Posted 18 March 2009 - 10:29 AM
A real smart Alec came into the shop one night with a Bear whitetail compound bow. He did not buy the bow there but was very angry over the bow not shooting any sort of group. I had dealings with this guy several weeks prior and was certainly not inclined to be of assistance. The shop owner assigned me the task to find out what was wrong. I looked over the bow and nothing was amiss there. Next we stepped over to the range and I asked him to shoot a few arrows for me. His form was terrible. I then asked his permission to shoot his bow. I aimed instinctively as his set up was way off for me. I lined up and shot the first shot which hit about 8 inches to the Right of the bullseye. He immediately said, see it just won't shoot. I asked for another arrow, lined up and shot then asked for one more and shot that. I then went downrange and pulled all three arrows out at once as they were touching each other. Since I had a little score to settle with this guy I just handed his arrows back, gave a long look at him and said if he ever wanted to learn to shoot come see me. I then walked back to the shop and let him stew. It took him 45 minutes to come over and in a much more humble manner than he had ever exhibited before asked me what he was doing wrong. I replied, "Now you are ready to learn, lets go". He actually turned out to be a fair student once he got rid of his load of beligerance. Could I have repeated those three shots, I seriously doubt it. But it sure gave that guy a large slice of humble pie.
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