Originally Posted by 1Hunter
It's interesting at the lengths manufacturers will go to to sell their equipment.
I was at a Sportsman's Show the other weekend. I came to an Archery display
where they had all the cables locked together so you could not draw the bow.
I know they put ties on the pistols and rifles for safety reasons, I can live with that, there are stupid people about.
But ties on a bow cable? I asked about why the ties. Imagine, it was so the bow could not be drawn. they were afraid some one might dry fire the bow.
Whoa! A bow that won't survive a dry fire isn't worth bringing home. What happens when a bow string breaks? You get to buy a new Bow. I don't
believe that would be covered under warranty. These bows were priced from
$700 to 1100.00 each.
Just imagine for a moment what a unintentionally dropped broad-head arrow can do to a bow string or string cables?
All bow manufactures advise against dry fireing the bow, that's common sense. But, it does happen to the best of folks.
Lancaster Archery Supply is down the street from me, one of the largest suppliers in the world, I think specifically to target, but they do a ton of hunting business as well, and they outfit members of the US national and Olympic teams, have releases that cannot be fired and they frown upon drawing a bow without an arrow knocked or with the fingers.
Have you never seen a video of a bow from any of the major companies explode when dry fired? A severed bow string from a dropped razor sharp broad head does not constitute a dry fire, the bow isn't drawn when you drop your broadhead on it.
Lots of places have signs up in their showrooms - dry fire it, you bought it. This isn't some mystical rumor in the archery community that dry firing bows is dangerous and can destroy cams, axles, limbs, etc.