February 12th, 2009, 10:05 AM
How does temperature affect your bow?
I'm trying out a new Bowtech Captain (with a Sentinel on order). It is a lights out shooter! I can't believe the speed without any hand shock.
My problem is that I go straight from work to my indoor leagues so my bow has to sit in a cold Pennsylvania car all day. I swear that my bow shoots 3-4" high at 30 yards out of the box. So I adjust my sights. 10-targets in to an indoor 3D round, I'm shooting 5-yards off (low).
I have never had that much of an extreme before. Is that a new 'Center Pivot' or 'Parallel Limb' problem?
February 12th, 2009, 10:18 AM
I don't know, but my Commander does the same thing. I was thinking it was string related because in the extreme cold, my cables don't contact the module stops at the same time. When it's warm it's fine.
February 12th, 2009, 10:32 AM
My "ex" Drenalin LD did the same thing. It had the slim limbs and I thought they were the problem. My Hoyts don't do it. Maybe th Zebra string?
February 12th, 2009, 11:46 AM
I got a SB XT,and a couple years ago,I went hunting where it was in the single digits for a week.My XT shot a good 6-8 inches low at 20.I had a new,well broke in custom string.I think limbs/strings don't flex,move,the same in the cold.just my .02.
February 12th, 2009, 12:02 PM
Cold Limbs = OFF
I'm with you... I think it will affect all bows differently but I think that for my Captain, the cold stiffens the limbs and they shoot higher initially and wear back down. I have shot lots of bows in lots of different weather and never had it effected my bow like this.
Originally Posted by bigbull94
Perhaps the Bowtech Center Pivot and the extra metal affects the shot since the metal shrinks/expands more (since there is more metal).
February 12th, 2009, 12:23 PM
My shot varies a little with the temps. I shoot an 06' Diamond Liberty. It did with my Tribute and Equalizer too. I notice it mostly when the bows been in the AC (house) and I go out to shoot it 90 degree or more weather. I keep the house like a meat locker in the summer though.
February 12th, 2009, 12:26 PM
i live in northern minnesota (negative temps most the winter), my bow lives in my truck. when i go shoot league i usually let it warm up about 15-20 mins before i shoot it, and it shoots just fine.
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