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compound bow question

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by jrbaker90, Dec 2, 2013.

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  1. jrbaker90

    jrbaker90 Member

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    I have a older compound bow and I've had it checked out the limbs are fine but the strings and a arrow rest and sights so would it be cheaper to find a good used one or just get my fixed. It set up perfect for it pull is 60 pounds and a 40 pound hold just looking for advice thanks
     
  2. Outlaw Man

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    I'm probably the worst person to take advice from when it comes to bows, but I would think if you have one that really feels good to you, you should keep it and fix what needs to be fixed, unless the cost is just absolutely prohibitive. It's not as big a deal on a compound bow, but so much of the shot is feel, so I'd tend to stick with something familiar. What you've mentioned doesn't sound like it would cost much.

    What kind of bow is it? Is it something that would have a lot of value if refurbished?
     
  3. Kingcreek

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    A new bow comes with cables but you still have to buy a rest and sights unless it's a package. New cable, string, sights, and arrow rest shouldn't cost much.heck, if you're interested, I probably have some used ones in my bow box. I know I have a whisker biscuit rest and at least one sight.
     
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    Its a old predator like i said its old but the limbs are good and fixs me really wel. i bought it years ago at a flea market for 20 and its been a good one but my string is bad i had sightson it but they broke off and the original arrow rest was wore so i took it off and never mess with it since. Thanks
     
  5. travisd

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    Depends on how much you like it. Basic rests and sights starting out are roughly $40 each on up depending on how fancy you want to get, last strings I had put on were $90, but they can vary.
    So $175-200 to fix yours or you can buy a used bow for a little more.. I sold a Martin a while back completely set up with arrows broad heads and a release for $250 since I bought a new bow. You can find deals if you look but IMO most people selling are overpriced for a real old bow.
    If it fits you and you can shoot it well it will work fine..
     
  6. Mr Jjohanson

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    An experienced advisor, can look for you

    As Usual with things - look for a "nice guy with Experience"
    Yes its true you wouldn't wanto spend more money, than (ive owned 20+bows) what the bow could be worth, (that is the way i figure, unless
    i was doing something like just fixing it up to give a nephew, {or
    grandson in 'our' case} compounds are always fun to play with)

    so the ? is How Old is it, and as with all things, Model, type (eg Wheels??)
    or Cams?. and conditon of Parts. i can suggest one thing and thats
    that if it looks like the string is worn, theres 2 options. Wax the string [then
    using a Cigarette lighter , gently burn/heat the wax into the Dacron]
    and additionally , if its the Bow that had the strings which use the TearDrop'
    string end cable Hooks, and its a dual tearsdrop the easy way to not pay a big fee at the Archers shop is use a Tape measure, get the right length, buy a new brass nock, and replace the string yourself, its a 1-/2 person job;
    You take the new string and lay it on a chair then lay the bow front flat to
    the ground and Pull up (with a old jacket or towel down), at this point the
    Old string is very taught (you reduced #'age on the limbs by backing off the
    Limb bolts, 2-3 turns, at least not Max) from Here all it is,, juggling installing
    the New string onto the optional dual drops by hooking the drops both ends
    (with the Old Parallaxecal, kinda related to the new) Now just transfer the Taughtness of the new string to the Hand Holding the eccentric weight of the compound (letting it down nice and gentle) and Wahllah' you got the new string ON) {remove OLD SIMPLY PULLING IT OFF} then put on new
    Nock Pt by eyeballing an arrow, at bout 90 degrees to rest, ( rests are
    easily replaced with very inexpensive and generic parts. simple as Pi
     
  7. travisd

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    For anyone who doesn't know how to wax their strings, put the wax in your pocket etc. to soften it up a little, apply to the string and using the friction from your fingers heat it and work it into the string. It protects better than just coating the outside. Do the string, cables and any servings that don't contact the cams / wheel. While it should be common sense DO NOT USE ANYTHING ELSE TO HEAT IT ESPECIALLY FIRE... its an excellent way to ruin your string in a second and potentially injure yourself.
     
  8. Mr Jjohanson

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    I'm sorry i said that, Old Wives tale, about lighters...

    Sorry, I did mean to say Quickly pass OVER it with
    the lighter, just the heat, not the flame; To effectively
    wick the wax into the areas.
    Any way also; would a really cool Hair blow dryer, with Low
    or Med, heat, be OK ??
     
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    Sure i've tried a hair drier before and i doubt it would hurt anything. However I would simply try a different wax and find something softer that is easier to use. Lots of options out there
     
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