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I thought I would give a rule for new bow hunters,some other guys might like to add good advice to new guys too.

My #1 Rule ,don't let anybody touch your bow unless they are familiar with a bow.
Had a friend grab mine when I was not looking the other day,and I just turned around to see him dry fire it.
Now after a 2 days of shooting ,I started to hear a funny noise,well I have a cracked limb and out $200 and my bow won't be ready until the first week of Oct
Thank god I bought NBgiudes(thank you very much)as my spare.So never let just anybody touch your bow!
 

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That would suck!!! Penalty is: make him walk 20 yards, turn, place apple on his head and say to him "trust me, I'm a good shot"..LOL

Seriously though SL is right. Bow dont like to be handled, if they dont know bow then leave bow alone.

Thats another reason to get it turned up to 70 lb draw. Most cant pull it back then..LOL I love it when I'm shooting @ 70 and someones there watching me. They'll say "let me try it" LOL, I say "OK give it a whirl" LOL They put on the release grab the bow and tug and then their eyes get big and they tug again and then think I have a safety or something stopping them from pulling it back.LOL LOL I've never had anyone but a fellow bowhunter pull back 70 lbs. SL I know that Martin will serve you well. Good Luck.
 

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They put on the release grab the bow and tug and then their eyes get big and they tug again and then think I have a safety or something stopping them from pulling it back
haha That happened to me the first time I shot a bow. I knew I was stronger than the guy that let me use the bow, I managed to get it back but I was thinking man I must be getting old!"

Now that I have my back muscles toned up, I have my own bow that I recently cranked back up to 70.

I have been reading a lot on the subject, and they say that speed is not all that. My take on it is that if you have speed, then you have less chance at string jump. You still need inertia to make the kill, and I will agree that it is not all about speed, but it certainly is important.
 

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I figure my bow would be better off in someone elses hand. I've treated my bow a lot worse than anyone else would. I think my guardian has been dry fired twice when I was playing around with a new carter release and that 20' drop from the treestand couldn't have been good for it or any of the other dozen brain fart moments. I figure any bow should be able to stand up to a little abuse and dry firing without problem. Heck Hoyt claims testing at 1500 dry fires. If thats the case I figure a couple shouldn't hurt
. Really though if you do anything to a bow that may have damaged it, have an experienced bow tech look it over before ever firing it again to verify that it is 100%. Remember son, do as I say not as I do
 

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I have been reading a lot on the subject, and they say that speed is not all that. My take on it is that if you have speed, then you have less chance at string jump. You still need inertia to make the kill, and I will agree that it is not all about speed, but it certainly is important.
I think speed is good 30 yrds and beyond,but at 20 I don't think it would matter too much .I will say this,next year I am due for a new bow and it is goona be a Hoyt.
 

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speed is good for sure, as long as it isn't at the expense of accuracy.
 
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