The Little Gal was fortunate enough to receive a compound bow for Christmas. We practice shooting three to four times a week and she is really getting pretty good. If any of you have spent any time shooting targets with a compound or crossbow, you probably know it can sometimes be hard to pull your arrow from the block or bag. This is no different for a Little Gal.
I recently received a Bednar Perfect Puller™ from TenPoint Crossbow Technologies®. It is an arrow puller that was named after and initially developed by Bill Bednar, the late Hall of Fame Archer. Its design allows you to easily pull arrows especially from high density targets. I decided since the Little Gal sometimes has trouble getting her arrows out of the target, she would be the perfect one to test this product.
The Bednar Perfect Puller proved to be very easy to use. It is similar to a pair of pliers and fits easily in your hand. The Little Gal is left-handed so it was a pleasure to learn that it works equally well in the right or wrong hand pullers. (haha!) Note: She didn’t think that was funny.
The puller has interchangeable grippers and can fit the shaft of a standard compound bow arrow as well as the larger shaft of a crossbow bolt. It also grips equally well on carbon or aluminum.
The Little Gal was excited to hit her mark with her arrows and then to give the new puller a try. She easily gripped it in her hand and pulled straight back to remove her arrow from the target. It was much easier than grasping the arrow and pulling with her hands. The puller did not move as it gripped and in no time at all the Little Gal had retrieved her arrows from the target and was ready to shoot again. When I asked the Little Gal her favorite thing about the arrow puller she said she thought it was great that she could pull the arrow out with one hand. She was also excited at how quick she could pull all the arrows even if they were close together. Her hands were not red, sore or tired. I noted that the puller is hunter orange so when it accidentally gets set down on the range, in the dirt or various other places it is easy to find. The handles also have a notch built-in that doubles as a nock tool for your arrows.
Speaking of the puller being left in various locations. The puller was left on the table out at the range and un-knowingly made it through a snow storm. This means moisture, freezing cold and of course high UV rays. I doubted that it would continue to grip after surviving the weather. When we used the puller again it continued to perform just as well as the day we pulled it from the package.
The perfect puller will be available April 4, 2012 at various archery shops as well as through TenPoint. Suggested retail is $20.00 and well worth the money for any archer.
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