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Old 11-11-2009, 02:06 PM
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tuning my bow today, I shot a few broadheads at my target. One particular shot, I pulled the trigger on the release and I instantly had pain in my left index finger. I dropped my bow. I looked at my finger and it was gushing blood. Apparently one of the blades on my muzzy came in contact with my index finger and gave me about an inch long cut down the side of my finger. It bled for a long time. Am I just retarded or has this happened to anyone else?

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Old 11-11-2009, 02:20 PM
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If your hand is gripping the bow, I can't see how your index finger could get that near your blades. I have cut myself a few times with broadheads, just small nicks. None while shooting though, always while handling, assembling, etc.
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:21 PM
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Wow, be careful, thats a good way to cut your finger. Glad you are no worse for the wear.

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Old 11-11-2009, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by UncleNorby View Post
If your hand is gripping the bow, I can't see how your index finger could get that near your blades. I have cut myself a few times with broadheads, just small nicks. None while shooting though, always while handling, assembling, etc.
#1 you dont grip the bow! I have seen guys(my brother) for some reason when he relaxes his hand his index finger stuck up and if I would not of caught it he would of done the same thing with a thunderhead! The only thing I can thing of is he does not have a full containment rest therefor he holds his finger on the shaft while drawing then when he drops it it hangs in front of the broadhead??
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by twildasin View Post
#1 you dont grip the bow! I have seen guys(my brother) for some reason when he relaxes his hand his index finger stuck up and if I would not of caught it he would of done the same thing with a thunderhead! The only thing I can thing of is he does not have a full containment rest therefor he holds his finger on the shaft while drawing then when he drops it it hangs in front of the broadhead??
I think this is what happened to me. When I hold the bow, I point my fingers out towards the target. I think my index finger was pointing up some the blade got ahold of it.
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:59 PM
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Ahh nothing like a razor cut. Bleeds for a little while, eh?
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Old 11-11-2009, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by MrGuitar View Post
Am I just retarded or has this happened to anyone else?
Well, it's my opinion that you're just retarded!
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Old 11-11-2009, 03:39 PM
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Yeah when I read this I knew how you got your finger. Pointing your fingers toward the target is a bit dangerous(if you space your fingers too much, as you did) and it also adds a bit of unwanted torque on your bow, because when you shoot, unconciously you have to "catch" your bow, or it will fall out of your hands. Instead of pointing your fingers out, which is actually tensing up, allow your fingers to bend and slightly touch the center of your riser, keeping your fingers relaxed. No finger cuts, less torque, better shooting.
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Old 11-11-2009, 05:51 PM
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How does it feel when you press the strings against the fret board with that finger?
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Old 11-11-2009, 06:01 PM
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Try not to do that again.
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