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    so i layd out a bad shot,i meen a really bad shot.i was talking to ES and he said to lay out a thread on why not to re-shoot an arrow like this one.i was thinking i could get it out and let it fly.so why could i not let this one find it mark again...and this was with my bow turnd down to 55lbs.thats what i shoot my wallyworld foam block at.the 73lbs goes right through it.
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    Because more than likely, the point and insert have beed driven back into the carbon shaft, and may 'grenade' on you next time you shoot it.
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    Usally mine are in shardsat the end. No need to think about shooting it again.
    Of course I usally only buy the least expensive ones that I can find.
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    first off like i said it most likely wont come out of that and you will need to cut it off with a dremel... if any cracks are transferd up the shaft..and you shoot it.. I may come apart on the shot and drive splinters of it into your hand/ arm.... Im sure others will chim in with real life stories and or pictures.. as i said it will most likely end up holdin up the wifes roses
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    here found these after a google image search that took a nano sec..
    the 1st one i seen on AT, do a quick foarm search there.. you will fin more scary stuff then you may wan to read..but its must know info...
    Alway check your arrows for damage when you pull um ( like the group you posted) and any Bad shots such as this one... just flex them an listen for any strange sounds..look at nock ends for cracks... a loose nock is a good sign one may be split...just want you to be safe and the little one too.. I know how much they like to watch dad shoot his bow (or bone as my 3year old G son says)
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    i was trying to robinhood my arrow in the group i shot.when i aimd i was aiming for knock.usualy dont try to shoot that tight of a group.i like picking a point try to shoot it and then do the same with another point.when i pulled the arrows outof this group i did flex them on what i would say four sides of around shaft.
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    yep thats what you need to do..
    It's all fun an games till you put that big boy on the ground.. now its time to get to work
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    thouse pics make me want to ware a leather glove and flex every arrow befor every shot.ouch....my daught is not allowd in the backyard when i shoot.she can see me through the big sliding glass door just fine..it scares the you know what out of me thinking of what could happen.
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    pictures like that kept me from shooting carbon for a long time... wood will give you the same result out of a compound...

    I still hunt with Alum..
    It's all fun an games till you put that big boy on the ground.. now its time to get to work
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    my good buddy does too.

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