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Old November 13th, 2017, 10:19 AM #1
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Limb Split?

Hey All,

Picked up a new TenPoint this summer. While sitting in the tree this past Saturday, I noticed a split in the limbs on both the left and right side (same spot). Is this something youd continue to shoot? I have a feeling its a season ender for me.
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Old November 13th, 2017, 10:27 AM #2
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I'm no expert, but if that crack opens up and the limb lets go, it could be much worse than a season ender. Kinda looks like one of the laminations is coming unglued on both limbs.
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No way I would want to take a chance of that coming apart and getting hit in the face or eyes.
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No way I'd even think about risking that coming unglued on me.

I'd contact the factory.
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Yup you are done. Not only is it dangerous but it's also not ethical to use on game. The split means a loss of structural integrity in the limb. That translates into loss of power, and loss of accuracy. Each time the limb is cycled the split can grow at an unknown rate. That means your sights or point of impact are also constantly changing. It's like having a rifle with loose scope rings.

You might be able to get replacement limbs, swap parts over, the re-sight it. If it was new as you say then see what the manufacturer or vendor can do.
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Thanks for the replies. With a doe in the freezer already, it’s not the end of the world. Just a little frustrating to drop that amount of money on a new bow and see this with less than 100 shots. I’m just glad I noticed it when I did.

Picked it up in June from Green Top in VA. Going to give them a call, they are also an authorized TenPoint warranty center. Sent an email to TenPoint but haven’t heard back yet. Will keep you all posted!
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I agree with all and to quit shooting it. Send it in for Warranty repair. My buddy just bought a Carnage and the serving opened up where one of the string clips holds it. We talked about him using it until gun season and sending it back for a new string.

These bows are under such intense pressure to shoot as they do. This was your warning to not get hurt! Simple things can cause catastrophic failures.
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Hopefully they will replace it for free.... long story but I had the same thing happen to my fathers Excalibur xbow and they repaired for free in under a week. Hopefully you have a good experience like that.
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Concur with the group. Not safe. Good luck in your fight to get a replacement or refund... they absolutely should. That's an embarrassment for the manufacturer.
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100 Arrows Shot + Cracked Limb = Full Refund.

Then look at other manufacturers.

And good on you for inspecting your bow and finding the problem.
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