Do you leave your bow in the car during summer?

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  • September 11, 2013 at 10:28 am #594446 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
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    Not recommended … and I don’t store my bows in the oven, either.{#emotions_dlg.mathews_peace}
    September 11, 2013 at 11:13 am #594452 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

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    Want to see the wax melt off your strings and cable? It does not take much heat to ruin them. Just a little more heat and the bow is going to be damaged. I have seen this first hand while some body brought their bow into the shop for repairs. Opened the black case it was in and you could smell the wax and feel the heat. Tech said he would not touch it till it sat around in the a/c in their shop for a day.
    September 11, 2013 at 10:56 pm #594528 Back to Top REPORT
    bigtommy
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    No I do not it is not good for them.
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    December 11, 2013 at 7:06 pm #610475 Back to Top REPORT
    jeeper
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    Now, back to the OP (CombatHM). Well, judging by the responses, I guess the vote is no…..don’t leave it in your car. Although I have to admit I’m a little compulsive, I bring my bow in the house after each time I use it. This way, I can give it a quick check to make sure everything is still where it’s supposed to be and to clean it if I’ve been out hunting.
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    December 11, 2013 at 7:43 pm #610485 Back to Top REPORT
    indychris
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    Now, back to the OP (CombatHM). Well, judging by the responses, I guess the vote is no…..don’t leave it in your car. Although I have to admit I’m a little compulsive, I bring my bow in the house after each time I use it. This way, I can give it a quick check to make sure everything is still where it’s supposed to be and to clean it if I’ve been out hunting.

    I’ll actually play the opposite side of the coin– at least this time of year. If the temp is below 70 or so, my bow lays on the back bench of my truck under a covering all during season. The truck stays locked and it’s insured. There’s no way to tell it’s a bow looking through the window, and I always have it with me. That became my practice a number of years ago after I got up around 2:45am, drove 35 miles to pick up buddy, then another 55 to our hunting spot only to discover that my bow was still in my garage (but fortunately I still had my quiver!). {#emotions_dlg.mathews_brick_wall}

    I also forgot my camera that day, so I had a great morning of sitting in my stand twiddling my thumbs. It was even before the age of iPhone so there was no ‘socializing’ to do either. {#emotions_dlg.mathews_worried}

    As I recall it was a beautiful morning, so just enjoying creation was at least enjoyable.

    December 12, 2013 at 9:06 am #610553 Back to Top REPORT
    jewalker7842
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    Heck no.
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    December 13, 2013 at 9:23 pm #610821 Back to Top REPORT
    bloodtrails
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    a resounding………..NO
    December 14, 2013 at 9:05 am #610933 Back to Top REPORT

    mathewsmac

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    NO, I do not leave my bow in the car in the summer.
    December 14, 2013 at 10:38 am #610943 Back to Top REPORT
    bowcrazy30-2
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    {#emotions_dlg.mathews_shocked} Um…. NO!! I never leave my bow in my truck, and I have limo tint on all but my windshield. I was told from my bow shop to never leave it in the car especially during the summer!!{#emotions_dlg.mathews}
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