Long term storage of Mathews bows?

Home Forums Archery Tech Forum Long term storage of Mathews bows?

This topic contains 12 replies, has 7 contributors, and was last updated by  yotebuster1200 2 years ago.

Viewing 13 posts - 1 through 13 (of 13 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • November 26, 2012 at 5:41 pm #496990 Back to Top REPORT
    greatwhitebuffalo
    GreatWhiteBuffalo

    Joined: 3/5/2012
    I tried searching for this info first and didn’t find anything, so pardon me if I’m repeating an old question.

    Long story short. I was struck by a car while walking a few weeks ago. I’m right handed. My right shoulder is broken and has possible muscle/ligament damage. So, my season here in Missouri is done and I’ll have to see how it heals as far as bow hunting again.

    I have an SKB hunter series case for my Helim and Scorpion Venom polymeric fluid that I’ve used every month or so since I’ve had the bow.

    Just wondering what type of steps I should take to make sure it’s ready to go if/when I get to use it again. (I’m guessing it will be a while, maybe a year before I get to give it a try)?

    Thanks!
    Matt

    November 26, 2012 at 6:35 pm #541948 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta
    :D Mathews recommendations…

    Make sure string is well waxed and good shape…most of the damage I seen on stored bows was strings letting go…

    it doesn’t hurt to turn bow limb bolts down 5 turns each side…
    This prevents seizing of bolts maxed down if some unforeseen wetness occurred and will allow tech some working ability …keep really dry…use mositure absorbing packs in bow case

    :D
    Neil

    November 26, 2012 at 7:06 pm #541949 Back to Top REPORT
    greatwhitebuffalo
    GreatWhiteBuffalo

    Joined: 3/5/2012

    http://forums.mathewsinc.com/images/userpix/6673_bow_maintainance_1.gif[/img]

    Make sure string is well waxed and good shape…most of the damage I seen on stored bows was strings letting go…

    it doesn’t hurt to turn bow limb bolts down 5 turns each side…
    This prevents seizing of bolts maxed down if some unforeseen wetness occurred and will allow tech some working ability …keep really dry…use mositure absorbing packs in bow case

    < !– s]

    Thanks Neil!

    This is killin me to have to put it away.

November 26, 2012 at 7:49 pm #541950 Back to Top REPORT
indychris
Indychris

Joined: 6/22/2004
Looks like Neil has you covered, but let me tell you, GWB, I’m awfully sorry to hear about the accident! :shock:

I’m praying for a complete recovery for you! [-o|

November 26, 2012 at 8:24 pm #541951 Back to Top REPORT
greatwhitebuffalo
GreatWhiteBuffalo

Joined: 3/5/2012

Looks like Neil has you covered, but let me tell you, GWB, I’m awfully sorry to hear about the accident! :shock:

I’m praying for a complete recovery for you! [-o|[/quote:2bi58ip4]

Thanks! I really appreciate that!

November 26, 2012 at 8:52 pm #541952 Back to Top REPORT
l-o-s-t-arrow
L.O.S.T.Arrow

Joined: 5/16/2006
Location: Alberta

Looks like Neil has you covered, but let me tell you, GWB, I’m awfully sorry to hear about the accident! :shock:

I’m praying for a complete recovery for you! [-o|[/quote:1ct52xzc]

Thanks! I really appreciate that![/quote:1ct52xzc]

#-o Yes sorry forgot to mention that…best wishes with that :thumbup

Neil

November 28, 2012 at 9:30 pm #541953 Back to Top REPORT
jeeper
Jeeper

Joined: 10/23/2009
Location: Quantum Leapville
I too wish you a full recovery. All the best. [-o| [-o|
You are now reading my signature.
November 28, 2012 at 10:54 pm #541954 Back to Top REPORT
greatwhitebuffalo
GreatWhiteBuffalo

Joined: 3/5/2012
I too wish you a full recovery. All the best. [-o| [-o|

Thanks!
I meet with a surgeon tomorrow. Should have a better idea on what kind of recovery to expect.
I sure hope I don’t have to give it up. [-o|

December 4, 2012 at 10:49 pm #541955 Back to Top REPORT
greatwhitebuffalo
GreatWhiteBuffalo

Joined: 3/5/2012
Just thought I’d update this since I had some fine fellers sending good thoughts.

