Good question. I remember hearing the same thing back when I first though about getting a compound bow. I don't do it because I practice year around. I WOULD like to know if this is a good idea? Lawdog
Definately no need to do this. Think about it for a moment. Not shooting-back them off; shooting, they are stressed year-round!??
I have a Hoyt Pro Vantage Carbon Plus that has been stressed since purchase in 1990. The only time it has been unstressed was for frequent cable/string changes. The limbs still are working as should be!
I agree with L-Roy there is absolutley no reason to do this
then agin I shoot my bow pretty much on a daily basis.
howevever whether you shoot year round or only a few months out of the year It would not be a bad idea to keep your bow stored in a hard case and out of the way to keep people from wanting to handle your bow or even worse get it and dry fire it while you arent looking!
This way you dont have to :gun4: any one!
One moore thing to take into consideration is, if you store your bow for 8 months out of the year, it does not hurt to back the limbs off about five turns. This will extend the max poundage for many more years. Especialy for older bows.
But if you extend the life of your current bow for an extra few years, you have no reasoning to use on your wife to convince her that you must have a new bow. Actually, kidding aside, with the constant improvement in equipment, a bow that is 5 to 7 years old is pretty much obsolete. My last bow was on old PSE with a 30% let off, when I finally did get a new bow I was kicking myself for not getting one with an 80% let off sooner. Every year the bows get faster, quieter, lighter and just all around better. Do you really want to handicap yourself with obsolete equipment?
There's an off season? I keep everything in tune year round so its always ready and always predictable. I do reccomend going to Wal-Mart for a 20 dollar bowcase if you don't already have one, its cheap insurance that your bow will at least not be collecting dust if it doesn't see any use for a while.
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