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    Default new bow budy dry fired

    well my new bowtech invasion my budy dry fired it wtf to do im bringing it to bobs gun and archery everything looks fine on bow , might need new string. anyone have this hapen? ive only shot the bow 20 arows threw it im pised

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    might look ok but......
    chances are the cams and axle took the brunt of it.
    Hopefully you got lucky and you wont be buying new cams, but more often than not you will be.

    And i'm sure you don't need to be told to never let anyone draw your bow back.
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    Not being a bowhunter this is something that has always puzzled me. Why is dry firing bad for a bow? When you think about the power a bow has at full draw, the weight of one arrow seems insignificant in reducing the force that is unleashed as you shoot it.
    "Emotions should be saved for family and deer hunting" -- Bill/NH 2012

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    my budy said hell buy me a new bow if my waranty is voided or if bobs gun and archery says ill have probleums, later. im wondering if it has to be sent back to bow tech?

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    i d have him buy a new one just for being an idiot ! (unless it was an accident in which case he shouldnt have pulled it back without an arrow in it )

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    it was an accident he feels so bad. what should i do?

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    You take a deep breath, have Bob tell you what's what, allow your buddy a shot at making it right..and move on-
    ...

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    no harm, no foul...find out what (if any damage) there is and go from there.

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    I'm sure keith can attest to this, but there are dry fires all the time in a bow shop. You want to talk about a quick way to lose a sale. Most guys can't get out the door quick enough, once they are allowed to if the axles or cams are not junk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NH Hunter View Post
    I'm sure keith can attest to this, but there are dry fires all the time in a bow shop.
    Not in my shop anymore. Every bow on my rack has a removable lock on the cam. Can't even draw them back more than an inch or so.

    Before we put them on there were definitely a few though. And usually at least once a month a customer dryfires his own on the range.

    Nothing like that unmistakable WHACK!!
    There is more fun in hunting with the handicap of the bow than there is in hunting with the sureness of the gun. - Fred Bear

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