Sitka Mountain Gear
"Dry Fire"
Contributors to this thread:
VMan 16-Apr-18
Mike the Carpenter 16-Apr-18
Spike Bull 16-Apr-18
K Cummings 16-Apr-18
JTV 16-Apr-18
From: VMan
Do you have to buy a set of limbs if only one limb is damaged?

Going out on a limb here and guessing you have a takedown bow and you dry fired it and either the upper or lower limb delaminated, correct? If so, it would be in your best interest to buy a new set of limbs seeing as you have no idea what is going on inside the “good” one. If the shock was enough to have you looking for new, Why chance it to save a buck (money AND deer)?

Limbs are 'matched" in that they are in the same ball park for flex. Buying one limb could mean an end to any equality the original limbs may have had. Having said that, you may not be able to buy only one from a manufacturer.

From: K Cummings
Can you give more particulars about the bow you're referring to?

Compound, recurve, longbow? ILF? Brand/Model?


From: JTV
you shouldnt just replace one, well, I guess one could but why .... they are sold in sets/ same deflection ... if one needs replace, go ahead and replace both ....

At least an honest post......If I've seen one post where somebody's "friend" dry fired the bow.....I've seen a hundred. I believe you should replace both limbs if in fact one is damaged. You will have tuning issues with limbs that are significantly mismatched. My experience is that most times your "friend" dry fires your bow it doesn't usually result in permanent damage.

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