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Old 05-30-2008, 03:27 PM
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I've been trying to justify a new bow, but really like my current one. My problem is, I got a bad elbow and can't keep pulling mine, even set at 60#. Have any of ya'll ever just bought and had new limbs installed ?

I've got the folks from Sportmans archery shop checking on prices. They're our local Reflex dealer. Reflex won't sell me the limbs, outright. Gotta go thru a dealer.

Any of ya'll got any Ideas on what I might be looking at dollar wise?


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Old 05-30-2008, 04:50 PM
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Not sure what the total cost would be, but it's likely cheaper than buying something brand new.
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Old 05-30-2008, 04:52 PM
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I would check on ebay or archerytalk classifieds. Good chance you can find what you are looking for there.
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Old 05-31-2008, 01:07 PM
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VA I don't know what the numbers are for replacement limbs are, then the labor that the shop would charge you.

I do know this:

Bowtech and Parker both have a program that will send replacement limbs to an authorized dealer for $50.00.

Cheri has a maxed out Diamond Edge which we will be looking to replace the limbs on when we get back from Texas. Our son Cale has a Parker Sidekick which is 1 and a half turns from being maxed out. Parker's program is called "Growing Up With Parker" and they will take his bow up to 60#'s. That's 2 Limb sets away for him.

We got the bows at BassPro because they do the work without the labor charges. That was HUGE for us.

I bring all this up because I really don't know much about this sport in comparison to some out here, but wouldn't replacing the limbs and paying the labor to do so be less out of pocket than buying a new bow outright?

Then of course you have the time spent adjusting yourself to the bow, and the bow to you. New shafts, (which you may end up having to get either way), etc.

I think it makes more sense to just upgrade the limbs.

Take that for what its worth.
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Old 05-31-2008, 02:57 PM
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Thanks to you all for your comments.

The guy in the proshop(sportsmans warehouse) has already offered to install and retune. I called a short while ago and he's waiting on his feller from corparate to get back to him. Hopefully, he'll hear something today or Monday.

I hope this works! Bowhunting this past year was a real kick for me and I want to keep doing it. Crossbows don't do much for me. With the prices being asked for them, I couldn't afford one of them anyways.

I'll let ya'll know when I find out...

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Old 05-31-2008, 05:57 PM
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I would buy new limbs, that way you know that they are good. The few $ you save on used would not be worth it to me.
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I bought a new set of 60# limbs for my trykon xl. my dealer charged me $150, and that was barely over his cost, and then it was $20 bucks to install. Either way, it was $170 for new limbs. it was like getting a new bow but not having to shell out the $1000+ to do it.
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Old 06-02-2008, 08:47 PM
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well frist of all go to a pro shop. and yes u can do that it will cost about $100.
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Old 06-26-2008, 10:23 AM
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Well, I finally got somebody to get me a price on the limbs for my bow. I orderd them Weds. nite. They cost me $150.00 freight and all. The bowshop is gonna install and tune it for me as part of the deal. I don't reckon I'm getting hurt too bad. Sure beats the price of a new bow.

I'll keep ya'll informed on the progress.
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Sure does beat the price of a new bow! I bet you cant wait to start shooting again.
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