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Posted 29 October 2009 - 05:06 PM

Accidentally dry fired my bow today. I inspected the limbs and the cams by eye and everything is lined up and I see no visible damage to any part of the bow.

I haven't shot it with an arrow (no targets around here besides stupid people) but it seems to be sound. It laid dormant for two years before I took it out this past Tuesday. Must have shot it close to 40 times after adjusting the poundage on it and it shot fine.

When I dry fired it, it was pretty FRAGin loud and it knocked all my sight pins off. Should I take it to a proshop or what? The bow string itself and all the cables also look secure, no major fraying or anything that wasn't there before from the woods.
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Posted 29 October 2009 - 05:13 PM

Once isn't that bad.

Don't do it again, though.
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Posted 29 October 2009 - 05:36 PM

Say it Stealing ..... you know you wanna ..... "I'm a sniper. What's the quitest string for my bow?" :)


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Posted 29 October 2009 - 05:40 PM

View Postslinkyaroo, on Oct 29 2009, 08:36 PM, said:

Say it Stealing ..... you know you wanna ..... "I'm a sniper. What's the quitest string for my bow?" :)


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Hahahaha.
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Posted 29 October 2009 - 06:08 PM

View PostStealingYerMail, on Oct 29 2009, 08:40 PM, said:

View Postslinkyaroo, on Oct 29 2009, 08:36 PM, said:

Say it Stealing ..... you know you wanna ..... "I'm a sniper. What's the quitest string for my bow?" :)


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Hahahaha.

Don't forget the extra long arrows so that you can shoot further, and the sniper scope.

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 06:25 PM

And a laser sight!
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Posted 29 October 2009 - 07:00 PM

Whats the poundage? if its lite, it shouldn't be that big of a deal. I usually shoot recurve, but I used to own a compound awhile back, they can take a small beating every now and then.
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Posted 29 October 2009 - 07:34 PM

They're pretty tough. Most bows can survive 25 or so dryfires before catastrophic failure. The thing that's bad about it is that it transfers all the potential energy into the limbs and risers, which can crack them over time.
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Posted 29 October 2009 - 08:36 PM

you read all the posts before this one, nothing i can say would be new to you at this point.
all the relevent info on your question has been answered



guess all i got to say is, "DONT EVER FREAKIN DO THAT AGAIN OR I WILL MURDER YOUR CHANCE AT GETTING A DATE FOR PROM!!!!"


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Posted 30 October 2009 - 02:00 AM

how about the common sense statement of.......

"Don't ask paintball forumers.........go take it to a certified bowsmith and find out THE RIGHT WAY."

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Wouldn't that have made more sense??
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Posted 30 October 2009 - 02:02 PM

Well a lot of people on this site hunt. So it can't hurt to get some info before I waste time reaching into the problem further than I need to at this point. If people suggested I take it to a bow tech, I would. But people seem to think it's no big deal, so after a magnifying glass examination and some Google searches I feel confident it's fine.
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Posted 30 October 2009 - 02:57 PM

Well OK...I'll give you that.

But I've hunted for the past 28 years, 25 of them as an archery hunter and I'd personally take it to a bow shop and have it professionally looked at. There's no sense in asking [for the most part] disinterested kids [read that as: persons mostly under 21, who have no vested interest in your personal safety] forum users when they aren't the proper people to ask.

EDIT: It would be no different if a person asked "my Hawken .50 cal...I accidentally double charged it and fired it. Is it ok?"

My response to them would be no different..."take it to a professional."

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 02:02 PM

View Postpvt. Leonard L. Church, on Oct 29 2009, 06:25 PM, said:

And a laser sight!

and dont forget the gernade launcher either.
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Posted 19 November 2009 - 09:51 PM

View Postdruid, on Oct 30 2009, 03:57 PM, said:

EDIT: It would be no different if a person asked "my Hawken .50 cal...I accidentally double charged it and fired it. Is it ok?"

My response to them would be no different..."take it to a professional."


Not to be nitpicky here, but I've never seen anything bad come out of double charging a muzzleloader then firing it. I've been shooting them for the past 12 years at least, and have double charged a handful of times. The worst that ever came out of it was a black eye (it kicked real hard and my thumb knuckle smacked me in the nose). My dad even double charged his .60 during a fort shoot, putting in 240gr instead of the usual 120. no harm done. I know this has nothing to do with the topic at hand, but I just had to say it. And to the original poster, I have no knowledge of bows whatsoever, so I cant help you there. I'd go with Druid's suggestion and get it looked at professionally, though.
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Posted 23 November 2009 - 01:33 AM

I'd have to agree with druid and marksman here and say if you have to ask if it's ok you should take it to a professional who knows what to look for and would know better then any of us who can't see the bow personally and up close. I'd go by the rule of if you don't know then get it looked at by a proffesional when it comes to safety.
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