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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Washington County PA
How many do their own bow maintenance? On my compound bows I have always replaced my own strings/cables, installed peeps, sights, knocking points, loops, checked tiller, checked for wheel/cam wobble etc.
I still shoot aluminum arrows as I have enough to last my life time and they still work. Therefore I have always bought bare shafts and installed inserts, nocks and vanes. I check for FOC, arrow/broadhead straightness and do paper to walk back testing as well as other test and adjustment to get the best groups I can get. I sharpen my own broad heads, number each of my arrows and shoot them to determine which one shoot where and then make adjustment as necessary get them all to group the same.
I weigh all my arrow component and the final completed arrow to get them as close as possible to the exact same weight.
I am surprise as to the large number of archers and hunters I know as very.....very few of them do this work themselves which surprises me as it does not take a magic wand.... just some of the right equipment and a little time. Over time it is quite a cost savings and I feel I have contributed more to my success when it does happen.
Do you do this work yourself?
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