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Old 01-19-2007, 10:37 AM
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I've recently purchased a used bow from the wife of a long time hunting partner that passed away last year. He taught me how to shoot a bow (bear bow) and hunt the wilds of AZ.That started in 1979 and took us thruogh some wild and wooly hunts. The bow is a Jennings elephant bow. I need to know how to set it up for myself. He had it setup for 90lbs, but it has been let off for storage. One of the limbs has vertical stress cracks in it and it has many little shims were the limbs meet the riser. He really had this tuned to the max for his abilities. I've seen him shoot 3 jackrabbitsat over 90 yards, what a site! He's harvested numeruos animals with this bow and has been on many hunts. I would like to get it up and running and back in the field. Any sugestions. Coyote
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Old 01-19-2007, 11:00 AM
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Don't shoot it... If the limb has a crack and it's that powerful, you could get injured. I don't know if you can still get a limb for it. I would contact Jennings archery.
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Old 01-19-2007, 11:03 AM
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One of the limbs has vertical stress cracks in it and it has many little shims were the limbs meet the riser. Any sugestions? Coyote
Just one suggestion; retire it.
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Old 01-19-2007, 11:23 AM
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One of the limbs has vertical stress cracks in it and it has many little shims were the limbs meet the riser. Any sugestions? Coyote
Just one suggestion; retire it.
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Old 01-19-2007, 12:29 PM
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Time to retire it and buy a new one or a good used one.
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Old 01-20-2007, 06:35 PM
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I agree with the others. Hang it up on the wall for a keepsake.
It would be too risky to shoot.
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Old 01-20-2007, 08:59 PM
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Coyote,
I had two of those bows in the late 70s. They are black handledwith green camo limbs. If memory serves me the peak poundages were either 90,100. I still have one of the bows.The bow was a suped up Shooting Star.
As much as I could understand you wanting to have it set up I would heed the above advise and retire the bow (but not before contacting Jennings Archery).

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Old 01-22-2007, 11:53 AM
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Look on ebay!!!!!!!just a thought...
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Old 01-23-2007, 05:49 AM
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Do not shot it our the limb might crack and come back at you. But i would like to see the shot at 90 yards at a rabbit.
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