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Offline pug-shadow

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Bow Safety question
« on: August 27, 2009, 08:29:19 PM »
I have an old compound bow.. I can't remember exactly when I bought it, but maybe 15-20 years old now.

Anyway, I haven't shot it for over 14 years.

I figured I better have it restrung.

Someone also told be about the bow limbs breaking if they were old.
I am guessing that apply to fiberglass limbs.. not metal ones??

I am not sure how to tell what type mine are.

Is it worth restringing using the old bow?

Any advice or suggestions?

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Re: Bow Safety question
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2009, 09:03:27 PM »
Take it to your local archery pro-shop & ask them to check it out.  They'll put the limbs under pressure on a bow press when they restring it & should be able to tell if it's still safe to shoot.
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Re: Bow Safety question
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2009, 07:47:54 PM »

 I have some questions ..

 How concerned should I be about what appears to be very slight fraying on my recurve bows string in the loop that connects the string to the end of the bow ? I haven't had it very long, but I may had some minor problems stringing it the first couple of times before I fixed it correctly, though I'm not sure that that could have anything to do with it. I probably will bring it to a shop and show them just to be safe.

 Every time an arrow misses the target, I bend it back and forth to see if it cracks. It seems the compound bow causes the nock to fall off and the back of the arrow where the nock is to fracture. That happens when you hit a rock or something besides the target. The recurve bow doesn't seem to do that, maybe because it is not putting out the arrow with as much force. 

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Re: Bow Safety question
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2009, 09:12:10 PM »
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How concerned should I be about what appears to be very slight fraying on my recurve bows string in the loop that connects the string to the end of the bow ?
What kind of string is it?  Is it an endless loop string or a flemish twist string?

Have you waxed your bow string?

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Every time an arrow misses the target, I bend it back and forth to see if it cracks. It seems the compound bow causes the nock to fall off and the back of the arrow where the nock is to fracture.
What kind of arrow (brand & type) & what spine is it?  What draw weight is the compound set at?  Do you have the correct knock for that arrow? 

Maybe a compound shooter can weigh in with some ideas.  I'm afraid all I shoot these days is trad. gear.
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Re: Bow Safety question
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2009, 09:21:40 PM »

 For the recurve, a guy set me up with carbon arrows that say vapor hunter series on them and also have goldtip.com listed for safety info ..

 The compound is set to around 50 pounds and I use beman carbon arrows.

 I will have to find out what kind of string. I have some wax someplace but I haven't put any on yet .. I think they may have waxed the compound bow string when I bought it.