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Dryfire mechanism

Post by Mister B » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:57 pm

Okay guys, I just got through testing one of the ARC-INTER Stop Dryfire mechanisms for Excals. First let me say that opinions are like noses, everybody has one and I don't want to go sticking my opinion where it isn't wanted. If you are such a puritan that you do not deem such an item necessary... then ..simply don't buy one. Anyway, this thing is actually a catch-latch that prevents the string from going forward if no arrow is loaded, very similar to the one on my Tenpoint, only with a plus---It has a release lever which allows you to raise the catch latch with the same hand you pull the trigger with when uncocking. Now, I don't worry about running a cotton ball up and down my limbs after a dryfire, IN MY HONEST OPINION I now have the perfect crossbow. Well, maybe not. I am still considering a Vendetta Rangefinder.
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Re: Dryfire mechanism

Post by one shot scott » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:29 pm

Thats the plus side of buying ad-ons, you can build to suit your tastes. Is it expensive?
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Re: Dryfire mechanism

Post by j.krug » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:15 pm

Sounds pretty interesting? Do you have any picks of it mounted to your Xbow?
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Re: Dryfire mechanism

Post by Mister B » Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:31 pm

I tried to post pic but couldn't get to work. Go to Crossbow Nation.com. A pic is posted there with the same post. Cost was 69.99. Instructions were simple. Only problem I had was removing the loc-tited screws on my bow. This thing is great.
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Re: Dryfire mechanism

Post by secret » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:27 pm

That will "never" be on my bow...........Period!!!!! 69.99 and have too carry a target to unload plus a target arrow......Not Thats why Excaliburs are SUPERIOR
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Re: Dryfire mechanism

Post by NewGuy » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:29 pm

Mister B wrote:very similar to the one on my Tenpoint, only with a plus---It has a release lever which allows you to raise the catch latch with the same hand you pull the trigger with when uncocking.

secret, why would you need to shoot it to uncock it? The way i read it you can bypass it to allow uncocking.
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Re: Dryfire mechanism

Post by wabi » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:32 pm

secret wrote:That will "never" be on my bow...........Period!!!!! 69.99 and have too carry a target to unload plus a target arrow......Not Thats why Excaliburs are SUPERIOR

Read his post carefully -
It has a release lever which allows you to raise the catch latch with the same hand you pull the trigger with when uncocking.
Did you actually test it, as in try to dry fire the bow?
Which model Excal do yoy have it on?
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Re: Dryfire mechanism

Post by secret » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:44 pm

My friend has a Tenpoint and you have to shoot it to unload thats what i was going by. I f this is different then why install it? You cant remember to load your bow?
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Re: Dryfire mechanism

Post by wabi » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:56 pm

secret wrote:My friend has a Tenpoint and you have to shoot it to unload thats what i was going by. I f this is different then why install it? You cant remember to load your bow?
Hate to admit it, but I have had a few dryfires over the years. It's not all that hard to get distracted and forget to load an arrow. :shock:

I probably won't buy one of these either, but it's nice to know they are available and will work for those members that might be interested.

As Mister B said:
If you are such a puritan that you do not deem such an item necessary... then ..simply don't buy one.
No one is telling you you need to buy one, he's just saying they are available and they do work.
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Re: Dryfire mechanism

Post by secret » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:03 pm

i carry 2 arrows in my groundpounder this way you know when your bow is loaded! Its real hard to miss.
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Re: Dryfire mechanism

Post by Mister B » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:44 pm

Yes, I tested it and it was flawless on my Exocet 200. I also shot it to make sure it didn't alter my arrow flight. Typical for an Excal it was as dead accurate as it was before. And, the release lever is right above the safety and very easy to reach with the thumb while pressing the trigger with your finger to decock it as usual.
It just saves me having use cotton balls to check for limb damage, having to replace damaged STS bumpers, and keeps me from having to change the string (which I do just in case a strand broke under my serving) should I have another brain fart and dryfire it again.
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Re: Dryfire mechanism

Post by Dereck » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:24 pm

I have seen the picture it looks just like the scope mount with the dryfire mec worked into it.
If you want such an accs buy it if you do not then don't simple as that.
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Re: Dryfire mechanism

Post by Rufus » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:39 pm

I am going to buy one and take the string stoppers and pads off to get the weight off the front of the bow.

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Re: Dryfire mechanism

Post by Old Jim » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:14 pm

Where can I buy one? Dealers in U.S.? Please post info.

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Re: Dryfire mechanism

Post by Old Jim » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:22 pm

Hay Secret! One nice thing about the Good old U.S. is that no one forces you to buy anything. I intend to buy one . I have 5 Excalibur bows and if it works as good as they say it does, I will buy your share and install them on all 5 bows of mine.

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