*A Safety warning*

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*A Safety warning*

Post by Doe Master » Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:17 pm

I have worked on a couple of bows this year where persons have screwed out their limb bolts too try and lighten the weight . :shock:
Please don`t do this . The bolts are meant to be tight .
I would really hate to hear someone wore a limb upside the coconut . :shock:
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Post by rayman » Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:58 pm

Sounds like they already had their screws loose, but I shouldnt be one to talk. I've made more than my share. :)

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Post by one shot scott » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:28 pm

The scary thing is, if your working on it then they had a problem from doing that! I can only think of one thing that happens from doing that and it ain't pretty!
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Post by papa bear1 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:49 pm

Doe master;; you can beg & plea but people are going to try and tweek everything ,,,,,,,,,,,,, especialy MEN!!! that's the way we are progammed :lol: :lol: I just hope and pray nobody gets hurt.. and messing around with these things can get you hurt realy bad :x . please everybody leave the tweeking & tuning to the professionals :cry: unless you know exactly what you are doing :roll: :roll: Believe me i know what i am talking about :x Sometyimes the things that seem so simple are the one's that get you hurt the WORST!!!!!! :cry: :cry:

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Re: *A Safety warning*

Post by bob1961 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:03 pm

if the xbow you have is too high of a poundage for you, sell it and get a lower poundage one and so on untill you get the poundage you feel is right.........bob

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Post by Carnivorous » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:29 pm

bob1961 wrote:if the xbow you have is too high of a poundage for you, sell it and get a lower poundage one and so on untill you get the poundage you feel is right.........bob

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Post by j.krug » Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:33 am

I can see how that could turn out really bad!! Watch for the "idiot" video coming our way on youtube soon. :lol:
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Re: *A Safety warning*

Post by theoldarcher » Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:44 am

bob1961 wrote:if the xbow you have is too high of a poundage for you, sell it and get a lower poundage one and so on untill you get the poundage you feel is right.........bob

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Re: *A Safety warning*

Post by wabi » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:09 am

I can see how the mistake of backing out the limb bolts could be done in an attempt to lower draw weight.
On all the vert compound bows I've owned that was/is the way recommended by the manufacturer to reduce poundage!
For many of today's archers (younger folks) their only experience has been compounds.
If all I'd ever shot was a compound and all of those had been adjustable by turning the limb bolts it would be a very easy mistake to make IMO.

Now,
Not to hijack the thread, but does anyone know if the same adjustment used on vert compounds (limb bolt position) could be safely used on a compound crossbow?
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Post by VixChix » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:42 am

I guess a lot of people want a Vixen! :D
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Re: *A Safety warning*

Post by onebigskittle » Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:49 pm

VixChix wrote:I guess a lot of people want a Vixen! :D
I started not to buy my vixen because i didnt think it would be all that i thought it was going to be but its more than i ever expected and then some :wink:
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Re: *A Safety warning*

Post by Doe Master » Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:20 pm

I really don`t know about your question Wabi .All the compound crossbows I have seen are bottomed out .
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Re: *A Safety warning*

Post by Tom » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:00 pm

Doe Master wrote:I really don`t know about your question Wabi .All the compound crossbows I have seen are bottomed out .
Heya Master :D :D ........ Wabi might just be showing his age.

I am with him with this though. Back before I got my Relayer, all the compounds I was familiar with had adjustable poundage. And with that you needed to either back out or tighten the limb bolts for the poundage you wanted.

I also believe that this is not an excuse for people to mess with the correct way for the bows to be shot or used, but since it is possible that ol-timers remember this , that maybe Excal might need to add a SAFETY NOTICE with the bow info to remind owners of this issue. Remember that many of the old time compound shooters are now getting into crossbows.

But this now brings me back to what I always say ........ UNLESS YOUR QUALIFIED, DO NOT DO ANY MODIFICATIONS TO YOUR BOW!!!!!
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Re: *A Safety warning*

Post by vixenmaster » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:53 pm

wabi was talking about vertical compounds not the horizal type. Vixen's reign surpreme jus ask me i will tell you it is so. :lol:
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Re: *A Safety warning*

Post by Doe Master » Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:08 pm

Not to hijack the thread, but does anyone know if the same adjustment used on vert compounds (limb bolt position) could be safely used on a compound crossbow?
Nope he was asking about crossbows . As for the moving down in weight . ie from max to vixen
These mods were done on Ibex and Axiom . :shock:
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