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    I noticed two hunters in the past week on tv with a tooth knocked out with a bow. I always thought of the horror of a compound bow or Xbox coming unwound while at full draw. Anyone had such a failure?
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    Watched a friend of mine draw my 55# Bear Recurve, and the lower limb snapped off and hit him on the side of the head.
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    Employee of mine had a Browning compound break a limb. Sent it back and Browning fixed it. No confidence after that. Gave it to my son. Still shooting.
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    Never. But have punch my on face due to a back tension release with no trigger. Hardest I ever been hit, lol.


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    Seen several 20 years or so ago. Back then people shot over draws that were 2-4 inches long. That abled you to shorten your arrow in that endless pursuit of speed. Bows sounded like a rifle cracking, and back then PSE stood for "Parts scattered everywhere". Arrows were way too light. I was down at Par tucks one evening and my buddies Darton blew up. That thang wrapped all around his head, lucky he didn't loose an eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCbowhunter1000 View Post
    Never. But have punch my on face due to a back tension release with no trigger. Hardest I ever been hit, lol.


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    I think those guys had a release malfunction too, not shown on camera. They didn’t say the bow broke just showed the broke tooth. Embarrassing for sure and hard to hide one of you front teeth knocked out.
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    Right after I got into bow hunting I went to a shop for the owner to check my DL. I drew the bow and whenever I went to let down I torqued it and derailed the string. Luckily it didn't damage the bow, but we still replaced the axles and cams just in case.

    A friend of mine was holding back an old Browning whenever the string/cable broke. He didn't get hurt, but to this day he still won't touch a bow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCbowhunter1000 View Post
    Never. But have punch my on face due to a back tension release with no trigger. Hardest I ever been hit, lol.


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    ^^^This^^^ I didn't have my release on the string properly and about 3/4 way through the draw cycle, the release came off the string and POW...right in the kisser. I can honestly say I have never been hit harder in my life. I had to take a knee because I rang my own bell...and bloodied my own lip. Not fun at all.
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    My son drew back his granddad's Bear Whitetail bow in my den. It broke the lower limb with no harm to my son. Only damage was a mark on my sheetrock where a piece of the limb hit it. It was loud when it broke!
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    On a related note, I had a carbon arrow shatter on release while trying to shoot a decent buck with my old Hoyt Easton Ram Hunter II. No injuries but the thought of carbon shards going into my left forearm shook me up a little.
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    Had my crossbow string break shooting at gator. The string was wrapped wrong. My buddy was shooting right beside me. String slapped my face. Left a good mark. Bleed all
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    After reading this,you guys have given me another reason to "" NOT GO HUNTING WITH STICKS"" __ waiting on ""RIFLE SEASON""

    Way back in the early 70's, got me a bow ( not compound*) -- didn't ask for the ""How To's" -- no arm guard and after about an hour or two of practice,I had no skin left on my inner left forearm, and what meat was left was black & blue !!!! Seems I was suppose to let the bow rest between my thumb & forefinger, not have a death grip on it,as I did* ( still say ouch thinking about that experience ) ________________________good luck to all,Monk**

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Monk View Post
    After reading this,you guys have given me another reason to "" NOT GO HUNTING WITH STICKS"" __ waiting on ""RIFLE SEASON""

    Way back in the early 70's, got me a bow ( not compound*) -- didn't ask for the ""How To's" -- no arm guard and after about an hour or two of practice,I had no skin left on my inner left forearm, and what meat was left was black & blue !!!! Seems I was suppose to let the bow rest between my thumb & forefinger, not have a death grip on it,as I did* ( still say ouch thinking about that experience ) ________________________good luck to all,Monk**
    Yeh, you need an arm guard if you shoot a long bow or recurve, unless you are real tuff. glove Too on the draw hand.
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