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  1. General Archery Discussion
    So let me start from the beginning. So two nights ago I was performing a little maintenance on my bow with a BowMedic portable press and basically I had just started putting tension on limbs (like maybe 3-4 ratchets) when it suddenly slipped from one of the limb tips and fell to rest on the...
  2. Horton Crossbow Discussion
    Had a Horton havoc fire unexpectedly this summer. The safety was on and the trigger was not pulled. Have a few questions for Horton havoc owners if possible.
  3. General Archery Discussion
    Before you comment, I know I should have taken it to a Hoyt dealer, but I needed it done quickly and BassPro is right down the street, lesson learned I took my bow (2019 Hoyt Helix) to BassPro for general setup. Was trying to get a peep installed and cord for QAD served in. The guy goes into...
  4. WELCOME! New User Forum
    Hi, Canadian here, I am new to archery. The idea of starting this sport came to me one afternoon while I was drinking a beer close to a bonefire in my backyard during the pandemic quarantine. I finaly decided to take the first step to start, getting myself a bow and arrows. My dad used to hunt...
  5. General Archery Discussion
    The title says it all. Bought a Carbon Spyder this past Spring off a Facebook group and took it to a local shop to get checked (cam timing) before I even sent an arrow through it. The D-loop that came on it was too short to fit my release in so I asked him to tie me a new loop. He tied it and...
  6. General Archery Discussion
    My brother was out tweaking on his Obsession Huracon this evening. Long story short, he dry fired his bow and now the cams are both f-d. It is too late tonight to try and call Obsession, but does anyone know if these cams are still available and have an idea on a price for them. Thanks for any...
  7. General Archery Discussion
    When I first bought this cheap Diamond Instigator single cam bow (my first bow), I almost immediately dry fired it. The tech at the store examined it and determined that I got "lucky". He said it was fine. Sure enough, it worked for thousands of shots over the next two years. Then, just...
  8. General Archery Discussion
    I am interested in whether others have seen this. While at a range today a friend was helping someone tune their new compound bow and carbon arrows. During one shot the bow appeared to be dry fired, and the arrow hit the floor about ten feet downrange. The strings had come off the cams of the...
  9. General Archery Discussion
    My new bow was just dry fired.:pukey: It is an Xpedition Perfection that I got in April. Totally my fault. I was focused on determining how much to lower my peep. I was twisting the string to align the peep and placed my release on the D loop, then I closed my eyes as I drew back and settled...
  10. General Archery Discussion
    Hi I dry fired my bow a couple days ago. My dealer said that the bow looks fine except the cams are bent. He is gonna replace the cams for me but I was wondering should I keep this bow and keep shooting it after he fixes it or should I not risk it and just get a new bow and sell this one or...
  11. General Archery Discussion
    Looking for a GOOD, REPUTABLE shop in Melbourne FL to send my Brother-in-law to. He is new to archery, and has my Father-in-law's old Switchback. Within 2 days, he had dry-fired it. So, he needs a full checkup on it, probably limbs, more than likely the cam, and probably strings as well. But...
  12. General Archery Discussion
    I have a Bowtech assassin 2013, I was shooting my bow and my Scott release broke In half and my bow dry fired. There was a loud crack and my kisser button flew off and my string was off of the axle, I put it back on and It looked Fine so I drew it this time with a safety release. It was fine. My...
  13. General Archery Discussion
    I dry fired my 40# elite pure today. Forgot to nock an arrow. The string did not break or derail and I have shot it 10 times since and it is still hitting x's. Should I take it to a shop and get it looked at or do you think it is fine?
  14. General Archery Discussion
    I was at a 3D shoot last Sunday and a guy with a Bear Agenda forgot to knock an arrow. I yelled at him just as he released and boom! Strings and cables flew off. I saw his bow hanging in the clubhouse after we finished shooting and it looked like his bottom cam was bent too. Limbs seemed ok but...
  15. Diamond Archery Discussion
    After my outlaw was stolen I got the dead eye and loved it. How fast it was and how light. I noticed it started seeming like it was shooting sluggish and in a crappy chain of events an accidental dry fire happened. Causing me to have to replace the string and the cam. Has anyone had to do the...
  16. Crossbow Forum - General Crossbow Discussion
    Okay so first post here on AT (best forum for bow info by far). So to the point: I just bought my first crossbow this past weekend, took it out to shoot for the first time this evening since purchase. I left my rope cocking device in the house so I figured I'd take the easy way out and pull it...
  17. Crossbows for Sale or Trade
    Excalibur builds “Guardian” Anti-Dry-Fire Technology into new Matrix 380 Series crossbows – this new system prevents dry firing, allows easy de-cocking. This is the camo model "Stop Dry-Fire" that was made before Excalibur bought the patent. Functions exactly the same as the Guardian, but...
  18. General Archery Discussion
    I just dry-fired my 2012 Diamond Outlaw, and I couldn't be more humiliated. I was adjusting the drop string on my dropaway rest, and I drew my bow back to check to make sure the holder was rising properly. The next thing I know, my bow is practically in pieces. The string broke right where it...
  19. General Archery Discussion
    I am new to archery and recently purchased a Bear Encounter. Yesterday I was shooting for the first time, I have it set to 50lb draw and it is a little difficult (have to build some muscle) but after shooting for awhile I had shot where I pulled back and released the string with an arrow. The...
  20. General Archery Discussion
    I am completely mystified about what happened earlier today while a buddy of mine was attempting to shoot an arrow. If anyone has any explanation to what caused this malfunction I would greatly appreciate it. Bow: PSE Brute X , set down to 60#, 28.5" draw, purchased directly from PSE and have...
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