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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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I wouldn't, what happens if the gas spring faults (resulting in a dry fire and potentially flying shrapnel)? Also, there would be no benefit as you will not see a grouping and other inconsistencies in your actual shots, kinda makes the whole process a farce.

At least with a target in your garage, kitchen or living room you can see your grouping and hear differences in your bow shooting as you normally would, even if it is only 3-5 yards away.
 
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