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#886532 - 08/27/08 06:45 PM Bows in the Rain?
6 Point

Registered: 11/22/07
Posts: 968
Loc: TN

Say your bowhunting and it starts to rain on you, is this bad or hard on your bow? Ill be a brand new bowhunter this year and I just though I would ask this b/c I was shooting the other day and it started raining on me...
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#886591 - 08/27/08 07:23 PM Re: Bows in the Rain? [Re: TNhuntin93]
18 Point

Registered: 03/12/99
Posts: 21353
Loc: lenoir city,tn

not a problem. the only concern would be loss of a blood trail in the rain.
experienced hunters know its not just a bushy white tail, its a big middle finger.

nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught

#886626 - 08/27/08 07:52 PM Re: Bows in the Rain? [Re: stik]
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Bambi Killa

Registered: 11/19/99
Posts: 4106461
Loc: TN

I just make sure I oil all the metal parts and wax the string when I get home.
Never had a problem.

Wonder why you don't have a problem stik? \:D
Youth is wasted on the young.

#886632 - 08/27/08 07:54 PM Re: Bows in the Rain? [Re: RUGER]
Outdoor Lady
16 Point

Registered: 11/21/06
Posts: 14487
Loc: Maynardville, Tn

do what Ruger said and you should be alright.
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#886633 - 08/27/08 07:54 PM Re: Bows in the Rain? [Re: stik]
10 Point

Registered: 10/04/06
Posts: 3896
Loc: bradley county,TN/Lancaster,SC

As longas it isnt freakin pouring Ill stay.
If you shoot feathers be careful to keep them dry, they will take on weight.

Usually if im going to hunt and I know it is going to rain on me I wax my string really good and take some vaseline and put a very light coat over the bolts on the limbs so they wont rust out and maybe places on my rest. etc.

Turn your caps lock of goober, we can hear you.

#886995 - 08/28/08 07:24 AM Re: Bows in the Rain? [Re: ]
John & Teresa - EWA
8 Point

Registered: 08/20/00
Posts: 1072
Loc: Lenoir City

If you have heavy rain settle on your string it will slow you down a bit. Just ask some of the 3-D shooters that have gotten caught in downpours! Instead of hitting the 12 ring, they drop into the 8.
Isaiah 40:31 "Those who hope in Yahweh will regain their strength. They will sprout wings like eagles, though they run they will not grow weary, though they walk they will never tire."

#887012 - 08/28/08 07:34 AM Re: Bows in the Rain? [Re: ]
16 Point

Registered: 12/02/07
Posts: 11380
Loc: Pall Mall, TN and Dexter, MI

 Originally Posted By: DUCK37101
Invest in one of those tree umbrellas. It will allow YOU to stay fairly dry along with your bow and it will let you stay hunting a bit longer in some heavier rains.
Wax and oil were great points also.

I picked up a couple from a guy in our classifieds last year...used one for turkey hunting by laying in on the ground and grouching behind it...they work great. I agree with Duck...pick on up, they're fairly cheap.

Edited by Coach (08/28/08 07:35 AM)
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#887051 - 08/28/08 07:59 AM Re: Bows in the Rain? [Re: Coach]
16 Point

Registered: 01/20/04
Posts: 14741
Loc: Clinton, TN

They outta start using a good stainless steel so people don't worry about rusting!
Greg Cooper

#887088 - 08/28/08 08:26 AM Re: Bows in the Rain? [Re: stik]

Registered: 08/19/01
Posts: 31209
Loc: Kansas City, Mo.

 Originally Posted By: stik
not a problem. the only concern would be loss of a blood trail in the rain.

Ditto . I hope more open mature hardwoods or near fields when it rains , so I can see farther when I hit one .
I use light gun oil on anything that may rust , and keep the string waxed . I also waterproof my feathers with silicone powder .

#887181 - 08/28/08 09:18 AM Re: Bows in the Rain? [Re: Radar]
6 Point

Registered: 05/17/04
Posts: 524
Loc: east tn

I have a little rust on my 10 year old high country from getting it wet. Still shoots good. Had i thought about it, i would have dried it off completely when i got it home in the dry. Very few iron parts on a bow.
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