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  1. When to Service my Bow

    General Archery Discussion
    I'm 52. I have a Darton Apache compound bow that has been very lightly used. I bought it around 25 years ago. The string appears to be in good shape (in my opinion) with no fraying or broken strands. I always kept it waxed after I used it. It's never even been out for a hunt. Anyway, I have...
  2. Appearance Maintenance.

    General Archery Discussion
    The polymer resin on the limbs is extremely durable, almost billet proof. Heat is their biggest enemy. Before I installed my limb dampeners, I simply wiped it off real well using a rag with a little saliva on it. Saliva may sound gross, but it is an excellent cleaner. I too do not like using...
  3. Riser rusting?

    Excalibur Crossbow Discussion
    Could the aluminum riders on some of the matrix bows (310 and 330) begin to rust if they are not oiled?
  4. Oiling screws?

    Excalibur Crossbow Discussion
    Do you have to oil the screws and trigger on an Excalibur?
  5. Excalibur maintenance?

    Crossbow Forum - General Crossbow Discussion
    I am thinking of getting an excalibur, but I'm wondering how much maintenance it takes. If someone can explain how to maintain one (do you need to clean the trigger assembly, de-string it when not in use, change strings often, etc) that'd be great. Also, can you use cheap bolts with one? I'll be...
  6. Compound crossbows in Oregon

    Crossbow Forum - General Crossbow Discussion
    Hey, I live in Oregon and have had a few recurve crossbows that cost under two hundred dollars and I want to upgrade. I can't find an excalibur for under 500, so I'll probably get the rc150 or the compound recruit. Seeing as how I live in Oregon and my local bow shop won't put a crossbow in...
  7. Pro Archery Shop Needed - West Tennessee

    General Archery Discussion
    Is there a pro shop or someone you know who does great work in West Tennessee, preferably near Jackson Tn.? I just got started in this new addiction and have a lot to learn.
  8. Cleaning/Maintain a Compound Bow help

    Bow Tuning
    I am wondering if anyone has any tips on how to maintain a compound bow throughout the season. From hunting regularly in weathered environments, a couple of the screws have some starts of rust on it. Can really just wipe it off. Any tips to clean this up and to prevent this in the future? Will...
  9. Bow Care Question

    General Archery Discussion
    Hello. I have a yew longbow that needs to be rubbed with oil every six months, and I'm not sure of the best way to care for it. The bowyer has told me, “That bow is a oil mixture, you can use any natural oil but i recommend you don't use linseed oil or anything that will darken the wood.. try to...
  10. How hard is it to maintain a compound bow?

    General Archery Discussion
    Hello Being a new guy to the forum, let me first say that my very limited experience in archery has been with recurve bows - I did some meddling and had some club lessons a few years back, and now I'm wanting to get back into the sport. The problem is, it seems there's only a couple of archery...
  11. Hoyt USA ProVantage Rocket renewal

    Bow Tuning
    Alright, hi! I'm very, very new to owning a bow. I just got a Hoyt ProVantage Rocket from a friend and took it to a specialist. He said to take off and change the modules on it as well as get a string/cables to change it from a ~30" draw length to a 28". It's also 60lb draw. And schematics or a...
  12. Nite Hawk press for Crossbows

    Crossbow Forum - General Crossbow Discussion
    Check out the video demonstration of pressing a crossbow with the Nite Hawk bow press. Its listed in the press releases.
  13. Portable Press Now Presses Crossbows

    Manufacturer Announcements and Press Releases
    The Nite Hawk Press now presses crossbows. To the many who have been waiting for a press they can use to safely to maintain their cross bow the wait is over. It actually has happened! If you go to our web site, you can see a demonstration of how easy it is to press your...
  14. Green newbie

    General Archery Discussion
    I just bought a used compound bow from someone for a great price ($30). I didn't ask the person too much about the use and care of the bow as they didn't strike me as too knowledgeable about the subject. The bow it seems is somewhat of a collectors item I have now found out through some...