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#956795 - 10/07/08 03:21 PM Gonna kill my brother-in-law
rvs9
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Got home last night and wanted to shoot a few times before this Saturday. BIL was there seeing the kids and walked out to watch. I went to retrieve my arrows and heard "THWACK, SMACK, BOOM".

Bill dry-fired my bow! String is toast. Cable is frayed. Top cam won't roll (warped/bearings screwed), and upper limb is cracked.

On a good note, I was so sick to my stomach that I didn't eat supper and went to bed at 9.

And I really liked that Switchback.


Edited by rvs9 (10/07/08 04:15 PM)
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#956818 - 10/07/08 03:39 PM Re: Gonna kill my brother-in-law [Re: rvs9]
deergetter243
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I would kill him lol
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#956823 - 10/07/08 03:41 PM Re: Gonna kill my brother-in-law [Re: deergetter243]
W.Seay
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That is exactly why I don't let anyone handle my bow!!
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#956839 - 10/07/08 03:51 PM Re: Gonna kill my brother-in-law [Re: W.Seay]
LCU
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He chose a fine time to do that. Hate to hear that happened to your bow.

My neighbor went to draw my bow a few days ago, and I stopped him. He said, let me try and pull that back.

I know he thought I was being rude,but he had no idea not to dry fire it,or let go of the string halfway.

My wife is still upset I did that to him. She said I treated him like a child.

I have a lot of money in my bow,and worked on it for the past 2 months shooting and getting it ready to hunt.
People who do not understand bows,have no idea they can do this damage.
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#957092 - 10/07/08 06:06 PM Re: Gonna kill my brother-in-law [Re: LCU]
paradis1142
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Is he still alive?
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#957130 - 10/07/08 06:24 PM Re: Gonna kill my brother-in-law [Re: paradis1142]
Southpaw
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Man I feel for you. Terrible timing for sure. Best of luck at getting it fixed. \:\(
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#957526 - 10/07/08 09:00 PM Re: Gonna kill my brother-in-law [Re: Southpaw]
bow_vol
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Registered: 03/12/99
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Loc: Ooltewah, TN

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Got a back-up ?
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#957618 - 10/07/08 09:24 PM Re: Gonna kill my brother-in-law [Re: bow_vol]
b and d boyz
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man i feal your pain. i hed an ole boy pick my new switchback, right after i won it in a tournament. he picked in up and dry fired it. So i had to go and spend i think 80 for my new zebra string. and 250 for a new limb.
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#957632 - 10/07/08 09:29 PM Re: Gonna kill my brother-in-law [Re: b and d boyz]
eddie c
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is he gonna buy you a new one? if not he better come up with a heck of a Christmas present.

I take it he wasnt hurt.

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#957636 - 10/07/08 09:31 PM Re: Gonna kill my brother-in-law [Re: eddie c]
b and d boyz
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i know thats right. lol
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#957716 - 10/07/08 09:56 PM Re: Gonna kill my brother-in-law [Re: W.Seay]
pety221
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 Originally Posted By: W.Seay
That is exactly why I don't let anyone handle my bow!!
ditto
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#957786 - 10/07/08 10:39 PM Re: Gonna kill my brother-in-law [Re: pety221]
CHRIS WILSON
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He'd be buying me a new bow real quick.

Edited by CHRIS WILSON (10/07/08 10:39 PM)
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#957842 - 10/08/08 12:19 AM Re: Gonna kill my brother-in-law [Re: CHRIS WILSON]
csblack21
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isnt that the truth Chris
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#957941 - 10/08/08 06:04 AM Re: Gonna kill my brother-in-law [Re: csblack21]
Coach
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Don't touch my bows, my guns, my guitars and my truck and we'll get along great...right? :-)
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#958057 - 10/08/08 07:33 AM Re: Gonna kill my brother-in-law [Re: rvs9]
rvs9
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Thank goodness it didn't come apart and hurt him. He's a good guy. Not an outdoorsman nor a hunter. Had no idea that you don't dry-fire a compound bow.

