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#6765896 - 05/16/17 04:13 PM Dusting off an "old" bow - questions
DFWpublichunter Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 01/31/17
Posts: 47
Loc: Dallas, TX
Hey everyone

I've had a bow for a few (5?) years now sitting in my attic. I want to start using the bow this upcoming deer season, but since it's been sitting, and I have only shot kid compound bows recreationally, I've got a few questions:

1) I'm left-handed (and left eye dominant) and the bow is right-handed. I've been told both ways I can wear an eye patch and use my right eye to sight, or I should trade this in and get a new bow. Opinions?

1a) Given the age of my bow, would there realistically be any resale value? (I will update this with product information later!)

2) What should I do to the bow to make sure the bow is fit for shooting?

2a) The bow has been sitting in the attic for the past years - will the summer heat have caused any issues? It's been in a hard case the entire time, so no UV damage. And what about the arrows that are currently with it?

3) Are there any accessories I should really consider getting if I don't already have them? I'm not sure what I have since it's been so long.

4) What should I use to determine arrow purchasing? I have some that came with it, but only a few.

If you have any other advice, let me know! And I know, of course, practice practice practice! I plan on shooting a lot this summer, I'm graduating college and have no job lined up, so I will have plenty of time to shoot arrows.

Thanks for the help!
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#6766062 - 05/16/17 07:16 PM Re: Dusting off an "old" bow - questions [Re: DFWpublichunter]
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I would have some concerns about a bow stored in an attic unless it was a temperature controlled situation. The extreme heat is not good.
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#6766093 - 05/16/17 07:38 PM Re: Dusting off an "old" bow - questions [Re: DFWpublichunter]
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Registered: 09/21/11
Posts: 281
Loc: Houston Tx
DO NOT PULL THAT BOW until you have it checked at an archery shop. Strings and cables may be compromised. You can severely injure yourself and the equipment. If this is NOT the bow you will be shooting just start over.

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#6766096 - 05/16/17 07:40 PM Re: Dusting off an "old" bow - questions [Re: DFWpublichunter]
Curtis Offline
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Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 7839
Loc: Gonzales, Texas
Agreed on the issues of heat and the attic. I would have that checked out first.

Having a bow that fits your correct draw length and is easy for you to shoot will make all the difference on your enjoyment of the sport.

Get you a job lined up first then go play with the toys. J/K. Congrats on graduation!


Edited by Curtis (05/16/17 07:41 PM)
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#6766170 - 05/16/17 08:43 PM Re: Dusting off an "old" bow - questions [Re: DFWpublichunter]
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Registered: 09/27/06
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Congrats on graduation up

Like the others said get it checked out before shooting heat can be bad on bows and strings.
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#6766175 - 05/16/17 08:44 PM Re: Dusting off an "old" bow - questions [Re: DFWpublichunter]
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As to left hand and eye dominate you will almost always shoot best using you dominate eye
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#6768766 - 05/19/17 01:11 PM Re: Dusting off an "old" bow - questions [Re: DFWpublichunter]
DFWpublichunter Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 01/31/17
Posts: 47
Loc: Dallas, TX
Thanks for the information guys! The heat was my main concern.

Cheers!
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#6768848 - 05/19/17 02:36 PM Re: Dusting off an "old" bow - questions [Re: DFWpublichunter]
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Registered: 06/14/15
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Trade it in or sell it and buy a left handed bow.

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