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    • MontanaFord
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      I’ve been watching e-bay lately for a decent bow at a small price, and currently found one that has stress cracks. I don’t know if the cracks are throughout the whole bow or just in the fiberglass, or what, but my question is this: Is there a way to fix this and is it cost-effective to do so? Any information would be helpful. Thank you.

      Michael

    • Hiram
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      I have fixed exactly one. It was a lite poudage recurve, and was stress cracked in the limb tip area. I used Brownells Acra glass, slow cure, and clamped it overnight. I then installed Micarta limb tips for strength. I would be afraid to recomend this fix on a Bow with more than 45 lbs. of peak draw weight due to the possibility of a injury coming from a shooting related accident. FF string etc. will put more pressure on the limb. The Bowyer that made it should make the accessment.

    • Chris Shelton
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      I have a shakespeare from the 50’s I believe, and it has minor stress cracks, and it is not that big of a deal. But I know what you are going through, it is hard to tell how decent the damage on those bows are just by looking at pictures.

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