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Offline mgw44

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Bow storage
« on: November 04, 2012, 11:32:09 AM »
Quick question.  I keep my compound bow in my non-climate controlled pole barn.  The bow is dry and in a plastic bow case and I live in Michigan.  Is this type of storage ok for newer bows?


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Re: Bow storage
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2012, 11:25:59 PM »
I'd think so, I would suggest waxing your string for extra protections and maybe put some silica packets in the case though.
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Re: Bow storage
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2012, 08:56:29 AM »
I've kept mine in a hard case in my trunk / garage / basement / BOL cabin all not climate controlled. Most newer bows are made of composite materials that are very dimensionaly stable, won't change shape due to humidity and temp changes. I set the pins on mine 4 years ago and they are always on the money, be it August or December, well except user error of course.

Keep the string waxed, when it starts to fray get a new one.

I'm in MI also, so similar climate.
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Re: Bow storage
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2012, 11:35:37 PM »
Sounds pretty good, I agree with waxing the string regularly - I do and then keep it in a zip lock bag.
If you have any metal parts like I do (locking screw and block to attach recurve limbs) you may want to oil them I suppose
If you have something like a TD recurve you may want to put it in a PVC tube and seal with duct tape

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Re: Bow storage
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2012, 10:50:07 AM »
thanks for the replies.  I will look for metal parts to oil and keep the string waxed. 


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Re: Bow storage
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2012, 12:07:01 PM »
I would agree unless you're bow is made of wood or bamboo, then I would keep it wrapped in a location that is climate controlled and is not too dry.