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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-27-2011, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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Joined the dry fire fraternity

Well it finally happened. Was in a hurry showing someone how to cock and uncock the xbow, put the cocking rope on wrong and wham!!! Looked the Excalibur axiom over and found no apparent damage to the limbs or string thank God!
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Welcome to the club. Did it last year with my Ibex. No damage but it scared the daylights out of me!
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Same here Boot. You heading up to the big woods during archery season this year? My family's camp is by the black forest inn, and my father in laws camp is by Oleana. You're down Kettle right? We should hook up during the season.
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Re: Joined the dry fire fraternity

Excaliburs usually survive a dry fire. Others, not so much.

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Excaliburs usually survive a dry fire. Others, not so much.
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Same here Boot. You heading up to the big woods during archery season this year? My family's camp is by the black forest inn, and my father in laws camp is by Oleana. You're down Kettle right? We should hook up during the season.
I'll be up chasin bucks in the big woods for sure but I don't know what weekends at this point. Usually the weather will dictate when I make the trek. I'm all the way at the southern end of the KC Valley.
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You need to use your fingernail and go over the limbs after a dryfire you could have a split limb and not even know it.
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My friend dry fired my brand new excalibuer now 2 years ago. Told him be careful don't touch trigger. He wanted to see what it was like to cock it. After he cocked it he picked it up with his finger on the trigger and whammo. Told him to put safety on as soon as he cocked it. I got the "I know I know " response. It broke about 1/4 of the strings. He replace the string and lucky it was not damaged any further. At least I know he would have replaced or had it fixed if needed. Cracks me up how people sometimes get when u remind them to do things. Like they already know. Lesson learned.
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Just like when I flintlock hunt and am always checking the pan and frizzen, I am always checking to make sure the safety in on and bolt is seated against the string. Just a habit and a good one to have! Even as little as 1/4" of space between the string and the bolt nock can effectively cause a "dry fire" and can ruin some bows.

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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-28-2011, 11:41 PM
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I did it about 6 years ago on my Excalibur Exocet. Dan Miller in Sardis Ohio the warranty provider for Excalibur replaced my limbs for free.
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