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    Well it finally got warm enough to shoot outside since getting the Bengal and as much as I like it, it already cost me money, lol. Even after reading all the posts about not shooting the same spot I just had to see how good I could group them with just a pin adjustment. With only 30 total shots thru it I have my first ever robinhood. Decided to shoot about 20 more at different spots 10, 15, and 20 yards after that. Could group 4 in a three inch ring at all distances. Others have said with the flatter shooting bows/arrows these days you could use one pin from zero to 20 yds and so I tried it and found I could do it and stay in the kill zone. Did I say I really like this bow. Anyway the question I have did I lose one or two arrows with the robinhood? First time out and don't even have a dozen arrows already. If they were aluminum I wouldn't hesitate to shoot the one but with carbons need advice. Thanks guys.

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    Clean it off real well and do the flex test, any noise toss it. Its better to be safe than sorry
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    Quote Originally Posted by parttimr View Post
    Well it finally got warm enough to shoot outside since getting the Bengal and as much as I like it, it already cost me money, lol. Even after reading all the posts about not shooting the same spot I just had to see how good I could group them with just a pin adjustment. With only 30 total shots thru it I have my first ever robinhood. Decided to shoot about 20 more at different spots 10, 15, and 20 yards after that. Could group 4 in a three inch ring at all distances. Others have said with the flatter shooting bows/arrows these days you could use one pin from zero to 20 yds and so I tried it and found I could do it and stay in the kill zone. Did I say I really like this bow. Anyway the question I have did I lose one or two arrows with the robinhood? First time out and don't even have a dozen arrows already. If they were aluminum I wouldn't hesitate to shoot the one but with carbons need advice. Thanks guys.
    One is toast. The other needs to be checked here is a link that will show you how to properly check them. Don't trust it till you check it.
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    Had watched that video before but forgot about it. Will do the test and hopefully save one of them. The other is completely gone since it penetrated halfway thru. Oh well now I have one to put in the EZ Fletch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parttimr View Post
    Had watched that video before but forgot about it. Will do the test and hopefully save one of them. The other is completely gone since it penetrated halfway thru. Oh well now I have one to put in the EZ Fletch.
    Hey, been there done that. 3 days after I built my arrows I lost one. Than that night I robin hooded one. So I understand shoot for the dots. But still I get daring every once in a while.

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    Well, it is your first one, might want to keep 'em, makes a heck of a conversation piece. I know that I wish I still had that first one. Two 2014 X7s shot it with a Bear HC 30, a 72" recurve during winter leagues 1967.
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    Have thought about keeping it for that reason. Now that I know I can group them like that it's individual spots from now on. Can't keep buying arrows, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parttimr View Post
    Can't keep buying arrows, lol.
    Gotta agree with you there. I think it goes back to the statement "money doesn't grow on trees". lol
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