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Posted 14 May 2009 - 07:34 AM

I have no hunted with a bow in over 10 years. The bow that I last used was a 65-80 lb Bear First Strike XLR. I bought it new a few years earlier. It was put away in the back of a closet and forgotten about until recently. I have no idea how long ago, but the fast-flight string has broken. It may have been sitting like that for...well 10 years. It has steel cables so all the pressure is not off of the limbs.If I were to restring the bow would I have to worry about wrapping a limb across the top of my head when drawing? Buying a new bow is out of the question as I was recently laid off from work.

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 08:00 PM

Just take it to the bow shop and have him check out the limbs, you should be able to see any damage without much problem, you'll need some one with a bowpress to replace the sting anyway so he can do both at the same time

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 12:36 AM

Ditto on what jawbraker said just have a bow guy check it out. If its warped you can replace the limbs way cheaper than getting another good compond. I bet its ok.

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 09:07 AM

Sounds like the planed route then, thanks. I've been laid off from work (electrician) so buying a new bow would be bad.




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