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Just curious how long is too long ? As long as it's stored properly (ie. not standing on end in a corner), can my wooden r/d longbow be left strung for extended periods of time without harming it ?
 

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I have heard alot of guys leave them strung all the time. A bow strung is a weapon, unstrung it is a stick. I keep mine unstrung, because I have a grandson living with me. If he wasn't I would keep them unstrung anyway.
 

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It probably wouldn't hurt to leave it strung. But why not unstring it and be safe. It only takes a second
 

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From the Bama bow website:

"You should always unstring your bow after 8 hours of shooting or sitting to allow the limbs to rest. You should always unstring the bow during storage."

I unstring mine for safety, so would anyhoo even without Nate's bow care instruction.
 

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I was just wondering, thought on my days off, it would make it that much quicker and easier for me to practice. I have a small area in the house that I can shoot about 8 yards just practicing form and keeping the muscles in shape. Guess it's kinda lazy of me, but I know I'll be more likely to practice if I can just walk by and pick it up to shoot. Thought if it was ok to leave it for 3 or 4 days at a time (I work compressed shifts and have 3 days off 1 week and 5 the next), then I would unstring for the work days (work 12+ hour shifts, so bout all I do on those days is work, eat, sleep).
 

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Sounds like I need to just keep the stringer handy though and quit trying to be lazy :) thanks for the replies guys.
 

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it takes seconds to unstring a bow so i always unstring mine just to be safe. a few seconds or a few hundred bucks for a new set of limbs? although lots of guys do leave them strung with no issues im not taking the chance
 

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My bows are unstrung. I keep my gf's and grandson's bows strung just in case they want to shoot while I'm at work.
 

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Strung at home, never in the car. Selfbows whenever I'm going to take more then a 30 minute break.

-Grant
 

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I think selfbows need to be unstrung.
 

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and don't set it in the cornor on the tip.
 

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natural material bows need to be only strung during use.

Fiberglass doesn't have cells to collapse and take a set so it doesn't matter.
 
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