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older Barnett Revolution limbs cracked after cocking.One side only.Is this normal.?Split starting from mounting bolt.
 

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Because it's a Barnett, same thing happened with mine. I was glad to throw it out and get a new one, I'll never buy another.
 

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These things just happen. It could have been a manufacturing defect, or the limb was damaged in some form over the years. It could have been the result of a dry fire. Lots of reasons it could have happened. Contact Barnett they may be able to help you. They may not as I believe they have been bought a few times but you never know. Split limbs happen. It is rare but it happens on crossbows and compounds a like.
 

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Bow shop told me Barnetts were the worst for this.sounds like a common problem on many brands.Fella told me the Parker his father has had the limbs crack while just sitting on stand this year.x-bow only was two years old.
 

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Parker will replace for free. I dropped mine cocked ,no bolt and shop sent it back and they replaced both limbs even tho only one cracked.
 

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This can happen to any brand. My dads Ten Point had a limb delaminate the last day of rifle this season. It is going to be replaced under warranty but it is still frustrating
 

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Yes, Parker will replace under warranty, i am on my 3rd,front end in 3 years, due to limbs coming apart. Hope it stops soon.
 

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Callmaker60 said:
Yes, Parker will replace under warranty, i am on my 3rd,front end in 3 years, due to limbs coming apart. Hope it stops soon.
Ouch! That would be making me pretty frustrated.
 

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I have a Parker Tornado F4. Used it for 2 years including late seasons. Never had an issue and that goes for my son as well. He has same crossbow.

Maybe overnight I let the crossbow cocked without an arrow, but 90% of time when get home i grab an arrow with field point and shoot into target.

Dealer told us its ok to have the bow cocked for 3-4 days will not harm nothing. I disagree that's alot of pressure on them limbs.
 

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I'm on my 3rd front end on my Parker BB. Due to split limbs.
Quite frightening with a bolt and razor head still seated in there.
Each was replaced under warranty, kudos to Parker for that.
Very frustrating tho. Esp when your out on stand each time!!
Considering an upgrade to Xcal.
 

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I had a Parker BB and while I didn't have limb troubles it ate center servings like crazy. Polished the claws and the rail and it still ate them. Went to Excal and have never looked back.

My opinion for what it is worth is that Parker used to have some very good bows. RB and some others had the old Tornado's and have had very few issues and I think are still using them today. It seems in the last few years Parker has had alot more issues and when you pick up their new bows they just seem cheap.
 

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Callmaker60 said:
NiceRack! said:
Callmaker60 said:
Yes, Parker will replace under warranty, i am on my 3rd,front end in 3 years, due to limbs coming apart. Hope it stops soon.
what model?

Tomahawk
Ok I have a first gen Tornado so far holding up. But my sons terminator fractured in a cocked hunting position last year It was replaced but took 4 weeks.
 

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Are cracked bow limbs peculiar to just cross bows? I have 6 PT GT Flex for 5 years now and have not had any problems with it. But then I don't shoot it all year round. Are split limb bows more susceptible to cracking than recurves?
 

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I have a Parker Cyclone, had a new front end put on it last yr, under warranty, but my roller cocker is wearing the camo finish off of my rails, I contacted parker they don't carry rails for cyclones anymore, bow is less then 6 yrs old
 

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Perhaps the bolts are too light? I'm shooting a ten year old Horton Summit HD 150 and after at least 1,000 shots it's still going. I added a 25 grain insert to beef up the weight of the bolts and I'm sure it helps with flight and stability, as well as dampening shock. Took a doe last night with it actually.

Try heavier bolts!
 

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Callmaker60 said:
NiceRack! said:
Callmaker60 said:
Yes, Parker will replace under warranty, i am on my 3rd,front end in 3 years, due to limbs coming apart. Hope it stops soon.
what model?
Tomahawk
Now it's called the Thunderhawk. I think they had some issues with that bow when they introduced it and it has been problematic to some degree. Parker had a great solid limb bow and they had it nearly bulletproof when they changed the design for a quad limb system. I always wished they had improved the original design and made a better trigger. They had a great bow that with a few tweaks would have been amazing. I've seen quite a few of the quad limb bows with broken limbs lately. I see the Enforcer has quad limbs for 2015.

As far as the Barnett Revolution limbs cracking...it could be a million reasons. All that I have repaired have been under warranty through Barnett. They are doing this under warranty even though they are new owners of the company. The Revolution never was a great design.The arrow vanes hit the riser as the arrow leaves the barrel.

Crossbows are under tremendous load when cocked and broken limbs can and will happen to every brand. There are a few that seem to have a better track record though. Ten Point and Excalibur will remain at the top of that list. Of the 50+ bows I repaired last fall only one was a Ten Point. I've only ever seen one Excalibur with a slivered limb...poor guys wife ran over it with her car.
 
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