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muzzyman88 04-28-2007 05:40 PM

Big time scare at the shop the other night
 
I've been shooting a long time and I have never had anything happen while shooting like what took place this past week. I was at the shop, just shooting three spot and BS'n with the owners. I draw back and when I released, POW, a sharp crack. I was kind of dumb founded at first. I looked at the bow, its OK, then I realized something hit me in the wrist. One of my nocks broke at the shot. The arrow was down range, sticking in the target about 3 low, sothe energy was transferred to the arrow. We checked the bow over closely and its OK. But man, I was a little gun shy for a couple shots.:D

Just a word of advise. Check those nocks! My incident could have been a lot worse.

Kanga 04-28-2007 06:03 PM

RE: Big time scare at the shop the other night
 
Had the same thing happen to me on the static line at the R100 a couple of months ago.

The arrow actually hit my bow hand drawing blood and yep i was a little gun shy on the first couple of targets.;)

mobow 04-29-2007 06:43 AM

RE: Big time scare at the shop the other night
 
Never saw that before.....What a deal.

Had a string break at full draw once.....Have a nice scar on my wrist now...Stuff like that will definetly make you a bit gun shy for a while.

Paul L Mohr 04-29-2007 07:15 AM

RE: Big time scare at the shop the other night
 
I have had a bow explode on me at full draw. That SUCKS! I did't get injured though.

Paul

MdDave 04-30-2007 01:17 AM

RE: Big time scare at the shop the other night
 
jus the talk of this stuff happenin is gonna make me think twice next time before i draw!!!!!

muzzyman88 04-30-2007 06:10 AM

RE: Big time scare at the shop the other night
 
Ya know, I've always been a stickler when it comes to making sure my equipement is in top shape. I'm just happy it wasn't worse. The arrow is junk as the string took a chip out of the end of the shaft. I actually have since pulled all of my nocks out and replaced most of them with new ones. These arrows are fairly old, probably in the neighborhood of 3 years with heavy shooting on them (gotta love Gold Tips).

CharlesK 05-02-2007 10:46 PM

RE: Big time scare at the shop the other night
 
A year or two ago, one arrow broke into three pieces right at release. The front of the arrow which was the largest part went towards the target but missed by a few feet. The other two pieces flew to the side almost hitting my dad who was standing beside me. Also my cable slide was missing (it had flew off too). I think the cable slide may have flown off and was what broke the arrow.(I just had a new slide put on at the pro shop.)

PABowhntr 05-03-2007 04:40 AM

RE: Big time scare at the shop the other night
 
I have never had a nock break upon release but I have had one or two arrows explode...one was something that happened to the bow and the other was directly the result of something wrong with the arrow. Luckily, I was not injured in either case.

Nocks are something that I think should be replaced regularly especially if you shoot quite often. Not only is it a safety issue but it also has the potential to increase your accuracy level....;).

Len in Maryland 05-03-2007 06:02 AM

RE: Big time scare at the shop the other night
 
Nock replacement due to age is always a good idea.

Shooting groups, however, can be a major factor in damaging nocks. It's fun to see that nice tight bunch of arrows in a target; but, any slight touch of a tip against a nock will not hurt the tip. The nock is plastic and plastics will age and get more brittle. Touch them with a tip at high speed and you've got a recipe for trouble.

Actually, the same facts apply to arrow shafts as well. Be careful, be safe, and good shooting.

newman1 05-03-2007 06:13 AM

RE: Big time scare at the shop the other night
 
I had 4 nocks break while making the homemade lumenocks,and that sound scared the crap out of me as well.


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