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Old 03-07-2019, 09:23 PM   #1
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So tonight I was trying a new thumb release. Arrow nocked and everything. I squeezed the release heard the click but nothing happend. Then my arrow just fell to the ground. Guess what what happens next.. dry fire.. looking over the bow it looks ok. Put in on the scale and didn’t hear any cracking. But still scared to shoot it. Just bought this bow also. Bowtech sr6. Freak accident. 9 years of shooting bows first dry fire.

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Old 03-07-2019, 09:28 PM   #2
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Should be fine, they can take more than we give credit for.
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Old 03-07-2019, 09:31 PM   #3
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There is a little lip on both cams. Looks uniformed same spot on both sides. Not sure if that’s normal or not
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Old 03-07-2019, 10:08 PM   #4
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Old 03-07-2019, 10:14 PM   #5
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It's fine, it happens more than you think.
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Old 03-07-2019, 10:19 PM   #6
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depending on what kind of nocks you are using it is possible for the release to shove the nock off of the string at full draw... more pronounced with a short bow and longer draw length, as the string will push the nock off of the string when at full draw because of the extreme angle of the string vs the nock.
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Old 03-07-2019, 10:20 PM   #7
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It's fine, it happens more than you think.
I sure hope so. Going to take it in to shop just to be sure. Just makes me sick. Just my luck. Never dry fire one then get a new bow then BOOM
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Old 03-07-2019, 10:21 PM   #8
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depending on what kind of nocks you are using it is possible for the release to shove the nock off of the string at full draw... more pronounced with a short bow and longer draw length, as the string will push the nock off of the string when at full draw because of the extreme angle of the string vs the nock.
Yea that sounds like what may have happened. But honestly I have no idea
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Old 03-07-2019, 11:20 PM   #9
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That cam looks bent to me, maybe the axle too.


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Old 03-07-2019, 11:40 PM   #10
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I dry fired the S**T outta my bow once at the range. Broke the string. Had em re string it, sighted it in and kept shooting that day. Got a nice little scar on my hand from the string popping me.



They dry fire these bows when testing the durability of them so I'm sure your bow is fine.


(I know its Hoyt, just the first video that came up. I shoot Obsession btw!)
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Old 03-07-2019, 11:50 PM   #11
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That cam looks bent to me, maybe the axle too.


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Looks bad to me also
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Old 03-08-2019, 08:45 AM   #12
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That cam looks bent to me, maybe the axle too.


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I don’t think the axle is bent, but the cams definitely are.
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Old 03-08-2019, 03:47 PM   #13
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I would be troubled to shoot a . Bowtech also. Think you need to take it to a GOOD shop to get checked out!
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Old 03-08-2019, 03:58 PM   #14
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I sure hope so. Going to take it in to shop just to be sure. Just makes me sick. Just my luck. Never dry fire one then get a new bow then BOOM
Can't go wrong here. That's what I'd do.
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Old 03-08-2019, 04:02 PM   #15
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Pho dude
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Old 03-08-2019, 04:22 PM   #16
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Cams bent. New ones on order. Everything else looks ok
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Old 03-13-2019, 05:15 PM   #17
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So tonight I was trying a new thumb release. Arrow nocked and everything. I squeezed the release heard the click but nothing happend. Then my arrow just fell to the ground. Guess what what happens next.. dry fire.. looking over the bow it looks ok. Put in on the scale and didnít hear any cracking. But still scared to shoot it. Just bought this bow also. Bowtech sr6. Freak accident. 9 years of shooting bows first dry fire.
Dude I have basically same story as you do except my string broke an flex guard popped out..... I'm so ****** literally just got this dam bow 5 days a go. I'm freaking sick to my stomach. I can believe I dry fired it shot bows over 10yrs also first dry fire wife will take it to dealer tmrw dam it!!! I hope it's fixable!!

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Old 03-14-2019, 12:48 AM   #18
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Dude I have basically same story as you do except my string broke an flex guard popped out..... I'm so ****** literally just got this dam bow 5 days a go. I'm freaking sick to my stomach. I can believe I dry fired it shot bows over 10yrs also first dry fire wife will take it to dealer tmrw dam it!!! I hope it's fixable!!

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Wow no way. Yea I feel same way, like a nightmare lol. Mine still at shop parts havenít came in yet. My string was ok but ordered custom gas string to be safe. Iím sure yours is fixable. Hopefully just your string. Keep us posted and good luck.
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:31 AM   #19
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Pretty sure it's going have to have new strings, cams, an flex guard limbs look to be ok. Did your pro shop say how much the cams costed?

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Old 03-14-2019, 09:58 AM   #20
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I see the rubber bump stop on your cam has a flat spot on it. Make sure the shop replaces them as well. I had a arrow shatter on let off and had to get new string, re time and replace the rubber stops.
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:08 AM   #21
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first do not listen to anyone who says it is or should be fine, they are clueless

the cams are both damaged, do not shoot it until it is repaired, and the string may be damaged

if the sequence of events is as you said the the cams were over rotated and it caused it to be momentarily locked up at the release ,, it is a "hang fire" and it will damage most bows all the time,

the limbs can still be damaged,, some cracks are not immediately visible and it needs to be looked at by a pro,, not an internet wanna be....
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:32 PM   #22
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I dry fired the S**T outta my bow once at the range. Broke the string. Had em re string it, sighted it in and kept shooting that day. Got a nice little scar on my hand from the string popping me.



They dry fire these bows when testing the durability of them so I'm sure your bow is fine.

The Hoyt Standard - 1,500 Dry-Fire Test - YouTube

(I know its Hoyt, just the first video that came up. I shoot Obsession btw!)
Great bows,
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:40 PM   #23
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I dry fired the S**T outta my bow once at the range. Broke the string. Had em re string it, sighted it in and kept shooting that day. Got a nice little scar on my hand from the string popping me.



They dry fire these bows when testing the durability of them so I'm sure your bow is fine.

The Hoyt Standard - 1,500 Dry-Fire Test - YouTube

(I know its Hoyt, just the first video that came up. I shoot Obsession btw!)
I like Hoyt. Just moved from Hoyt to bowtech. I like both just SR6 better than Helix. That would not sell me on a bow because of course nobody plans on dry firing bow.
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:55 PM   #24
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I like Hoyt. Just moved from Hoyt to bowtech. I like both just SR6 better than Helix. That would not sell me on a bow because of course nobody plans on dry firing bow.
I don't shoot nor have I ever shot a Hoyt. Just showing what they did and it was the first video that came up of a bow being dry fired.



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