I was shooting my practice bow today that has always had a vibration noise after the shot and I blamed it on my trophy taker fall away rest that is plastic....Well the first shot hit 7 inches to the right of poa at 28yds...I pulled my arrow and saw a sliver of fiberglass broken loose at the tip of the bottom limb of my Jennings single cam bow.....After further inspection, I found a bolt that holds the smaller cam in place on the lower wheel....It was protruding enough to hit the limb when I had shot that first shot....I was about to throwup,but I tightened the bolt up and shot some more...The damage didn't get any worse and the bow had quieted down ,duh....I ended up getting some 50lb powerpro braid and wrapped the split limb so that it was supported to a degree for safety sake.....I think it will hold ,but am sick about me not catching a loose bolt
on the cam.....I shot two arrows after the wrap job at 28yds and they were touching shaft to shaft 1/2 " from poa ,so I guess all is not lost thank God.....In the past if I have heard a vibration ,I would blame it on sights,rest or stabilizer because 99% of the time, that is what it was,but this time it was a bolt that could have made way more damage than it did.....Check ANYand All bolts on your bow ,I wish I had before my last practice session.
the big question is how long will the bandaid last ..... bows that blow up can be dangerous . be safe
Yeah I know, and was hesitant to even shoot it after the incident,but it was a 1/16" sliver and it held together and I have marked it to see if the fracture grows....I can't get replacement limbs so I'm going to see what I can salvage ,if I see anymore splitting/delamination then I will have to retire the Jennings....I use it for practice as my main hunting bow is a Mthews switchback xt.....
after seeing customers come in the shop with messed up fingers arms and hands id retire it / throw it away , dont let the kids get near it ........ practice with what u hunt with ull shoot better in the long run anyway switchbacks were awesome bows and still still are Mathews should bring them back u can still get parts for the very first Mathews ever made. Or they could bring it back in there mission series . keep that switch back properly tuned and maintain strings and cables and it wil last u a lifetime . i belive they carry a lifetime warranty even if u blow it up by accident as long as u dont BS them ur covered .
Pre practice each year and before I hunt I check all bolts to make sure of just that situation, I hate rattles and harming a bow is bad too, unless that is the reason you need to get a new one past the wife.
Post by deadeyedon89 on Feb 5, 2016 18:08:57 GMT -5
Yes, this is a very common thing to come loose..... the "smaller cam" that you speak of is called a "module". the module is what determines the draw length on your bow..... one small dot of blue lactate will stop this from happening again.
Post by davesonic444 on Feb 20, 2016 10:46:40 GMT -5
If it splintered i would find the beginning of the splinter and file it down to the end of damage. Then get some slow set epoxy and fill in the damaged part of the limb. I have a Bowtec 81st Airborne 60#s that had a splintered limb and i did the repair 5 yrs ago. I shoot light arrows and get about 340 fps from this bow. The repair shows no sign of deterioration with 1000's of shots. Dave