bow dry fire
Facebook: Hoyt Archery

This Compound Bow Dry Firing Test is Like Archery Torture

Dry firing any bow is a sure way to destroy it.

There are a few things you certainly never do with any bow. Why is Hoyt dry firing bows 1,500 times?

This dry firing torture test is downright cringeworthy.

Watch the video below:

Number one on that list of things you should NOT do is dry firing a bow without an arrow inserted in the weapon. Failure to heed this warning may cause the bow to literally explode and cause personal harm.

Why is the great bow maker Hoyt dry firing this compound bow in this video? Well, it is part of a torture test devised by Hoyt company president Randy Waker. This machine does this 1,500 times to prove a bow design is safe. The bows are also tested with a million draw cycles.

Can your bow survive that much torture? After watching this shocking torture test video, you just may look at a Hoyt bow. I guess torture can sometimes pay off, after all.

Products featured on Wide Open Spaces are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission.