just did it that is a member on here. His Triax had to have limbs replaced.
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Old 10-25-2019, 07:22 AM   #22
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It happens.....I did it once and it threw off my peep site and silencers. How it done that I still don't know, crazy. Scared the crap out of me and I thought to myself, you BIG dummy. I took mine in and had everything put back on and think goodness nothing was damaged.
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Old 10-25-2019, 07:27 AM   #23
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Just donít forget to knock the arrow when you are in the stand hunting
Glad to hear you didnít get string whipped or any obvious damage
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Old 10-25-2019, 09:33 AM   #24
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Check the limbs with a cotton ball ur good


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Old 10-25-2019, 09:37 AM   #25
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Great tip on checking limbs with cotton balls. New tool for my tacklebox.

Good luck Sr Generale
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Old 10-25-2019, 09:40 AM   #26
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I derailed mine in my kitchen once, while my wife was cooking dinner. It was loud and crap flew everywhere. She was less than impressed.
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Old 10-25-2019, 09:52 AM   #27
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S#@T happens......
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Old 10-25-2019, 09:56 AM   #28
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Oh thank goodness... at first I thought you said "I am a Mormon". Your bow should be fine but don't scare me like that lol.
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Old 10-25-2019, 09:59 AM   #29
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I'd be just as concerned with bent cams...even the slightest tweak/bend you may not be able to see with the untrained eye can cause a future derailment and you might not be so lucky this time with the limbs and string staying together around your eyes.



I'd get it check out.
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Old 10-25-2019, 10:05 AM   #30
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That Sucks. I'd Have it Checked out too if you Had the Time. Won't hurt
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Old 10-25-2019, 10:17 AM   #31
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If you want to feel extra comfortable, take a q-tip and run it over the limbs. It may snag any limb failure you don't necessarily feel with your fingers. If you don't have a q-tip, use the palm of your hand rather than your fingers and feel the inside and outside of the limbs. Inspect the string and cables for any stress.

Good luck. I've done it while practicing at the bow shop. After we checked it out and got the string back on the cams, I shot three into a 1/2 inch group at 20 yards just to show I'm not a complete moron. A redemption that won't probably happen again soon. It happens.

Edited because evidently I don't grammer too good.

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Old 10-25-2019, 10:18 AM   #32
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For peace of mind I would have it checked. Can't hurt.
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Old 10-25-2019, 10:40 AM   #33
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I did this once during a league shoot. Visual check and finished shooting the round.

Afterward the shop owner asked to see my bow and he found than several strands of the string had broken under the serving.

You need to get checked and especially so if your still on the original string set.
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Old 10-25-2019, 11:03 AM   #34
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Well I ain't done that.... YET..., but have had my own version of moronic symptoms... One mornin' this week, I made me a cup of coffee in the ol' Kurig machine, only I forgot to put my cup under the little squirty thing where the coffee comes out... came back in the kitchen to find coffee allover the cabinet and on the floor... Gettin' old ain't for sissies!!
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Old 10-25-2019, 11:08 AM   #35
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Yes. Are you in my living room?
I'm dying lol
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Old 10-25-2019, 11:48 AM   #36
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I am a moron!
I know!
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Old 10-25-2019, 11:56 AM   #37
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Never forgot to knock an arrow, But I have gotten to my lease and not have any arrows with me, more than once in the same season.
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Old 10-25-2019, 12:30 PM   #38
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Don't worry about it, happens to every one at some point. Years ago, long drive to hunt and brought my rifle but no ammo(: It happens.
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Old 10-25-2019, 12:40 PM   #39
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I did this once during a league shoot. Visual check and finished shooting the round.

Afterward the shop owner asked to see my bow and he found than several strands of the string had broken under the serving.

You need to get checked and especially so if your still on the original string set.
Same here. I also had a cam stop tweaked.
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Old 10-25-2019, 01:39 PM   #40
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It happens. I wonít name the person just did it that is a member on here. His Triax had to have limbs replaced.
Yeah, that was me. And it was a week before opening day! Thanks to Jim at Gateway for expressing limbs, and Randy at Fort Grard for doing the same with a set of Gas Strings and putting it all back together I had it back together in time to make the hunt!
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Old 10-25-2019, 02:01 PM   #41
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Put me in the moron group. I've done it too.
Ditto....
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Old 10-25-2019, 02:04 PM   #42
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visually check everything.. If all looks good put a arrow on it.. Draw it back real slow and make sure nothing derails. Give it a visual check at full draw.. If all looks good shoot it.. If it hits where you want go hunting..

I wouldnt go hunting without shooting it lol
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Old 10-25-2019, 02:10 PM   #43
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I think more have been there than are willing to admit it. A guy in my group at a 3d shoot did it. He didn't nock an arrow and none of the three of us standing right there noticed either - until the boom.
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Old 10-25-2019, 02:15 PM   #44
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I think more have been there than are willing to admit it. A guy in my group at a 3d shoot did it. He didn't nock an arrow and none of the three of us standing right there noticed either - until the boom.


I did it an ASA shoot in Paris. My favorite target at almost my favorite yardage.
I was so confident I was shooting the 12 ring I forgot the arrow.
My bow derailed bad. Launched my peep into orbit too.


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Old 10-25-2019, 09:36 PM   #45
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Yep, I did it too. 2 years ago. If you’ve shot it since, it’s probably ok.
Don’t do it again....
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Old 10-25-2019, 10:03 PM   #46
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I did it to a Mathews Drenalin once.I was checking out a handful of different releases that I'd acquired.I bumped the thumb release just as I started to let down.Broke the string.Something cut into the cam.The risers were fine.

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Old 10-25-2019, 10:16 PM   #47
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Dang.. That sounds just like something I would do.. lol.
I’d say you’re good to go if you shot it without any issues.
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Old 10-26-2019, 07:23 AM   #48
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Itís okay guys. An arrow is nocked this time.




Thanks for the green screen help. Got some cue tips and couldnít find anything. Will probably have it checked out when I get back.


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