CROSSBOW CARBON ARROW / BOLT SAFETY INFORMATION
CARBON CROSSBOW ARROW / BOLT SELECTION
Only use a finished arrow / bolt(s) that are recommended by your crossbow manufacturer for correct weight, length, diameter, nock type, and fletching type. NEVER SHOOT ARROW / BOLT THAT IS NOT RECOMMENDED BY YOUR CROSSBOW MANUFACTURER.
Always use field point or broadhead installed on arrow / bolt. NEVER SHOOT CROSSBOW ARROW / BOLT WITHOUT FIELD POINT OR BROADHEAD.
SAFE CARBON ARROW / BOLT INSPECTION
HOW DOES ARROW / BOLT BECOME DAMAGED:
Damage can occur from impacts with hard objects, other arrows / bolts or after being shot into a game animal. A damaged arrow / bolt can break upon shot resulting in injury to you, bystanders and damage crossbow.
WHEN TO INSPECT:
PRIOR TO EVERY SHOT(including first shot of a new arrow / bolt), always carefully inspect each arrow / bolt for any damage. A damaged arrow / bolt can break upon shot resulting in injury to you, bystanders and damage crossbow.
HOW TO INSPECT:
ALWAYS WEAR OSHA APPROVED EYE PROTECTION DURING INSPECTION.
1. VISUAL AND FEEL INSPECTION
- Slowly run your fingers along entire length of arrow shaft and nock, feeling and looking for cracks, nicks, cuts, fractures, splits, dents, bends, or other marks that could indicate damage.
- If damaged is visible or you suspect damage, DISCARD THE ARROW / BOLT. WARNING! NEVER SHOOT A DAMAGED ARROW / BOLT.
2. FLEX AND INSPECT INSPECTION
- Grab arrow above point and below nock, then flex arrow (bending away from you and others) with 0.5 to 1 inch deflection and listen and feel for cracking. Repeat 5 or 6 times rotating arrow between each flex.
- If you see, feel or hear cracking, arrow has been damaged. DISCARD THE ARROW / BOLT. WARNING! NEVER SHOOT A DAMAGED ARROW / BOLT.
3. TWIST INSPECTION
- While holding both ends of arrow / bolt, twist shaft in both directions.
- If arrow twists easily, arrow / bolt has been damaged. DISCARD THE ARROW / BOLT. WARNING! NEVER SHOOT A DAMAGED ARROW / BOLT.
4. COMPONENT INSPECTION
- Always check all arrow components prior to each shot. Tighten loose components. Loose components can cause unbalanced flight and may partial dry fire crossbow. NEVER SHOOT ARROW / BOLT WITH LOOSE COMPONENTS.
CUTTING CARBON ARROWS / BOLTS
ALWAYS WEAR OSHA APPROVED DUST MASK AND EYE PROTECTION WHEN CUTTING SHAFTS.
Only cut carbon arrows / bolts with a high-speed arrow cut off saw. Use of any other type of saw may cause damage to the arrow / bolt.
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