SpookyThose little splinters are usually caused by bumping the edge of the limb on something hard. Then when you draw the bow back, it will splinter where it was bumped. On a compound, this isn't a problem. Just snip the splinter off and sand it a little then coat it with some super glue. But these newer crossbows are under a lot of preload and those little splinters are hard to manage and control.
You can snip it off, sand it a little and coat it with super glue. Then keep a close eye on it and see if the splinter stops growing or if the splinter wants to keep growing. It might get you by until you can get a new set of limbs in.
Idk about a crossbow seems like the consensus is this is a big deal. I have had a few minor limb splinters on my compound that a cut with a razor blade sanded and sealed with no I’ll effects but
1. The limbs are much larger
2. The limbs don’t stay under load for hours
3. The limbs stay under a much lower load
Interested to hear how many shots you have through it
And this is why I don't have one. "Hey, buy my crossbow, but as soon as you use it, you have to spend another couple hundred $$$$ on new limbs, then after you get it sighted in, buy more limbs." I shot my mini at least 50 times this weekend.The Ravin warranty states that you should have all the cables replaced every 2 years or 200 shots, which ever comes first.
I wouldn't touch it, other than to get it to a dealership and have the limb repaired/replaced.
Newer modern crossbows are built as "hot rods", engineered and designed to shoot just shy of a "dry fire". Another reason why I don't like the one that I own is that I can't enjoy shooting it, because it only has so many shots or shot life in it, before nearly everything has to be replaced.That is why I don't own one
And this is why I don't have one.
Sounds like you got a good dealer. Hopefully they take care of you and get you back in a tree.Y’all are freaking me out now…. It might have 50 shots on it, max. I did change the strings and cables on it a couple weeks ago myself, so I could’ve very well did something to cause it.
I just got off the phone with my bow shop. He’s ordering me new limbs. They should be here next week. This things like a bear trap waiting to go off when it’s not cocked. Crazy amount of stress on the limbs at all times.
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Newer modern crossbows are built as "hot rods", engineered and designed to shoot just shy of a "dry fire". Another reason why I don't like the one that I own is that I can't enjoy shooting it, because it only has so many shots or shot life in it, before nearly everything has to be replaced.
I called Ravin tech support and asked if there would be any warranty issues, if I built a heavier Ravin bolt so that the crossbow itself wouldn't be as loud, last longer and get the use of the stored energy in the limbs. They said that would be a great idea and they didn't have a problem with it. Adding weight tubes, brass inserts and heavier tip weights were all good ideas to them. It will definitely effect trajectory and the scope speed adjustment dial will have to be turned down to accommodate the slower bolt speed. I think this would be the way to go, if I were interested in shooting it more. However, I have my recurves and longbows to keep me entertained.
Crossbows have put a lot of people in the hunting woods and that's a good thing. Paying over a grand, like I did, is silly. I blame the commercial hype selling point of the "holy grail" of speed and flat trajectory. A person could get more shooting enjoyment out of a crossbow, if they purchased a slower speed model and/or one without the preloaded limbs. A standard limb without the wheels/cams would have a longer life span, be just as accurate and not need as much costly maintenance.