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#2889611 - 07/29/12 04:39 PM New R/D longbow broke
Good ol' Boys
6 Point

Registered: 10/25/07
Posts: 870
Loc: Henry co.

Hey all. Ive been waiting on my custom bamboo backed hickory reflex/deflex longbow for months and finially got it in the mail yesterday. I strung it and took it to the range to shoot that afternoon. I nocked my first arrow and almost got to full draw and heard a small crunch. After letting it down I saw a crack in the bamboo about an inch long. Man you talk about sick! I contacted the builder and he told me to just throw it away and he would start on another on. I just wonder if it can be repaired? Maybe epoxied and wrapped? I really hate to just junk it.
Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness; Selah Psalm 55:7

#2889893 - 07/29/12 09:07 PM Re: New R/D longbow broke [Re: TNtrapper]
8 Point

Registered: 08/01/11
Posts: 1325
Loc: Mt. Eagle

Thats heart break'n, I feel for ya, at least the builder is man enuff to replace it without hassle.

Let us know how it turns out.
When I was just a baby, my mama told me son, always be a good boy, dont ever play with guns.

#2890301 - 07/30/12 10:10 AM Re: New R/D longbow broke [Re: FOX FIRE]
8 Point

Registered: 06/06/04
Posts: 1994
Loc: Brush Creek

Personally I would be afraid to shoot it any more, it can only get worse over time. Doubt if it could be repaired although wrapping would probably be the best way to "try" to fix it.
Would make a good "wall hanger."
"It is not through knowledge, but through experience of the world that we are brought into relation with it."
__Albert Schweitzer

#2890959 - 07/30/12 09:16 PM Re: New R/D longbow broke [Re: bigtex]
eddie c
Old School
12 Point

Registered: 08/09/01
Posts: 6397
Loc: jackson, tn

I'm no expert at this but my understanding is if it is just a few fibers on the outside and not the core wood it can be wrapped and shot.

but I would go with the bowyer's recommendation.

#2895754 - 08/03/12 11:08 PM Re: New R/D longbow broke [Re: eddie c]
4 Point

Registered: 02/17/12
Posts: 131
Loc: Chester County

Don't take the risk. It's not worth finding out the hard way if the bow is fixable. Take the bowyer's advice and chunk it. JMO
Good Luck with the new bow and God Bless, Steve

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