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Old 05-15-2021, 02:18 PM   #1
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Stepped out back to shoot a few this morning. Went to nock an arrow. Slid my left up into the grip and felt a CRACK!

Last year I bought this Bob Lee to play with while I worked from home during Covid. Shortly after I dry fired it (broken or loose nock) and broke the handle. That was all on me. The guys at Bob Lee did me right and made a new handle pretty quick. Even gave me a deal on the cost so I wouldn't commit suicide. Yeah, i was pretty sick about it.

I've no idea why she broke. I've babied her. Arrows are above min gpp. BH is kept about 1/8" from recommended. I've never dropped her. Never left her in the heat. Admittedly, I don't sing to her as often as I should and I've let her hear harsh words. But that's it!

I'll go see the Bob Lee gents next week and hopefully get a new handle soon.

I'm gonna need a beater to play with all summer. Off to the classifieds!
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Old 05-15-2021, 02:56 PM   #2
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So are they the same limbs you had with the original riser?

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Old 05-15-2021, 03:02 PM   #3
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Yes. Same limbs.
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Old 05-15-2021, 03:04 PM   #4
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I have much older 57# Bob Lee that I can shoot. I'm good with it for 15 to 20 shots, but for accuracy and consistency I start to drop off. Too much bow.

BUT.... I think I can put the 47# limbs on the older riser and shoot it. Need to check with JJ or Rob on Monday. Till then, my wife says, "you need a bow. Get busy!" I married preety good!
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Old 05-15-2021, 03:07 PM   #5
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Might be related to the dry fire. That said I've had that happen with a couple bows and never an issue. I'd think generally Bob's bows should be able to handle a DF as long as they are cared for normally otherwise.

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Old 05-15-2021, 03:34 PM   #6
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Might be related to the dry fire. That said I've had that happen with a couple bows and never an issue. I'd think generally Bob's bows should be able to handle a DF as long as they are cared for normally otherwise.

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The handle that was dry fired broke almost all the way through. This is a new handle the Bob Lee gents made for me to replace it. The "new" one is now cracked.

The BL warranty specifically excludes dry fires.
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If they will bolt up, you can use them. I do it with Schafer Silvertips all the time.
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Old 05-15-2021, 05:39 PM   #8
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Ouch! That's gotta be a sickening feeling. Maybe you need to try a Widow instead?

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Old 05-15-2021, 06:07 PM   #9
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Ouch! That's gotta be a sickening feeling. Maybe you need to try a Widow instead?

I'm just here to provide all sorts of bad ideas, hahaha!
Keep 'em coming. I'm open to all kinds of ideas!
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Old 05-15-2021, 06:48 PM   #10
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The handle that was dry fired broke almost all the way through. This is a new handle the Bob Lee gents made for me to replace it. The "new" one is now cracked.



The BL warranty specifically excludes dry fires.
I thought you meant a limb cracked.
I'm sorry to say but a single dry fire causing a riser to crack is BS. Bob was a well respected bowyer and I hear Rob is cut from the same mold.
Like I said I've had nocks slip off strings, it happens. There is a fine line between to tight or to loose on the fit and that leads to that occasionally occurring.
That said I would expect a limb to crack maybe but not a riser.
Then again I'm not a bowyer.

Think I'll stick with Primal Tech.

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Dang Steve! Sorry to hear that. Hope you get it all resolved quickly and satisfactory!

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Old 05-16-2021, 05:44 PM   #12
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If they will bolt up, you can use them. I do it with Schafer Silvertips all the time.
I got the 47# liimbs bolted up to my "old" Bob Lee handle. (I like that handle better, anyway!). The Frankebow shoots great!
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