Limb bolt question

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  • January 2, 2013 at 2:50 am #497443 Back to Top REPORT

    deltahunter

    Joined: 12/8/2006
    I got my new Creed yesterday. My dealer tightened the limbs all the way down, then backed them off 1/4 turn. He said they didn’t need to be maxed out completely. Give me your opinions please.
    January 2, 2013 at 3:00 am #545788 Back to Top REPORT
    backhalfed
    backhalfed

    Joined: 10/5/2007
    Location: Ohio
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    That’s the way they should be,snugged down then backed out a 1/4 turn [=}=]
    January 2, 2013 at 3:01 am #545789 Back to Top REPORT
    bigrobc
    bigrobc

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    Thats where you need to be. :thumbup
    January 2, 2013 at 4:15 am #545790 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

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    This is good practice for several reasons:
    – Tightening to max can over-compress the limb material and lead to limb damage.
    – Should the limb bolt seize due to corrosion, etc., it can be broken free in two directions, often avoiding stripping threads or damaging the bolt head.

    One-quarter turn amounts to about 1/2 lb of DW. One pound of DW equals 2 fps of arrow speed. At most you are only losing 1 fps of arrow speed, which would require finished arrows to be matched within ±1.5 grains weight to be noticeable.
    [=}=]

    January 3, 2013 at 12:37 am #545791 Back to Top REPORT

    deltahunter

    Joined: 12/8/2006
    Thanks for the info guys! I shot the bow a good bit today. It shoots very good. The limbdriver rest seems to make more noise than I expected.
    January 3, 2013 at 2:32 am #545792 Back to Top REPORT
    bow4life
    bow4life


    Joined: 8/17/2004
    My limb bolts are always backed off a 1/4 turn. As Brian posted, it gives a little wiggle room when they seize up a little. Water valves in my house are never open all the way either, I always leave a little room. [=}=]
    January 3, 2013 at 3:27 am #545793 Back to Top REPORT

    Jay Miller

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    My limb bolts are always backed off a 1/4 turn. As Brian posted, it gives a little wiggle room when they seize up a little. Water valves in my house are never open all the way either, I always leave a little room. [=}=]

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    January 3, 2013 at 8:11 pm #545794 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta

    One-quarter turn amounts to about 1/2 lb of DW. One pound of DW equals 2 fps of arrow speed. At most you are only losing 1 fps of arrow speed, which would require finished arrows to be matched within ±1.5 grains weight to be noticeable.[/color] [=}=][/quote:2ap1sy41]

    :D keeping in mind that the bow maxed out ..backed off 1/4 turn usually is still dead on or above the rated 70 lbs on a tuned bow ..so in essence you lose nothing..in fact most bows will max out /quater turn out 71 plus…so you are actually gaining..

    :-B

    :D
    Neil

    January 3, 2013 at 9:07 pm #545795 Back to Top REPORT

    deltahunter

    Joined: 12/8/2006
    Thanks guys. I’m in the stand now. Killed a nice boar hog with the Creed about 20 minutes ago. I watched him fall dead after a short distance
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