so my friend's bow decides to blow up right before deer opener.

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  • July 11, 2013 at 10:42 am #583882 Back to Top REPORT
    vash
    vash

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    he is bummed, but lucky he has a few backup bows.  also lucky that he didnt get hurt. amazingly he has a welt on his arm where the cable or string whipped him.  the welt is a perfect impression of a loop.

    i am stepping up my shooting as well.  my opener is aug 17th..he hunts some zone that is even earlier.  i need to suss out my bow, just for my mental comfort.

    his dead bow was a Destroyer 340 or something.  i think he got it last year but never built it up and shot it till now.

    i guess that is another bright side of shooting all year.  no last minute surprises before deer opener :)

    July 11, 2013 at 12:40 pm #583886 Back to Top REPORT
    q2hunter
    q2hunter

    Joined: 6/21/2007
    Location: Virginia
    One of the guys I hunt with had a Destroyer 340 blow up also……but it was his fault.  He was shooting a back tension release.  Drew the bow, engaged the set trigger, then decided to let down without disengaging.  At cam roll over, when the weight peaked back up, it went off.  He believes the had the bow and string canted as he was letting off.  String derailed, cable broke, one limb busted, and he gave himself a fat lip with the back of his release hand.  Scared him pretty bad, and after having the bow fixed he had some serious mental issues shooting it.  It was actually pretty funny to watch, he would jerk and flinch EVERY time he shot it, but could pick up his Switchback and drive nails.  He pretty quickly decided to get rid of it before the problems became habits.  Now, the other guy in our hunting party is enjoying the bow as he sold it to him for practically nothing…..{#emotions_dlg.mathews_laughing}
    July 11, 2013 at 1:21 pm #583891 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

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    That would make me flinch too. I had a release do that to me once by coming apart and smacking me at peak draw weight. My nose was sore for a month. That was once too many and I’ll never buy that manufacturer’s releases again. Now a bow to me is the same deal. I would not feel comfortable with it regardless if it was totally rebuilt. It’s not worth the target panic flinching from being uneasy shooting it.

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    July 15, 2013 at 2:22 pm #584265 Back to Top REPORT
    hotshot
    Hotshot

    Age: 54
    Joined: 11/1/2008
    Location: Oregon

    That would make me flinch too. I had a release do that to me once by coming apart and smacking me at peak draw weight. My nose was sore for a month. That was once too many and I’ll never buy that manufacturer’s releases again. Now a bow to me is the same deal. I would not feel comfortable with it regardless if it was totally rebuilt. It’s not worth the target panic flinching from being uneasy shooting it.

    I hear ya brother!! {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

    Wow, a guy wants to check things out very well after a bow has set for any period of time. And keep checking things.
    I am glad he was not badly hurt.

    {#emotions_dlg.mathews}

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