Dr’s said no surgery for now. Gonna try therapy. They did say to put the bow down until the therapy is done, but after that I could give it a whirl. They just said “if you have any serious pain, stop”…seems pretty no-nonsense to me.

Thanks for all the well wishes! This Mathews forum is a real fine place!

December 4, 2012 at 11:28 pm #541956 Back to Top REPORT
statedriller
statedriller

Joined: 9/15/2006
Location: Call me...867-5309
Sounds like good news. I’m hoping you can avoid the surgery… [-o| [-o| [-o| [-o|
The end is near....
December 5, 2012 at 11:41 am #541957 Back to Top REPORT
uncle-t
Uncle T

Joined: 10/21/2007
Dude[/size:9kd7g8q9]

Your looking at this all WRONG ….
This is not the time to hang up your bow.
this is the perfect time,
Do as I did,
I had three heart attacks
then a pacemaker and a stint installed. So while I couldn’t lift more than a gallon
of milk for about 6 months or longer,
I built a Hooter Shooter.. I call it the ” Solo Shooter”
Now I can shoot any time I want.
And as far as really tuning your set up, You won’t believe how easy it is to
get things like a drop away rest to raise at exactly two inches from full draw,
or get your peep to line up spot on at full draw. Your idler wheel
set perfectly at full draw.
Not to mention…. tuning your arrows to all hit the same pin hole [/u:9kd7g8q9]at 40
yards.

Don’t park it … just because you cant pull it back for awhile
doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of this great opportunity
your bad health gave you.

Thank your doctor

and
Uncle T

December 5, 2012 at 8:49 pm #541958 Back to Top REPORT
l-o-s-t-arrow
L.O.S.T.Arrow

Joined: 5/16/2006
Location: Alberta

Dude

Your looking at this all WRONG ….
This is not the time to hang up your bow.
this is the perfect time,
Do as I did,
I had three heart attacks
then a pacemaker and a stint installed. So while I couldn’t lift more than a gallon
of milk for about 6 months or longer,
I built a Hooter Shooter.. I call it the ” Solo Shooter”
Now I can shoot any time I want.
And as far as really tuning your set up, You won’t believe how easy it is to
get things like a drop away rest to raise at exactly two inches from full draw,
or get your peep to line up spot on at full draw. Your idler wheel
set perfectly at full draw.
Not to mention…. tuning your arrows to all hit the same pin hole [/u:1umedooo]at 40
yards.

Don’t park it … just because you cant pull it back for awhile
doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of this great opportunity
your bad health gave you.

Thank your doctor

and
Uncle T[/quote:1umedooo]

:shock: Really…wow… :hugs :hugs :hugs

December 5, 2012 at 9:06 pm #541959 Back to Top REPORT

yotebuster1200

Joined: 9/23/2009

Dude

Your looking at this all WRONG ….
This is not the time to hang up your bow.
this is the perfect time,
Do as I did,
I had three heart attacks
then a pacemaker and a stint installed. So while I couldn’t lift more than a gallon
of milk for about 6 months or longer,
I built a Hooter Shooter.. I call it the ” Solo Shooter”
Now I can shoot any time I want.
And as far as really tuning your set up, You won’t believe how easy it is to
get things like a drop away rest to raise at exactly two inches from full draw,
or get your peep to line up spot on at full draw. Your idler wheel
set perfectly at full draw.
Not to mention…. tuning your arrows to all hit the same pin hole [/u:m63xsakq]at 40
yards.

Don’t park it … just because you cant pull it back for awhile
doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of this great opportunity
your bad health gave you.

Thank your doctor

and
Uncle T[/quote:m63xsakq]

That is awesome. Way to make the proverbial lemonade out of the lemons you were given.

Viewing 13 posts - 1 through 13 (of 13 total)