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    "From the Beginning"

    A great article written my Gene Schang that you can find in Crossbow Magazine's Summer 2013 issue is, in my opinion, very useful reading for those without crossbow experience. I don't think there is nearly enough focus on crossbow safety coming from the industry and the result of that is injured shooters. We've seen it time and again where a shooter that is new to crossbows, comes out of one of the big box stores with his new crossbow and shortly thereafter he, or one of his friends, are in an emergency room getting damaged hands repaired:-( Gene, keep up the good work

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    Moon I agree with you. I also read the article, well done Gene.

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    Moon, Will take a look.

    I think crossbow safety should really be increased in the industry. For example, post a picture of my thumb (or anyone else's thumb) after its been hit by a cable (or worse, the string) when firing. Then, in big red letters, place "This will most likely happen to you if you don't read the one page safety brochure attached to the bow inside." Except put it in all caps!

    Be safe, I was really lucky not to end up in the hospital!!!!

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    If they're not going to read the owners manual they're not going to read something they have to hunt down and pay for.
    Nothing is fool proof because fools are so ingenious.

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    Thanks, Tom.

    There are also many experienced crossbow guys losing digits as well. Just like dry fires. The longer you shoot, sometimes the less you think safety. I have often forgot to re-engage my safety after I took it off while hunting.

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    As I said: "I don't think there is nearly enough focus on crossbow safety coming from the industry"

    No hope for some.....the ones without finger tips.
    MOON

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