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I noticed the two top limbs on my rx7 starting to splinter the other day while out hunting. Hoyts sending 4 replacement limbs under warranty but I won't receive them before I leave for my next hunt later this week. The guidance I got was basically "it's ok, just don't shoot it too much". I'm still keeping up with practicing, but most all I can think about on each draw is the thing blowing up in my hands. Most other examples I see of this searching the forum are of a splinter on the edge, not down the middle like on mine (there's a similar splinter on the opposite limb under the dampener). Roll with it? Find a backup over the next couple days? Worried for nothing? Never had this happen before. Thanks.


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Yea I had hoyts splinter on the edge where you could strip off the splinters with tweezers but in the middle is super sketchy that is a bomb waiting to go off, I would not shoot at all. Do you have a backup? Can a friend loan you something? Does your shop have a demo they can help get up set up for your hunt? I would do anything I can to not shoot that. If no other option then don't shoot before the hunt but explore every opportunity.
 

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I'm not an OSAH dweeb and if the limb were to crack and break "most" likely you'll not die gurling death like many people act but it's not a good idea either if you don't want to risk some type of pain.............lol

It's going to break if you keep shooting it.....it's just a matter of when. Back up bow?
 

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I have a similar splinter on my Hoyt Axius (except on edge of limb). I was told just to clip the piece and shoot it..then return after season to have the limb replaced under warranty. Not sure if I would shoot with it being more in middle like yours.
 

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I noticed the two top limbs on my rx7 starting to splinter the other day while out hunting. Hoyts sending 4 replacement limbs under warranty but I won't receive them before I leave for my next hunt later this week. The guidance I got was basically "it's ok, just don't shoot it too much". I'm still keeping up with practicing, but most all I can think about on each draw is the thing blowing up in my hands. Most other examples I see of this searching the forum are of a splinter on the edge, not down the middle like on mine (there's a similar splinter on the opposite limb under the dampener). Roll with it? Find a backup over the next couple days? Worried for nothing? Never had this happen before. Thanks.


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The top cam looks like it was rode hard and put away wet.
How the it get so damaged especially on the inside of the limbs?
 

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The top cam looks like it was rode hard and put away wet.
How the it get so damaged especially on the inside of the limbs?
The only damage I see anywhere is the limb splintering, and the 'how' there is unknown.

It looks dirty because I took this photo in the middle of a hunt in Oregon where the mountain was covered in alkali dust - it got everywhere.
 

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I noticed the two top limbs on my rx7 starting to splinter the other day while out hunting. Hoyts sending 4 replacement limbs under warranty but I won't receive them before I leave for my next hunt later this week. The guidance I got was basically "it's ok, just don't shoot it too much". I'm still keeping up with practicing, but most all I can think about on each draw is the thing blowing up in my hands. Most other examples I see of this searching the forum are of a splinter on the edge, not down the middle like on mine (there's a similar splinter on the opposite limb under the dampener). Roll with it? Find a backup over the next couple days? Worried for nothing? Never had this happen before. Thanks.


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Probably not the death trap that everyone thinks but if it were me....absolutely I am finding a backup bow. That kind of thing doesn't install confidence on the shot and that will effect you mentally to the point of ruining a shot opportunity.
 
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