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    Default Turn around and someone handling your bow

    I saw this on another site and it got me to thinking. It has happened to me on an occassion. You are somewhere shooting. You put your bow to the side. Start talking to someone with your back turned. Then you turn around and someone is standing there holding your setup looking it over.

    Ever happened to you?

    What would you do?

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    In my best High Plains Drifter voice...


    You're gonna look awful silly with that thing sticking out of your ***.

    Turn around and someone handling your bow - General Archery Forum

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    if they don't ask they don't touch i'd tell them to get the f k off my bow

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    Nothin....


    maybe walk over hand em a arrow and ask em if they want to shoot it.



    You guys need to be more friendly.

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    Yea I believe I am with Gator eye on this one. I know there are cheaters out there but I like to think they are not. So someone looking at my bow does not worry me.

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    it is just a bow. no big deal. make a new friend out of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ES21 View Post
    it is just a bow. no big deal. make a new friend out of it!
    Nothing like a new friend costing you a $1000 bow or a $500 do;;ar sight. Or , a good score in a shoot because of tampering.

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    i just give them "the look"...lol usually i say you can shoot it if you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asa1485 View Post
    Nothing like a new friend costing you a $1000 bow or a $500 do;;ar sight. Or , a good score in a shoot because of tampering.
    put a "don't touch" sticker on the limbs problem solved

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    I've had this happy to me a few times over the years and it usually starts out with "Whoa, What arre you doing with my bow?" and I say it with a normal voice,maybe just a touch of annoyance in it. Their reply and how it is given from there determines then what happens next. If they're apologetic and were just being inquisitive, then cool when can talk and become friends. If they get on their muscle about it and a little sassy....Cool again...we can also go from there. Don't matter much either way.

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    I see it happen all the time....heck I do it to guys all the time. BUT the key is it's always someone that I know. If I know you then I don't have a problem with it. If I don't know you.....don't touch

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    argee with brown horent, but i have people do that with my bow but good things they ask who's bow and they will put back on and move on next bow.

    unless friends or family handle my bow i trust but make sure no fire dry hehe

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    People shouldn't touch another man's woman, money or bow! Mess with one of these and you might get your A$% kicked!

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    I would never touch another persons bow unless I got permission. I don't have that problem. When you have a crappy looking bow and shoot like crap, other archers have no interest in your bow.
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    A lot of varying opinions.

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    ive kind of got use to it with my bow . what i dont like is when someone comes in and sees the sign on my turkey and bear mount that says dont touch and they reach over the sign and pet the bear. that bugs me .

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    I like to think I would handel it like Gator Eye but I Know that any time my friends ask to shoot my bow, I let'em but inside I cringe. I would never pick up someone elses bow or property period. DEFENETLY DONT PET MY DEER HEADS.
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    Friends can grab my bow and shoot it whenever they want. A stranger just picking it up without asking would be a little weird. I don't think I'd get angry, but I'd certainly be more hesitant to be apart from it.

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    This is one of the few benefits of being a lefty .

    I am usually one of the last shooters on the line before all clear is given and usually one of the first back to the line. I keep a close eye on my my bow when I'm not shooting it and almost always within arms reach of it as well.

    I watch other shooters and can tell if someone is eyeballing my setup. If they are I always instigate and ask if they have any questions or what they would like to know. If I judge they are a competent I will let them handle and shoot it if they like. If not, I will let them look and possibly touch with my hands inches away at the ready.
    Be good or be good at it.

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    It would irritate me, but unless I saw them trying to change something, I probably wouldn't get nasty about it.

    Just go over & see if I could help them with something.

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