Limb Damage

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  • December 8, 2013 at 1:03 am #609936 Back to Top REPORT


    Joined: 12/8/2013
    I was trying to lengthen the valley on my new creed. I removed the rubber and metal sleeves from the limb stop screw and slid a thin piece of rubber tubing over the screw. It turns out that I tightened the screw too far and when I drew the bow the head of the screw caught the edge of the limb and left a small nick. It seems to have gone a little bit deeper than just the paint and slightly into the fiberglass. I just got this bow so I suppose that I may just be being paranoid but it this anything I should worry about. I’m attaching pictures. Thanks
    December 8, 2013 at 5:14 am #609938 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 10/22/2007
    Tough call.

    I would probably take it to the dealer to show it to them.  It doesn’t look that serious to me though.  I’d probably shoot it like a wild man.


    Mathews S2 / Copper John 4-pin / QAD HD LD / Worlds Best Strings / 808 Bowslings / Easton Bloodlines
    December 9, 2013 at 10:58 pm #610271 Back to Top REPORT


    Joined: 1/13/2010
    shoot it
    December 11, 2013 at 1:22 pm #610433 Back to Top REPORT

    Age: 64
    Joined: 7/21/2004
    Location: Ohio
    From the looks of it I’d say not to worry. If it starts to splinter in the future, stop shooting.
    December 12, 2013 at 10:10 am #610577 Back to Top REPORT
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    Joined: 7/16/2013
    I would have it replaced. Thats a pretty good chunk and will eventually start splitting.
    December 12, 2013 at 9:11 pm #610672 Back to Top REPORT

    Age: 72
    Joined: 10/3/2006
    Location: Colorado
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    I don’t mean to be too accusative, but when one decides to re-engineer a bow, they have to think it through, and if they don’t have the know-with-all to do that, they have to accept the consequence’s.

    It’s not like I’m a know it all, or some bow genius, because I’ve damaged or blown up more bows than most have owned.

    Given the damage you’ve shown, I’d just sand it out smooth, shoot it, watch it, and if nothing happens, chalk it up to experience … enough bad experience makes you and expert, eh?

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