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Old 06-19-2021, 08:10 AM   #1
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I know a lot of us bring multiple bows, or at least limbs, to a shoot. What are yíall doing with the one you arenít currently shooting? I donít really like the idea of leaving my recurve in the hot truck when Iím shooting the longbow class, or vice versa. Iíve glued up several laminate bows, I know what too much heat can do to a glass bow. Suggestions? Do yíall think itís okay for them as long as theyíre unstrung? How hot is too hot?

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Old 06-19-2021, 08:17 AM   #2
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You need to leave windows down. I've not had an issue with the bow, or truck security at a shoot, leaving the windows down.

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Old 06-19-2021, 08:31 AM   #3
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I had to have a limb redone on my take down longbow. It delaminated, nephew was using it and left it in the truck in the sun and that was in Montana where it isn't an intense heat like Texas, so there is a real danger of damage.
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Old 06-19-2021, 09:34 AM   #4
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I’ve never really thought of this... would this apply to a compound as well??
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Old 06-19-2021, 10:02 AM   #5
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While compound bows are put together differently they definitely need to not be in an attic, storage building or vehicle in the summer heat.

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Old 06-19-2021, 07:03 PM   #6
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I roll my windows down some and try to park in the shade if possible. I always unstrung them when leaving in the vehicle!
Also most clubs have hangers you can leave it hanging while you shoot.
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Old 06-19-2021, 07:20 PM   #7
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Limbs will crack or it’ll be stolen
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Old 06-19-2021, 08:01 PM   #8
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Limbs will crack or itíll be stolen


I have been shooting 3D shoots since the mid 90ís, and I have never had a limb crack or anything stolen at a trad 3D shoot!!!!!

If you use common sense, and leave the windows open, and park in the shade when that is an option, youíll be fine.

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Old 06-20-2021, 06:47 AM   #9
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Thanks for the responses. Yesterday I just left them unstrung and parked in the shade, probably take advantage of some hangers today. Security is not a concern for me, at least not anywhere I’ve been to shoot. Trad shooters seem to be an honest group, very unlikely anything would be stolen around here.

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Old 06-20-2021, 01:39 PM   #10
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Thanks for the responses. Yesterday I just left them unstrung and parked in the shade, probably take advantage of some hangers today. Security is not a concern for me, at least not anywhere Iíve been to shoot. Trad shooters seem to be an honest group, very unlikely anything would be stolen around here.

Luke
Enjoyed shooting with you again Luke! You shot very well this morning
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Old 06-20-2021, 04:25 PM   #11
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Enjoyed shooting with you again Luke! You shot very well this morning
You guys are great to shoot with. Thanks for letting join up with your group.
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Old 06-21-2021, 10:53 AM   #12
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Enjoyed shooting with you again Luke! You shot very well this morning
Thanks, same to you! Looking forward to next time!
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Old 06-21-2021, 10:58 AM   #13
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I plan to make it to the Austin tbot shoot next month, hopefully I’ll see some of y’all there
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