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    As an experiment, can you make a DIY bow out of a few fiberglass rebars and some duct tape in 5 minutes? Yes, you can! And it is awesome! You can shoot it at the shooting range or even go hunting! An easy project for fans of archery and DIY. Don't forget about safety measures though.
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    Hello, I’ve been looking into making a bow as short as possible that still packs a surprising punch. I was inspired by Alibow’s tiny bow, but with the shipping cost to where I am the price wasn’t feasible. That particular bow is 18” in length. It’s 25#@10” (which is pretty much its max draw)...
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    Any suggestions.
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    I get if you were actually shooting back in the 50s that it might be a nostalgic combination. But for everyone else - why? Is this just some sort of accident of codification that competitions grouped the 2 together because when classes were first being created there were a lot of guys who...
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    My nephews have Bear Titans. Simple bows but they shoot well enough if you get the arrows sorted. And they are well suited to the knock around habits of 11 year old boys. Theyare fun to shot and they are ambidextrous. Ive tried shooting them but they stack something awful at my 29-30 DL. Does...
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    Please help. In June I put a Stone Mountain dacron string on my one-piece 35# Samic Red Stag recurve bow. Earlier this month I noticed that the end serving was fraying at the point that the built-in string groove on the limb terminated toward the center of the bow. I've lightly sanded the end...
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    Can someone please explain what " checks" in fiberglass are? The reason I ask is one of my bows is backed with clear glass. I shoot this bow nearly every day. About a month ago I noticed some small flaws, about 3 of them in a 1" area right at the fades. The flaws are about 3/8" long and run to...
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    Hello all, I just purchased a 70's Slimline Pro on ebay. There are some cosmetic scratches all over, but I don't care about those. What worries me is there is a faint crack just above the grip on the belly side. It goes from one edge across to the other edge. It doesn't appear very deep at all...
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    Hi all, I am new hear but have been lurking for awhile. I picked up a Pearson Hunter last year for my first bow 50# @ 28". I have shot the crap out of it with no problems except yesterday I noticed a small sliver of glass lifting on the lower limb. It is just above the fade. I super glued it...
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    I just picked up a Bear 76er off ebay, and I plan to back the limbs with a cloth backing that simulates rattlesnake skin. Any thoughts on what would be best for the cloth and fiberglass combo?
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    can you use fiberglass lams on a red oak board bow, it will be just a normal 1 piece bow no pyramid design
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    I have access to a kayak with a 9.5" "L" shaped crack below the skirt and above the waterline. Any repair advice would be welcome. My basic understanding involves acetone cleaning, rounding sharp edges, then layering on the fiberglass and resin. But I've never done it. Anyone have the tips...
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    Have some cheap target arrows, fiberglass. Shot a few into a wood fence...yep, missed my small target, and broke off the nocks. Half of them are still inside the shaft. Any way to replace those? I should just work on my aim and use better arrows right? Thanks.
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    Can you refletch kids solid fiberglass arrows? If so,whats the prep work?
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    What type of drill bit would you recommend? How much of a chance is there that I will permently damage the limbs?
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    How long will solid fiberglass limbs last before finally giving out? I have an older pair and want to know if they're still usable. I loved how they used to feel and shoot so I had to ask before throwing them on their old riser.
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    I'm picking up on something Elkdreamer mentioned in the myths thread...I don't mind shooting a "light" arrow because I generally shoot #60 and I figure I get enough KE at that weight as long as I'm over 7grn per pound with a sharp BH... But I haven't been very impressed with the durability of...
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    Will D-97 cut through solid fiberglass limbs, Ive got a old Indian Deerslayer II that I posted about awhile back and just didnt like the handshock with B-50. Well took a old mountainmuffler string I had left from another currve and put on it and it made all the difference in the world, bow...
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