who shims their limb pockets

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  • May 9, 2007 at 11:49 am #495512 Back to Top REPORT
    nockon
    nockon

    Joined: 3/24/2007
    I heard some say go ahead shim it and others saying it doesn’t matter.
    May 9, 2007 at 12:09 pm #512540 Back to Top REPORT
    ny911bowhunter
    NY911Bowhunter

    Joined: 2/20/2005
    My Apex 7 had shimmed pockets………
    May 9, 2007 at 1:13 pm #512541 Back to Top REPORT
    vince71969
    vince71969


    Joined: 7/5/2004
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    Why would you want to shim your limb pockets?

    Also, how would you go about doing it and what would you use?

    I would never recommend it.

    May 9, 2007 at 1:28 pm #512542 Back to Top REPORT
    ny911bowhunter
    NY911Bowhunter

    Joined: 2/20/2005
    I should verify – I bought my A7 used, and the guy who had it first shimmed it.

    Basically, from what I was told, is because the limb pockets and the riser are both painted/powdercoated/whatever, it allows some amount of “slop”

    They used very thin tape.

    May 9, 2007 at 2:06 pm #512543 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    i can see no reason to shim them. seem like that is something the company would have done if it was needed on a 1200$ bow. [=}=]
    May 9, 2007 at 10:32 pm #512544 Back to Top REPORT

    Q2XLMAN

    Joined: 7/11/2004
    i do it and alot of pros do it espeacially on the old limb pockets, and u shim between the limb pocket and the riser (on the sides ) to stop the side to side slop

    it has the same function as the set screw on the side of the v lock limb pockets it eleminates the side to side movement of the pocket on the riser

    perfectly safe and simple to do

    May 10, 2007 at 12:10 am #512545 Back to Top REPORT
    bow4life
    bow4life


    Joined: 8/17/2004
    In the past, yes. Currently, no. [=}=]
    May 10, 2007 at 1:28 am #512546 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

    Age: 71
    Joined: 10/3/2006
    Location: Colorado
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    In the past, yes. Currently, no. [=}=]

    :agree I did it on old two cam bows to not only remove excessive play but to preload the limbs for better performance.

    With the new designed limb pockets, and solocams, I can’t think of any advantage to shimming them. JMHO [=}=] …and always willing to learn any new trick to get me a ‘one up’ on the competition :D

    May 10, 2007 at 1:45 am #512547 Back to Top REPORT
    lane
    Lane

    Joined: 7/9/2005
    I’ve never shimmed.

    I’ve known someone who could shim a sham as good as the he could shim sham. ;;)

    May 10, 2007 at 1:53 am #512548 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

    Age: 71
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    Location: Colorado
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    I’ve never shimmed.

    I’ve known someone who could shim a sham as good as the he could shim sham. ;;)[/quote:wcjg0kc8]
    Shilly shally, shim sham, you don’t say? If you could shilly a sham and sham a shally, could you say it ten times fast?

    May 10, 2007 at 10:42 am #512549 Back to Top REPORT
    nockon
    nockon

    Joined: 3/24/2007

    Why would you want to shim your limb pockets?

    Also, how would you go about doing it and what would you use?

    I would never recommend it.[/quote:3b9p9r1r]

    The reason I would is because I noticed that the limb pockets have a little bit of play on the riser, not much maybe the thickness of a playing card. Also I know that some of the top shooters do it. I was also told that the reason for this is because anodizing is not as thick then the process used for camo bows.

    The way I’ve been told to do it is just to use shims from the auto repair shop and give the shims a 90 degree bend and but it on each cornet under the limb pocket.

    I noticed that the limb pockets have the screw on the side of them. I assume you loosen them up to change draw weight and then retighten when your done?

    Cheers,

    May 10, 2007 at 2:00 pm #512550 Back to Top REPORT
    supertac45
    supertac45

    Joined: 8/2/2005
    I don’t see any reason to shim it.
    May 11, 2007 at 12:20 am #512551 Back to Top REPORT
    machinegun74
    machinegun74

    Joined: 7/26/2005
    I had heard that some Factory Prostaff for Mathews used to shim the pockets. But if they were caught doing that or changing out the Zebras to something else they’d no longer be Prostaff. I know some locals that are into it with the Mathews, they also tiller tune. [=}=]
    May 11, 2007 at 1:40 pm #512552 Back to Top REPORT
    nockon
    nockon

    Joined: 3/24/2007
    I’ve exchanged a few e-mails with my friend Dietmar Trillus on the subject and he doesn’t shim his bow. He can shoot 1400s FITA so I’ll take his word on that one for the time being. But he is a factory Pro Staff Shooter :smt15

    I know there is more people out there that do shim their bows but I guess they most be closet shimmers :D

    Cheers,

    May 11, 2007 at 3:20 pm #512553 Back to Top REPORT
    oregon-archer
    Oregon Archer

    Joined: 3/25/2006
    nothing to shim on my Drenalins lol ive never done it in the past either.
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