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Crossbow Limb Problem?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Gully, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. Gully

    Gully Member

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    Got this Crossbow for free and I wondering if this is a cosmetic or structural problem in one of the limbs.

    The limb feels solid but the coating is splintering. Underneath is just bare metal
     

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  2. troy fairweather

    troy fairweather Member

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    do not fire the xbow. i could very well explode in your face. call the manufacturer maybe they are warranted or buy new limbs rom them.
     
  3. T.R.

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    Your safety should not be compromised. Please do not shoot your crossbow in this condition.

    TR
     
  4. Odd Job

    Odd Job Moderator Staff Member

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    I also wouldn't fire that.
     
  5. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

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    The technical term for that condition is broken.
    Don't use it.
     
  6. Hookeye

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    A ding on the limb can cause a minor splinter.
    Limb is most likely solid glass.
    Have seen compound bows successfully repaired.

    X bows are of much higher # and have a higher failure rate without prev damage.

    I would not shoot that X bow.

    Horton got bought by Ten Point and they list only one model now.
    Could call Ten Point..............who knows what all they got in the deal.
    My guess is that the model you have is obsolete and any chance of repair lies with finding a limb at an archery shop that carried Horton, or
    buying a used (suspect) limb from an auction site.

    That cost, along with whatever a shop charges to swap it.......dunno if that prohibitive or not.
     
  7. Hookeye

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    People dry fire X bows all the time.
    Seen blown up rig.........one after another coming in my local pro shop the month before the opener.
    My guess is that shops w known good limbs, have had their stash long gone.
    Dunno if anybody is going to tear down a blown up freebie to keep parts for another customer down the road.
    Lots easier to just sell em a new one, with parts they can order if need be.
    Not trying to get your hopes up.
    Just saying you might be able to get it fixed, but its a long shot.
    Because somebody probably blew theirs up and has already depleted local sources of parts.
     
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