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Old 12-26-2016, 06:54 PM
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Default Would you shoot this limb?

I went to take my bow off of the bow tree down at the range and noticed a small chunk of the "carbon fiber" was missing? Is this structural? Is this limb still safe to shoot?

The peg on the bow tree was a little old, but I was very careful. I guess it's time to invest in a bow stand. Brand new Hoyt 720's I got for Christmas too... =[
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Old 12-26-2016, 06:56 PM
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Curious so tagging.
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Old 12-26-2016, 07:29 PM
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I would send that picture to Hoyt! Curious as to the white "glob"?
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Default Re: Would you shoot this limb?

Larry, I think that is the core.

I have never had a chip that deep but on small dings I put some super glue on it and have good luck. I don't know how cross weave carbon handles with chips?
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Default Re: Would you shoot this limb?

I'd keep shooting and monitor them. If they fail, file warranty claim and maybe get some 840s for replacement

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Old 12-26-2016, 07:42 PM
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Default Re: Would you shoot this limb?

"White glob" appears to be flash reflection.
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Yes, the large white blob is the reflection of the lamp above.
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Default Re: Would you shoot this limb?

I mean the one at the bottom of the hole where the chip came out. Doesn't look continuous.
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Default Re: Would you shoot this limb?

OK. Here's a close-up of the "core." Thanks for looking!
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Default Re: Would you shoot this limb?

Put a fork in em, their done.
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Is it possible it has been hit with an air rifle pellet or something similar? Maybe you could fill it with some epoxy resin, but I wouldn't shoot it without wearing safety glasses at least.
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Default Re: Would you shoot this limb?

It's strange that the whole is so round, but I can't imagine it being shot. I don't own a pellet gun and they aren't allowed down at the range...
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Default Re: Would you shoot this limb?

It looks like a hunk of resin. Typically, wovens are produced at stage2 and the resin softens to flow stage when pressed with heat at a proper temp. That looks like a resin rich area where the resin pooled instead of fully wetting that area.
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Send um back to Hoyt
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Default Re: Would you shoot this limb?

That's pretty weird in a number of ways.
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