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Bow warm up to shoot well

Old 07-04-2007, 10:55 AM
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I am tuning a neighbors bow, a duel cam nova, and it will not shoot well on the first few shots. Paper tuning or target, or broadhead tuning. But after 3-6 shots, it shoots perfect bullet holes and litterly 4" group at 40 yards, (not bad for a 200 dollar bow). He has had this bow for maybe 5 years. Anyone else experience this? Think its bowstring, limbs or maybe arrows? I didn't believe it and thought it was the shooter, soI tried it 2 days in a row, and first thing in the morning it shoots bad. I bet its been shot over 8000 shots over its life. Which should be nothing.
 
Old 07-04-2007, 11:02 AM
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bigc, how's the string and cables look in the area of the cable slide? and the cable slide itself? i'm reaching here buddy.
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Old 07-04-2007, 11:07 AM
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bigc, how's the string and cables look in the area of the cable slide? and the cable slide itself? i'm reaching here buddy.
I put on brand new cables for him last year. But his cable slide is causing them to look bad and wear fast, as he has a MZE. He keeps them waxed well, but sometimes builds up in that area. So he as to disasseble and clean out.
 
Old 07-04-2007, 11:15 AM
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i'm wondering if that area doesn't behave properly until it gets heated a little by friction - w/ the roughness and wax in there. like i said i'm reaching here -but it may be the issue.
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Old 07-04-2007, 11:16 AM
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Maybe, its a fairly thick cable made of fastflight. I guess I could open it up a little with a drill.
 
Old 07-04-2007, 11:55 AM
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Get John to make you a set of 20 strand cables out of 452x or 8125for it before you go drilling.
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Old 07-04-2007, 12:20 PM
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Bow warm up to shoot well


Not likely. It's a bow, not an internal combustion engine. Much more likely to be operator error.
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Old 07-04-2007, 02:17 PM
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I agree with Len, I think normally WE need to warm up or get used to the bow rather than the bow needing any warm up period.

I sure hope it doesn't work that way anyhow, because when I hunt it is with one shot out of a cold bow.

I do have a few guns that are like this though. And I sight them in for the first shot out of cold clean barrel for that reason. It takes a while, but it's worth it my opinion.

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Old 07-04-2007, 02:22 PM
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I tend to agree it may be the shooters getting used to the bow.The grip area may be the culprit.You are most likely torquing it untill you get a feel for it.


On the other hand,it could be the limb pockets having some shift and after a couple shots,the limbs settle into place and it shoots better.
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Old 07-04-2007, 04:43 PM
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Ok, lets rephrase the question, to clear some confusion, lets say a person shooting was a machine, and perfect form. Lets say he picks up his own bow every day and it shoots great first 6 arrows, and after, but finds a bow that doesn't and requires 3 or so arrows to start shooting well. has any experienced tuner seen it? If not, I understand. Guys, that the first thing I thought too, but after shooting it for 2 days, I am also seeing something I haven't seen before either.I have a feeling, gib might be on to something. Espeically with the MZE. I am going to see if the arm is too tight on it.
 

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