Recurve and Traditional Bow Maintenance
This video shows you how to care for your traditional recurve bow or hunting bow, while hunting, after shooting, and in the offseason.
- The first thing you want to do is look for general integrity issues such as delamination, burs, or any other defects from wear and tear.
- Look your string over for cuts or frays.
- Always string your bow with a bow stringer tool, as other ways to string your bow could lead to integrity issues.
- Look over the limbs and the riser once the bow is strung to make sure everything is aligned properly.
- Never store a bow strung, take it down for storage.
- And last, but not least…do not dry fire a bow! This can include making sure you have the proper arrow weight as certain arrows that are too light could be in effect, dry firing the bow.