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Had just drawn back and getting ready to sight in and my string exploded.... Looks like it broke under the serving a couple inches above the peep. I hadn't seen any signs of wear at all and it only had around 300ish shots on it. Anyone have any idea of a cause for this?


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First, I hope you didn't get hurt. Did it break as you were drawing back or at releasing? Did you check the arrow? Did you check the arrow nock?

In my opinion, I would lean towards the arrow or arrow nock being damaged on a previous shot causing the dry fire. Not that it's impossible for the string being the corporate but unlikely.

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Arrow beforehand was in perfect shape, after its m.i.a. I was at full draw, just getting my sight picture when it gave out. Went through the draw cycle fine, but I never actually released it.


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Maybe the break came from derailing.
There's been a few threads with this happening, and some have shown pics of cams with deeper string tracks than those that were first released.
 

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That sucks! Hope your okay and minimal damage was done to your bow. We're you drawing? At full draw? Did it happen when you released?

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That sucks! Hope your okay and minimal damage was done to your bow. We're you drawing? At full draw? Did it happen when you released?

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Sorry you posted as I was typing
I was at full draw, but never released it.


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If you have the shallow Grove cams probably derail
 

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Why would a derail cause it to break a couple of inches above the peep at full draw?


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Derail is impossible unless the string was released. Some of you need to read more carefully.
What peep are you using? Possible burr/sharp edge on peep?

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Derail is impossible unless the string was released. Some of you need to read more carefully.
What peep are you using? Possible burr/sharp edge on peep?

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Hamskea insight peep, newer version. Break was several inches up from the peep under the serving though.


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Hamskea insight peep, newer version. Break was several inches up from the peep under the serving though.


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If nothing touched the string while you were drawn, I'm going to say the string was damaged somehow. Maybe touched with a razor trimming off serving... something.

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Derail is impossible unless the string was released. Some of you need to read more carefully.
What peep are you using? Possible burr/sharp edge on peep?

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https://youtu.be/AJoxJJjcQFU

Cut to about 1 min 10sec

And op I'm not saying this is what you did at all I'm just showing a bow can derail without the string released
I've never actually seen that happen before. I'm confident that isn't what happened here, but who knows. All I know for sure is it need some new strings before next weekend!


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https://youtu.be/AJoxJJjcQFU

Cut to about 1 min 10sec

And op I'm not saying this is what you did at all I'm just showing a bow can derail without the string released
Maybe I should have been clearer.... the cams have to be rotating back to static.
He said he was at full draw and anchoring.

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Maybe I should have been clearer.... the cams have to be rotating back to static.
He said he was at full draw and anchoring.

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Would have to disagree- If OP has a bow with shallow cam grooves as was questioned in other posts the string could have been derailed with excessive torque. We also don't have any information on possible cam lean contribution. Not saying this is the case, especially with the break under the serving, just saying it's not impossible.
 

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Would have to disagree- If OP has a bow with shallow cam grooves as was questioned in other posts the string could have been derailed with excessive torque. We also don't have any information on possible cam lean contribution. Not saying this is the case, especially with the break under the serving, just saying it's not impossible.
String broke just above the peep.

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