I have a 70# recurve that is a take down with a metal riser. The limbs are made of carbon fiber and I think the core might be wood. I am wondering if it is ok to leave it strung with no ill effects?
I do not have to worry about kids getting my bows since it is all adults that live here and the bows are in my room. I do not like dogs, so no dogs here. Did you drop the bow that caused it to fail.This is a hotly debated subject on lots of forums and you''ll never find a definitive answer to the question.
I'm not a bowyer but I have owned a few recurves over forty years of shooting so I will say what I do myself.
#1 The three bows I've had fail over that time have all been due to mishandling or impact.
I leave my shooting bow braced all the time other than when I need to break it down for travel.
My wall hangers are unbraced because I'm not shooting them.
Basically I'm lazy and willing to take a risk,,,,so far so good.
Of course small kids and young dogs are a very real consideration if your going to leave semi loaded dangerous things laying about.
Anybodys call depending on circumstance.
I didn't drop it, I hit a rock with the bottem limb while shooting off my knees.I do not have to worry about kids getting my bows since it is all adults that live here and the bows are in my room. I do not like dogs, so no dogs here. Did you drop the bow that caused it to fail.