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Old 11-16-2017, 06:51 PM
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Ever accidentally dry fired a bow? Me neither until today. Hunted this am and saw 4 bucks and 5 does. 3 bucks pushing 3 does made for an exciting hunt but they all needed 1-2 more years of growth. Had another 2.5 yr old come in at 10 to end a great morning. I climbed down to move a stand and check my trail cams. As I was walking to move a stand I had several does walk across the rd in front of me. I nocked an arrow and prepared in case a buck was following. Waited about 10 mins so I started easing up the rd when I spot a buck coming right toward me . And it turns broadside at 25 yds and had no clue I was there. He is a 8 pt with 8-9 inch tines. Decided to shoot him. Drew back placed my pin low on the chest behind the shoulder and slowly hit the release. Pow! A loud crack and I had no idea what had happened. The arrow falls off the string at my feet. Buck was in such shock I got another arrow nocked but he bolted as I drew back. Not my year for closing the deal on a mature buck

So I get home to shoot and check my bow to make sure it's ok. Notice my peep is gone so I start walking back to my truck to head to the bow shop. I see a doe bolting out of the draw in front of my house. Behind her is a 10pt. He runs to my driveway and stops to see where the doe went. I have bow in my hand with no peep and a practice tipped arrow and a big buck standing like a statue at 40 yds.LoL

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Old 11-16-2017, 07:29 PM
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Old 11-16-2017, 07:37 PM
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I have several. But look at all the fun I'm having. It's a suburban tract. Archery only
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Old 11-16-2017, 07:42 PM
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So... how did it dry fire with an arrow on the string??
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Old 11-16-2017, 08:10 PM
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Dude,,,,I don't even know what to say. It's been a circus for you this year. Sorry for your luck. Like Tommy said, how does a bow dry fire with an arrow in it? Did the nock split? I've seen bows blow up when the cable guard breaks. It will sling the peep out but usually doesn't hurt the limbs.
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Old 11-16-2017, 08:57 PM
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Dude,,,,I don't even know what to say. It's been a circus for you this year. Sorry for your luck. Like Tommy said, how does a bow dry fire with an arrow in it? Did the nock split? I've seen bows blow up when the cable guard breaks. It will sling the peep out but usually doesn't hurt the limbs.
the release probably sat at an angle while walking where it pushed the nock to the front of the string where it stuck well enough to draw but then when it fired the shock pushed it off with no real force.
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Old 11-16-2017, 09:00 PM
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So... how did it dry fire with an arrow on the string??
[quote=jb;1118801]Dude,,,,I don't even know what to say. It's been a circus for you this year. Sorry for your luck. Like Tommy said, how does a bow dry fire with an arrow in it? Did the nock split? I've seen bows blow up when the cable guard breaks. It will sling the peep out but usually doesn't hurt the limbs.[/QUOTE

I had an arrrow nocked but maybe didn't get it completely on the string since I was watching deer while I was doing it and when I drew back the arrow was barely on the string and fell to the ground on release of the string. Or since I was easing along with arrow nocked it loosened up as I knelt down or walking. The nock was fine. It was a new lighted nock I had just put in a few days ago. Just glad the bow didn't explode. I've heard it happens with the Bowtechs or as some call them Blowtechs. LoL
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Old 11-16-2017, 09:02 PM
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the release probably sat at an angle while walking where it pushed the nock to the front of the string where it stuck well enough to draw but then when it fired the shock pushed it off with no real force.
I'm 99% certain this is what happened
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Old 11-16-2017, 10:23 PM
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I have several. But look at all the fun I'm having. It's a suburban tract. Archery only
I'm just teasing you, crap happens with rifles too. I had a primer hit but not fire last week. Fortunately it was on the range but could have easily been chambered on a buck deer.
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:32 AM
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Damn, that sucks Kev, Glad your bow didn't explode.
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:46 AM
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crap happens with rifles too.
Not NEAR as often. Not near as many deer get cankled either
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Dang Kevin............ You've had some bad luck this season! Maybe it will turn around for you soon! Still can't get over that pic of the buck you shot with the gaping hole in the front of his shoulder.
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Old 11-17-2017, 09:16 AM
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Prayers sent........dandy kid......probably be a good buck next year
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Old 11-17-2017, 09:17 AM
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I'm just teasing you, crap happens with rifles too. I had a primer hit but not fire last week. Fortunately it was on the range but could have easily been chambered on a buck deer.
My dad had that happen on two deer this year.

He went home, and shot the whole box of bullets. Half of the box was defective...Remington Core Lokts.
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Not NEAR as often. Not near as many deer get cankled either
Not with a neegrah like me
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