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  • November 12, 2012 at 5:54 pm #496826 Back to Top REPORT

    bmartin

    Age: 53
    Joined: 3/8/2011
    I was hunting with a friend over the weekend. He’s been my “expert” over the years and he helped me a lot when I started bow hunting. He told me I should get a set of LimbSavers for my Z7. He says they’ll quiet the bow and reduce shock to the limbs. They’re not expensive, but I’m curious to see what you all think. Would they be a good addition to my bow?
    2011 Z7 70# QAD Ultra Rest Pro Apex 4-pin sight CX Maxima Blue Streak 350
    November 12, 2012 at 6:54 pm #540226 Back to Top REPORT
    switchyxt_z7
    Switchyxt_Z7

    Joined: 1/15/2010
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    I tell folks at my shop to stay away from the limb savers. I have seen the stick on style pull the finish right off of a limb. I don’t think you will see that much of a difference if you have good condition string suppressors and monkey tails installed.

    Some might argue my thoughts, but that is just what they are..thoughts.

    I have seen cases on older bows where they needed something other than factory dampening where they might serve a good purpose.

    Owner of Darkside Archery. Southwest Kansas' newest Mathews/Mission retailer.
    November 12, 2012 at 7:28 pm #540227 Back to Top REPORT
    bulldog18
    bulldog18

    Age: 53
    Joined: 3/7/2006
    Location: Kansas
    Haven’t used them since 2006. Don’t see any need for them on todays bows.
    November 12, 2012 at 11:28 pm #540228 Back to Top REPORT
    99fatboy
    99fatboy

    Age: 52
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    quite the opposite here from previous posts,we think they are well worth the twenty bucks,cheap insurance if you will. we encourage our customers to put them on all bows we sell.they aren’t huge money makers for us so don’t think that’s the reason. if you see slo-mo video of what a bow/accy’s go thru at the shot,it’s obvious that any amount of vibration reduction is beneficial to your rig. it provides a path for the vibes to escape without going thru the limbs,riser,sight and your hand.steve simms is a very smart man and doesn’t sell bunk.
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    November 13, 2012 at 12:06 am #540229 Back to Top REPORT
    spurhunter
    spurhunter

    Joined: 1/31/2008
    Can’t speak with experience on Z7s but I just put a set on one of my switchbacks. A very noticable difference in noise and vibration. Never had any problems with them pulling off the finish of the bows, have installed and used them on 6 bows so far. Did wear one set out and had to remove them to replace them. Pulled off with a little careful effort and a little more to remove adhesive residue…but nothing near a hassle. A qad set for solid limbs should run closer to $14 instead of $20, at least where I’ve shopped. I like them.
    November 13, 2012 at 10:29 pm #540230 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta
    :D I know for a fact they saved a few dry fired bows…and they also have to quite it down some so there is wisdom in what he says…weather its marginal now days or not…
    JMHO :D
    Neil
    November 15, 2012 at 1:38 am #540231 Back to Top REPORT
    buckeyebowman
    buckeyebowman

    Age: 61
    Joined: 9/9/2004

    :D I know for a fact they saved a few dry fired bows…and they also have to quite it down some so there is wisdom in what he says…weather its marginal now days or not…
    JMHO :D
    Neil[/quote:3mq90z94]

    BINGO!! We have a winner! They are called Limb Savers[/color:3mq90z94] for a reason! I dry fired my bow once :oops: and while the string jumped the cam and got eaten, there was absolutely no problem with the limbs. As for the poster who commented about them removing the finish, how would they do that other than you pulled them off? Why would you do that? I put Limb Savers on my 2004 Outback (the one I dry fired) when it was brand new, and they are still there today! There is no sign of cupping, cracking, peeling, or any other problem with the adhesive pads. A fine product in my estimation.

    It's not how far you shoot, but how close you get.
    November 15, 2012 at 3:19 am #540232 Back to Top REPORT

    bmartin

    Age: 53
    Joined: 3/8/2011
    Thanks, all. I put a set on tonight. My bow will be sitting for a few days because I’ll be using my muzzle loader for the Illinois Firearm season, starting on Friday. That should give the adhesive time to bond well. It doesn’t sound like they can hurt anything, except may be the finish, but I don’t intend to take them off. If they help anything at all, the price was right. I got them for free with some credit card bonus points. :)

    The set also came with a pair of string leeches, but I left those off. I already have monkey tails and it didn’t seem worth pressing the bow to make that change.

