WARNING: NEVER SHOOT A DAMAGED ARROW
To reduce your risk of serious injury or death, you must read and understand all safety warnings and instructions.
If you do not understand these instructions, or cannot adequately perform the tests below, STOP and seek
appropriate assistance before shooting any arrow.
Iron Will is committed to safe bow hunting and archery. Archery and bow hunting requires a high level of skill and caution at all times to avoid personal injury or property damage. Iron Will arrows should only be used by those trained in the proper use of bows and arrows or under the supervision of a qualified instructor. Arrows should always be inspected before each use for signs of damage. Impact with hard objects, other arrows or being shot into a game animal can all cause damage. We recommend flexing each arrow and inspecting for any sign of cracks or splits before each use. Grasp the arrow between the point and nock, flex the arrow along its length so as to deflect it approximately 1 to 2" in an arc and listen for cracking. Never use an arrow with any sign of damage. A cracked or split arrow can suffer catastrophic failure upon release and cause severe injury to yourself or others in the area.
PRACTICE SAFE BOW HUNTING AND ARCHERY
After loading an arrow into a bow, never point at any person or property. An arrow can be accidentally discharged and cause severe injury and property damage. Never shoot an arrow without having full visual contact with the target and knowing what is behind the target. Always inspect your bow, arrows and components prior to each use.
When hunting, the possibility of arrow damage increases significantly. This is due to the high likelihood of the arrow impacting various things (roots, trees, fences, posts, rocks, hard ground, bone, etc.), possible misuse (improper maintenance, abuse, or care), impact with other arrows, or the angle in which it impacts/passes through an animal. Damage to the arrow can result in sharp and/or splintered carbon fragments which are harmful to humans, especially if ingested. If there is ANY suspected carbon arrow damage please utilize the guidelines listed below.
- Thoroughly inspect the entrance wound, exit wound, and surrounding area prior to removing the carbon arrow in order to determine whether or not there are splinters/fragments imbedded in the game animal.
- Use extreme caution when removing the broken segments of the carbon arrow shaft.
- While field dressing game animals, use care to avoid splinters/fragments of carbon fiber.
- Carefully remove and dispose of any flesh that has the presence or suspected presence of carbon fiber splinters or fragments.
To err on the side of caution is always the best course of action. Iron Will is committed to safe archery. Use good judgement in determining whether or not something is unsafe, incorrect, or there is a possibility of harm.
ARROW SAFETY WARNING
Iron Will is committed to safe archery. Archery/hunting requires a high level of skill and caution at all times to avoid personal injury, death, or property damage. Iron Will products should only be used by those trained in the proper use of bows and arrows or under the direct supervision of a qualified instructor. After loading an arrow into a bow, never point at any person or property. An arrow can be accidentally discharged and cause severe injury, death, or property damage. Never shoot an arrow without having full visual contact with the target and knowing what is behind the target. Always inspect your bow, arrows, and components prior to each use. Careless handling of arrows or components can result in severe injury. If an arrow has been damaged, or appears to be damaged, dispose of it immediately.
NEVER ATTEMPT TO SHOOT A DAMAGED ARROW. INSPECT AND TEST ARROWS FOR DAMAGE PRIOR TO EVERY SHOT.
Impact with hard objects, other arrows, or being shot into a game animal can all cause damage. No list is all inclusive; there are many other conditions and situations that may cause damage, so it is crucial to your safety and the safety of those around you that all arrows and components (new or used) are inspected for possible damage. We recommend flexing each arrow and inspecting for any sign of cracks or splits before each use. Grasp the arrow between point and nock. Flex the arrow, away from you or others, along its length so as to deflect it approximately 1 to 2 inches in an arc and listen for cracking. Before shooting, run your fingertip along the entire arrow shaft length, feeling and looking for nicks, cracks, splits, dents, or other marks that could indicate any possible shaft damage. Never use an arrow with any sign of damage. A cracked or split arrow can suffer catastrophic failure upon release and cause severe injury to yourself and others in the area. Before each shot, ensure that the nock is fully seated against the string and that the nock fits tightly into the shaft. Adherence to these recommended guidelines will reduce the possibility of injury and promote a safe and fun archery experience.
Before shooting any arrow, it is critical to inspect your bow, including all components, to be sure that it is properly adjusted and in good working order. Arrows should only be used with bows that have a correct pull weight and draw length. Selecting the correct arrow and arrow length for the bow is the responsibility of the shooter, and failure to do so could result in personal
injury and/or equipment damage.
CARBON ARROW CUTTING
Only cut a carbon arrow using a high-speed arrow cut-off saw. Using any other saw or cutting device may cause damage to the arrow. If an arrow has been cut without using a high-speed arrow cut-off saw, discard the arrow. WARNING: Never shoot a damaged arrow.
CAUTION: When removing fletchings, or for any other reason, do not soak any carbon arrow shaft in solvents. This can weaken the resin that bonds the carbon fibers. (For directions on arrow setup, refer to the Iron Will arrow setup videos on YouTube.
A loose or damaged nock may indicate a damaged arrow shaft or otherwise be dangerous. Before each shot, inspect the nock for damage and check that it is fully seated, and fits tightly in the shaft. Apply twisting pressure to see if the nock turns easily. If the nock has backed out of the arrow or turns easily, inspect for cracks in the arrow shaft. If there are cracks in the arrow shaft, or if the nock is loose or is damaged, DISCARD THE ARROW.