Old Bow….What to do Before Shooting?

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  • June 22, 2013 at 4:32 pm #581780 Back to Top REPORT

    Kaos

    Joined: 6/22/2013
    I’ve been on a break from bow shooting for a while.  I got into building guns and my archery time took a back seat.  I have an MQ-1 that has been sitting (strung) for years.  I am considering taking it out shooting but wanted to know what, if anything, I needed to do to it first.  I did a quick visual inspection and everything looks good.  I don’t have a bow shop anywhere remotely close so that’s not an option.

    So what should I be looking for and what do I need to do?  TIA.

    June 23, 2013 at 8:14 pm #581843 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

    Joined: 11/14/2007
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    Maybe wax the string and cables then check to see if the bow still is in specs like ATA and brace height are correct. Then maybe  check the limbs for cracks and then look over the arrows before using them.
    June 23, 2013 at 9:42 pm #581850 Back to Top REPORT

    Shogun1

    Age: 56
    Joined: 10/29/2007
    Location: AL
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    Here are the specs — just in case you need them

    http://mathewsinc.com/product/mq1/#specs

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    June 24, 2013 at 8:55 pm #581925 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

    Age: 71
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    Location: Colorado
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    Well …
    If I had an old pickup that I hadn’t driven in a couple of years, I’d change the oil, filter, transmission and brake fluid, replace the battery, and check the tire pressure.

    If I had an old rifle I hadn’t shot in years, I’d give the bore a good cleaning, break down the action and trigger, clean, lube and resight.

    If I had an old bow I hadn’t shot in years, I’d break it down, clean and lube, reassemble with new string and cables, set to specs, tune and go have some fun.
    {#emotions_dlg.mathews_peace}

    June 26, 2013 at 6:28 am #582071 Back to Top REPORT
    straightedge123
    StraightEdge123

    Joined: 10/22/2007

    Well …
    If I had an old pickup that I hadn’t driven in a couple of years, I’d change the oil, filter, transmission and brake fluid, replace the battery, and check the tire pressure. 

    If I had an old rifle I hadn’t shot in years, I’d give the bore a good cleaning, break down the action and trigger, clean, lube and resight.

    If I had an old bow I hadn’t shot in years, I’dbreak it down, clean and lube, reassemble with new string and cables, set to specs, tune and go have some fun.
    {#emotions_dlg.mathews_peace}

    This.

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