I accidentally dry fired my bow! What should I check on?

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  1. Danny K

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    Did the strings/cables jump off the cams at all? any fractures or cracks on the limbs? You should be ok.
     
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    No and no I shot another dozen arrows, ok so it should be ok thanks!
     
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    ive done the same thing before, it does happen. and i bet you wont let it happen again! lol. a buddy dry fired my older bow and nothing happened. shot a buck with it the same year.
     
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    Take some time and really examine the limbs if you can not find anything wrong then take it as a important lesson.
     
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    I would take it to the bowshop for an inspection.
     
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    Ok thanks for all the help and I will definitely not do it again. A its a good lesson ill probly be double checking that i have an arrow for a while now lol.
     
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    Ok im going to go look it over realy well. Im going to be double checking that I have an arrow knocked for awhile now.
     
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    It's better to learn that lesson at 41 pounds then it is at 70!!
     
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    This is important advice, make sure you really look those limbs over closely.
     
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    Okiebob Die Hard Bowhunter

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    While your dad may chew on you a little, I'm sure he will appreciate your honesty. Mistakes will happen.

    Double and triple check those limbs for fractures.
     
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    X2 on telling Dad. It should be OK but man up and you'll feel better.
     
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    Whitetail Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Danny, when you are a Dad you will give this advise - "Tell your Dad."

    Tell your Dad:
    - what happened.
    - what you have done/are doing to fix it.
    - you need to take it to the shop and have it checked.
    - you will pay for it.
    - you have learned a lot with this accident.
     
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