he is bummed, but lucky he has a few backup bows.Â also lucky that he didnt get hurt. amazingly he has a welt on his arm where the cable or string whipped him.Â the welt is a perfect impression of a loop.
i am stepping up my shooting as well.Â my opener is aug 17th..he hunts some zone that is even earlier.Â i need to suss out my bow, just for my mental comfort.
his dead bow was a Destroyer 340 or something.Â 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.Â no last minute surprises before deer opener
One of the guys I hunt with had a Destroyer 340 blow up also……but it was his fault. Â He was shooting a back tension release. Â Drew the bow, engaged the set trigger, then decided to let down without disengaging. Â At cam roll over, when the weight peaked back up, it went off. Â He believes the had the bow and string canted as he was letting off. Â String derailed, cable broke, one limb busted, and he gave himself a fat lip with the back of his release hand. Â Scared him pretty bad, and after having the bow fixed he had some serious mental issues shooting it. Â 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. Â He pretty quickly decided to get rid of it before the problems became habits. Â Now, the other guy in our hunting party is enjoying the bow as he sold it to him for practically nothing…..
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.
This reply was modified 8 months ago by Bow Drawn.
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 Iâ€™ll never buy that manufacturerâ€™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. Itâ€™s not worth the target panic flinching from being uneasy shooting it.
I hear ya brother!!
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 badlyÂ hurt.
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