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Posted: 8/29/2010 8:51:09 PM EDT
I was looking around on the EE forums and saw a recurve bow for sale.
The pic has me scratching my head. Is this how you store a recurve, or is it likely he couldn't get it to shoot with it strung this way so he's selling it?
Look at the first pic in the reply.

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Jim
Link Posted: 8/29/2010 9:11:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/29/2010 9:12:51 PM EDT by Romad816]
nope I wouldn't touch it never store a trad. bow strung. It can warp the limbs or put stress on them in ways they werent designed to handle. I would Be afraid of it snapping completely when you fix his mistake and try to draw it back.
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 4:26:48 AM EDT
I wasn't thinking of buying it. I just wanted to see if that was something I didn't know about or if it was a Doh! moment.
I still wonder if he is selling because he couldn't get it to shoot.

Jim
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 4:40:47 AM EDT
It's likely he put the string on backwards just to keep it handy, so as not to misplace it. Not much tension on the bow. No big deal IMHO.
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 6:52:35 AM EDT
I agree with Fbuckshot. The string on my recurve is only about 1 inch shy of slipping on the bow that way. Wouldn't put much pressure on the limbs at all. Would I store mine that way, No. Would I be worried about the one for sale, No.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:45:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 6:47:09 AM EDT by FiremanBrad]
Originally Posted By Fbuckshot:
It's likely he put the string on backwards just to keep it handy, so as not to misplace it. Not much tension on the bow. No big deal IMHO.


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And there are bows out these days that can be left strung...Not all, mind you, but some. I leave both mine and the wifes Black Widows strung 24/7.

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