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  1. Hamid

    Hamid New Member

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    Dear Friends,
    Few days ago I had a new kind of fork hit experience :rotfl:
    As I released the pouch I felt a tremendous sudden pain in my ring finger's knuckle at the other side of the frame.

    However my ammo was just a tiny BB can still feel the pain in my knuckle, I think if it was a heaver ammo it could break my finger!
    That's an other reason to shoot BBs, at least for beginners like me:tu:

    I guess the BB was trapped in the pouch and had returned to me :pompus: but I don't know why?
    After 95 percent of my shots my bands tangle, sometimes I don't border to straighten the bands :rolleyes:

    Could the tangled bands be the reason?
    What do you think?
     
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    KawKan Veteran Member

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    Wow! I bet that knuckle is sore!
    It is often hard to find the cause in these cases, because it often seems to occur as a surprise.
    Tangled bands could be a contributor to a return to sender shot like that, but the usual culprit is overpowering the ammo. Other factors that are often suspected include a bad release, or pouch that is too limp, or too small.
    The ammo should separate from the pouch before it reaches the fork - when the band reaches its relaxed length and stops contracting. If something makes the pouch move faster than the ammo it can catch the ball out in front of the forks and throw it back.
     
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    Bishop Well-Known Member

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    I destroyed my ring finger with a rock shooting full butterfly when it did not leave my pouch it took months to heal and is still not right crushed my wedding band now I have a rubber wedding band
     
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    Hamid New Member

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    My knuckle feels much better now, probably in next 2-3 days the pain has completely gone.
    Ray you are always a great help, THANK YOU!

    Wishing you all the best
    Hamid
     
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    Sorry for that @Bishop.
    God forbid but this may happen to the best of us.
    By the way, I've seen some of your shooting videos.
    Enjoyed watching them, you are a great shooter :tu:

    Wishing you a lot of joy
    Hamid
     
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