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#886532 - 08/27/08 06:45 PM Bows in the Rain?
TNhuntin93
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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]
stik
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not a problem. the only concern would be loss of a blood trail in the rain.
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#886626 - 08/27/08 07:52 PM Re: Bows in the Rain? [Re: stik]
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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
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#886632 - 08/27/08 07:54 PM Re: Bows in the Rain? [Re: RUGER]
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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]
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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.
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#886944 - 08/28/08 06:42 AM Re: Bows in the Rain? [Re: Buckblaster]
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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.
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#886995 - 08/28/08 07:24 AM Re: Bows in the Rain? [Re: DUCK37101]
John & Teresa - EWA
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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.
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#887004 - 08/28/08 07:29 AM Re: Bows in the Rain? [Re: John & Teresa - EWA]
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i stay at home when its raining
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#887012 - 08/28/08 07:34 AM Re: Bows in the Rain? [Re: DUCK37101]
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 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]
JeepKuntry
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They outta start using a good stainless steel so people don't worry about rusting!
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