- Dec 16, 1998
Watchful, I know what you were getting at, but I wouldnt use the term dry fire. Dry firing i.e. pulling the string back and releasing it with out an arrow is a good way to destroy the bow (either kind traditional or compound). One time probably wont make the bow come apart, but I have heard stories of bows spectacularly self-destructing from dry firing. If you dont have an arrow knocked then let the string back to its resting position carefully. I dont know where Hotrod is located, but most sporting goods stores with a decent archery department and all the archery shops around here have a lane or place out back you can try a couple of shots.