    2011 Z7 70# QAD Ultra Rest Pro Apex 4-pin sight CX Maxima Blue Streak 350
    November 15, 2012 at 3:20 am #540233 Back to Top REPORT

    bmartin

    Age: 53
    Joined: 3/8/2011
    Thanks, all. I put a set on tonight. My bow will be sitting for a few days because I’ll be using my muzzle loader for the Illinois Firearm season, starting on Friday. That should give the adhesive time to bond well. It doesn’t sound like they can hurt anything, except may be the finish, but I don’t intend to take them off. If they help anything at all, the price was right. I got them for free with some credit card bonus points. :)

    The set also came with a pair of string leeches, but I left those off. I already have monkey tails and it didn’t seem worth pressing the bow to make that change.

    2011 Z7 70# QAD Ultra Rest Pro Apex 4-pin sight CX Maxima Blue Streak 350
    November 15, 2012 at 5:05 pm #540234 Back to Top REPORT
    joaxe
    joaxe

    Joined: 9/7/2006
    Location: PA
    PS…if you need replacement adhesive discs, just contact them and they will send them to you for free. I did.

    :thumbup

    Joe

    "Eins, Zwei, Zuffa!" Mathews Switchback XT 28" DL MBG Radiant, Whisker Biscuit, String Splitter Strikers/Tricks/Blazers, Aero Hunter and World's Best Strings
    November 16, 2012 at 4:02 pm #540235 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta

    PS…if you need replacement adhesive discs, just contact them and they will send them to you for free. I did.

    :thumbup

    Joe[/quote:1m7m00ft]

    :D :thumbup …Plus when removing them use a hairdryer for a couple of seconds to warm them up slightly and they will peel right off nicely with a slight clean up using 99% rubbing alcohol on limbs…they will restick but not as good…I suggest doing as Joe suggested…
    :thumbup
    Neil

    November 18, 2012 at 11:32 am #540236 Back to Top REPORT
    straightedge123
    StraightEdge123

    Joined: 10/22/2007

    :D I know for a fact they saved a few dry fired bows…and they also have to quite it down some so there is wisdom in what he says…weather its marginal now days or not…
    JMHO :D
    Neil[/quote:1or0l3m4]

    When I have added them to bows I can tell a difference in the reduction of vibration and sound.

    [=}=]

    Mathews S2 / Copper John 4-pin / QAD HD LD / Worlds Best Strings / 808 Bowslings / Easton Bloodlines
    November 27, 2012 at 11:53 pm #540237 Back to Top REPORT

    bmartin

    Age: 53
    Joined: 3/8/2011
    I need to thank you guys who recommended the LimbSavers. I put them on and the bow seems quieter.

    I took some time off from archery for the Illinois firearm deer season. I got a nice big doe with my muzzleloader – while my son was in the stand with me. It doesn’t get better than that. :D

    After my break, I decided to reinstall my QAD rest that I had returned for repair. I was tweaking my centershot; shoot, adjust, shoot, adjust, etc. During this process, I lost focus and I took a shot without nocking an arrow. I dry fired from full draw. I know, it was a stupid mistake, but thankfully there was no damage. It derailed my string, but that was it. I reinstalled the string and finished adjusting the rest. It shoots 1.5-inch groups at mixed ranges between 20 and 30 yards. There’s obviously nothing wrong with the bow. I don’t know if there would have been damage without LimbSavers, but they certainly didn’t hurt anything.

    Thanks again. This forum rocks!

    2011 Z7 70# QAD Ultra Rest Pro Apex 4-pin sight CX Maxima Blue Streak 350
    November 28, 2012 at 4:40 pm #540238 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta
    :^O You are not the firat one here to do that…thats a sign of strict focus alright :p :thumbup ….
    glad the bow dint explode…I will bet they did help… :thumbup

    Neil

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