View Full Version : Dry Fired?
11-25-2002, 08:11 PM
You can almost guarantee that one day if it will happen. When it does try this BEFORE freaking out!!
Take your bino's and turnem around. Look into the objective lens and look really closely at the limb. Your bino's are now a weak power microscope. You'll spot those hairline cracks and splits (if there actually is any ;) ) in a jiffy.
.....i wonder how many sets of binocs are comming out of the cupboard now hehe http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-faces-toast-beers.gif
12-02-2002, 11:04 PM
Good post, this just happened to me. Thankfully it wasn't in the field and I was able to check it out on my workbench, no obvious damage.
I just wonder what % of bows will withstand one dry fire and what brands or models are prone to dry fire failures. Has anyone ever seen data on this?
There was an article a year or so ago about a bow that was mechanically dry fired 4000 times and never failed. It's sketchy in my memory but I think it may have been a High Country. Anybody remember the details of this?
12-03-2002, 06:59 PM
It happened to me ,I was showing off my new bow and how easy it was to hold once it was pulled all the way back in the letoff position ,I was holding the bow at full draw sideways , when the line slipped out of my right hand . man what a sound ! I never did that again, It fell apart ,I almost soiled myself .$700.00 bow with one limb on the ground next to my hart .I shoot a PSE BabyG that I bought from Cabelas on sale for $400. I had to rush it to the shop before the wife saw it ,It held up pretty good $40. later and a bruised ego .No problems with it to date.
12-06-2002, 01:05 AM
Yeah that CRACKABANG really gives you a knot in your stomach. Its a scary thing. Even the sound is downright shocking!
For some unknown reason ive only ever dry fired one of my bows, and its one of my alltime favs, my Merlin Shadow twin, but its copped it numerous times
The worst was when I was having a nightmare with string rotation/peep alignment...was adjusting/checking the alignment for the umpteenth time and got a little slap happy with the release. Blew the peep intro the side of my neighbours garage breaking half of the string strands as it went. Popped one of the fibre optic pins and chopped 2 string leaches in half. The bow was at #70. No limb, axle or any other major damage.
Its happened 3 times (so far) to this bow and it hasnt even cracked the paint. I guess its testament to the quality of the thing...
12-27-2002, 09:40 PM
You guys are scary! I have been shooting bows for 18 yrs and have never dry fired one yet. Nock on wood! http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-hitting-self.gif
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