He said that he would cover the cost to make it right. I am taking it down to Big Daddy's today and see if my weekend will be a good one or a bad one.
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#958135 - 10/08/08 08:03 AM Re: Gonna kill my brother-in-law [Re: rvs9]
JeepKuntry
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Glad he wasn't hurt!
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#958212 - 10/08/08 08:36 AM Re: Gonna kill my brother-in-law [Re: JeepKuntry]
nabowhunter
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Man that sucks. I would have barfed...

right after I buried him ;\)

I hope they can get it took care of for you before the weekend. Good luck
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#958338 - 10/08/08 09:15 AM Re: Gonna kill my brother-in-law [Re: nabowhunter]
Nimrod777
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Call me if you need a back-up bow. I've got a dandy Whisper Creek sitting in the case doing nothing. Probably need some fine-tuning, but you're more than welcome to use it this season or until you get something going.
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#958681 - 10/08/08 11:44 AM Re: Gonna kill my brother-in-law [Re: b and d boyz]
3rdTripper
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Yeah I would do the same thing. I spent alot of time in an archery shop a couple of years ago and out of curiosity had the write up a bill for a bow that had been dry-fired and it was about half as much as a brand new bow cost.
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#958756 - 10/08/08 12:11 PM Re: Gonna kill my brother-in-law [Re: 3rdTripper]
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Sorry man, that would really suck!
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#958880 - 10/08/08 12:57 PM Re: Gonna kill my brother-in-law [Re: Unicam]
BigWes50
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Same thing happened to my buddy last weekend. He has a Kodiak Titan 34 and this guy that was watching him, when he went to retrieve his arrows POP, bang and boom! dry fired and destroyed his cam and string!!!
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#958986 - 10/08/08 01:45 PM Re: Gonna kill my brother-in-law [Re: rvs9]
Dbllunger
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Dang, Sorry to hear about your bow. That truly stinks. \:\( However, I will be glad to loan you one I don't use. Hey, It comes with a free target and you can practice indoors. Just let me know.

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#959579 - 10/08/08 07:02 PM Re: Gonna kill my brother-in-law [Re: Dbllunger]
Nimrod777
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Bwahahaaaa dbllung!

Talked to RVS, and Big Daddy's got him repaired and out of their hair in two hours time. Looks like he may be good to go!

And his brother-in-law feels like dirt. At least he has that much sense!
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#959635 - 10/08/08 07:30 PM Re: Gonna kill my brother-in-law [Re: b and d boyz]
dmoo
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What does his credit card look like?
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#959855 - 10/08/08 08:50 PM Re: Gonna kill my brother-in-law [Re: dmoo]
Gravey
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SSS the BIL. \:D

Seriously, glad you got it fixed. That's an expensive lesson learned for him. Ouch.
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#959911 - 10/08/08 09:05 PM Re: Gonna kill my brother-in-law [Re: deergetter243]
buckhorn40
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 Originally Posted By: deergetter243
I would kill him lol

Ditto
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#960122 - 10/08/08 10:53 PM Re: Gonna kill my brother-in-law [Re: buckhorn40]
HenryCohunter
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i think id have stabbed him with the arrows i had in my hand .. then hog tied him with the bow string.... but im kinda tempermental
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#960418 - 10/09/08 07:52 AM Re: Gonna kill my brother-in-law [Re: HenryCohunter]
Radar
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I won't let anyone touch my bows unless they are an experienced archer .
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#960551 - 10/09/08 08:51 AM Re: Gonna kill my brother-in-law [Re: rvs9]
rvs9
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$102. Limb is warrantied. Put a used cam on for $30. 29" instead of what I was shooting (28"). New zebra string for $60. Shot last night and need to tighten things up a bit. But I am happy again.
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#962058 - 10/09/08 08:58 PM Re: Gonna kill my brother-in-law [Re: b and d boyz]
Boone 58
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Just present him the bill, and then after he pays kill him.
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#965350 - 10/12/08 02:52 PM Re: Gonna kill my brother-in-law [Re: Boone 58]
plinker22
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Glad you got it fixed.

Like another Member said, many folks have no idea what can happen with drawing/dry firing bows.
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#966649 - 10/13/08 11:19 AM Re: Gonna kill my brother-in-law [Re: plinker22]
Dbllunger
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Glad you got it fixed, now go out and kill somethin with it!
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