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Learned A Lesson
Sat, 06/02/2012 - 00:03
This is my first time posting on this site. Learned a lesson yesterday DON"T LET ANYONE PULL YOUR BOW especially without a release. I was out yesterday with my hunting buddy. We went out in the desert near my home to shoot some longer shots. Just started shooting when a guy walking comes up on us. He was a nice guy and a fellow archer. Says he hand makes and shoots long bow and that he has a compound but it is older. He asks if he could pull my bow just to see what the newer compounds feel like. Me thinking it is no big deal says sure and offer my release. He says he just wants to pull it and was going to use his fingers. Well my bow is set at 70 lbs and he strugles to pull it, twists his hand, string comes off of cam, jerks string out of his hand, string breaks, hits his wrist cutting it about 4 inches long, not deep but huge welt.
Good news is I had my bow inspected and the only damage is to the string, could have been worse. I think the guy is ok but my bow is going to be down a while. Live and learn my bad. I do not want to be a jerk but I will be a lot more careful in the future about letting someone I do not know pull or shot my bow.
My bow is a 2011 Hoyt Carbon Element.