Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    166
    Thanks
    52
    Thanked 18 Times in 17 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 5 Times in 1 Post

    Need bow press advice

    Picked up a bow press today on the cheap. Before I press my bow I'm looking for advice from those of u that know.....Does my bow appear compatible with this press. I've heard horror stories of bent risers and the like.



    Sorry for poor picture quality.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Loma Rica, Ca.
    Posts
    703
    Thanks
    23
    Thanked 53 Times in 46 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    From what I can see in the pic I don't think that style press handles parallel or beyond parallel limb style bows, could be wrong though. If it doesn't work it looks like it could easily be modified to handle parallel limb bows, AT has a ton of threads on press builds.
    Last edited by packer58; 02-12-2014 at 09:24 PM.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to packer58 For This Useful Post:


  4. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    166
    Thanks
    52
    Thanked 18 Times in 17 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 5 Times in 1 Post
    I'll check out archery talk. Thanks

  5. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    565
    Thanks
    120
    Thanked 121 Times in 114 Posts
    Congratulations
    3
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I am not positive that press will work for Par a limbs.....I have the EZ stlye press. Also, DO NOT press it like it is in the picture. You need the pressure to be on the limb tips, not where the riser meets the limbs.

    Do you have anyone local that you get to come assist you on your first few presses of a bow? Also, I used an old beater bow to learn everything on. Even if you have to pay $50-$75 for one at a pawn shop, it will be worth it to practice on all winter!!

    Good luck!

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to Cobbhunts For This Useful Post:


  7. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    659
    Thanks
    141
    Thanked 76 Times in 60 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Whoa!!! Not the right press for that bow!!! Great press but it will break that bow. You need a parallel bow press where they open up wider allowing the press to contact the limb tips.
    I hunt because......
    Check out my shops website!!! www.blackvelvetcustoms.com

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to wolftalonID For This Useful Post:


  9. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    166
    Thanks
    52
    Thanked 18 Times in 17 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 5 Times in 1 Post

    Need bow press advice

    Thanks guys. I won't press it. I put my sons Mathews genesis pro in it. And it fit like a glove. I will work on his bow. Tinker and learn. It needs new strings and cables.
    Last edited by Drelk; 02-13-2014 at 10:20 AM.

  10. #7
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Reno Nv
    Posts
    3,873
    Thanks
    725
    Thanked 485 Times in 333 Posts
    Congratulations
    4
    Congratulated 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Heck with the bow press (since I have no clue) impressive trophy room!
    I don't Break the rules, I Modify them.

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to Ikeepitcold For This Useful Post:


  12. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Jackson, CA
    Posts
    1,407
    Thanks
    146
    Thanked 99 Times in 95 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Ikeepitcold View Post
    Heck with the bow press (since I have no clue) impressive trophy room!
    I was thinking the same thing IKIC.

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to sjsmallfield For This Useful Post:


 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Looking for CO advice
    By Mazz Hunter in forum Mule Deer
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 03-14-2014, 04:13 PM
  2. What is a good home bench mounted bow press?
    By BrettFess in forum Bows, Arrows and Equipment
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 09-22-2012, 04:45 AM
  3. Advice/Thank You
    By labman in forum Everything Backcountry
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-30-2012, 07:05 PM
  4. Advice on a GPS
    By ElkTrout in forum Other
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 03-20-2012, 07:05 PM
  5. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-09-2011, 08:25 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •