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Gas spring as bow shooting practice tool

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I keep my bow in our living room all the time. So I like to pick it up a lot and just draw it without arrow in it. I know. I must be stupid to do it but this is how I train my grip. Probably I will keep doing it till I dry fire one day. But anyway I was thinking if it's possible to take the gas spring and screw it in place of an arrow rest so I can draw the bow back with gas spring rod hooked to the string and then just shoot? I will adjust the gas spring so it will put enough pressure on the string as arrow will. Do you guys think this will be safe?
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OK check this out, I made my own air piston so I could practice my finger release. On the genesis bow I used an old arrow as the piston shaft on the big boy bow I used a .25 aluminum rod. the piston is just a piece of wooden dowel that fits rather loosely in the tube. I thought I had done a full thread on it but I can't find it.
Can you adjust the pressure?
 

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If you want less pressure you could drill a hole in the end of the tube. My first attempt had pretty tight clearance on the piston so I had to drill a small hole in the end to get it work correctly. The first time I released it the air pressure was to great it took 2 or 3 seconds to get back the the normal brace height.
Can you post how did you build that?
 

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Those are Vibrachecks. I don't believe that they are available any more. They are much like the unit that b0w bender built.

I used to have one and hated it. It didn't give the feel of a regular shot because it threw off the balance of the bow. I couldn't get a vibracheck shot to translate to a regular shot. For me a blank bale in the basement works much better.
But you have a basement and I don't :-(
 
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