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by lupien
Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hunting trip ruined because of shattered limb...
Replies: 74
Views: 12242

Re: Hunting trip..shattered limb...but Excalibur fixed it fo

Hey guys, Well i`m glad to say that I just received 2 brand new limbs!! Wow what great service! Thanks again Peter and Bill of course. Even though my first hunting trip sucked hard at least now I know that this was probably my own fault and I know to keep it away from any heat at all times. So i`m m...
by lupien
Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hunting trip ruined because of shattered limb...
Replies: 74
Views: 12242

Re: Hunting trip ruined because of shattered limb...

Well I did read in the manual that excessive heat could damage a limb. But i thought it might make the limb weaker therefore losing FPS in your crossbow. I really had no idea that it could actually break the limb...although I assume this happens only when the crossbow is cocked (which mine was) But,...
by lupien
Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hunting trip ruined because of shattered limb...
Replies: 74
Views: 12242

Re: Hunting trip ruined because of shattered limb...

I just got a reply from Excalibur and they will replace my limbs. They mentioned that for the break to be against the grain of the fiberglass like that it could only happen from some sort of trauma or fatigue caused by excessive heat. I`m not sure what temperature is considered excessive heat but ma...
by lupien
Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hunting trip ruined because of shattered limb...
Replies: 74
Views: 12242

Re: Hunting trip ruined because of shattered limb...

Have to ask, is it possible you (or someone) accidently scored the limb at the point of the break sometime earlier, possibly days, even weeks before? Something that stands out in your mind that could have been the root cause of this? Anyways, Excal won't care either way, they'll just fix you up and...
by lupien
Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hunting trip ruined because of shattered limb...
Replies: 74
Views: 12242

Re: Hunting trip ruined because of shattered limb...

Its odd, the claw is down, but the string flung off the bow. Its strange that the end of the string would pull through the closed claw, not impossible , but strange. What are the scratches on the bow by the claw caused from? I bet if you had contacted excalibur you would have had a set of new limbs...
by lupien
Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hunting trip ruined because of shattered limb...
Replies: 74
Views: 12242

Re: Hunting trip ruined because of shattered limb...

M&M wrote:have you gotten ahold of excalibur yet? and what did they tell ya?

Not yet cause im at work but i`ll try to get a hold of them during my lunch break or something. I`ll keep you all posted.
by lupien
Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hunting trip ruined because of shattered limb...
Replies: 74
Views: 12242

Re: Hunting trip ruined because of shattered limb...

sorry to hear about your bow, but at least its just the bow that got injured. Could the limb have been damaged during transport to camp? i know i have a few buddied that are always in a hurry when heading to camp, and don't look where they throw their gear or onto what they throw it. Do you have a ...
by lupien
Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hunting trip ruined because of shattered limb...
Replies: 74
Views: 12242

Re: Hunting trip ruined because of shattered limb...

I had a blade failure today while moose hunting.Found my string not centered when drawn.By checking further, I notice the right hand blade has many lines across the blade like delamination. Right away I undraw it and found the inside of the blade to be rought when I pass my hand on it.Never had a d...
by lupien
Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hunting trip ruined because of shattered limb...
Replies: 74
Views: 12242

Re: Hunting trip ruined because of shattered limb...

I really don't think I banged it anywhere to cause a week spot. Well I really doubt it anyways...

When I first got to the hunting camp I put a new string on and took around 5 shots with it in my target and POI was the same as when I last adjusted my scope.
by lupien
Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hunting trip ruined because of shattered limb...
Replies: 74
Views: 12242

Re: Hunting trip ruined because of shattered limb...

Hey there lupien, Really tough story... Sorry to hear about what happened to you but glad you're okay, things could have been much worse. I noticed in your picture that you still have your dissipator bar pads on; you should take them off before they get crushed and you have an additional cost to ge...
by lupien
Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hunting trip ruined because of shattered limb...
Replies: 74
Views: 12242

Re: Hunting trip ruined because of shattered limb...

Here is a couple of pics I took while in the hunting camp. http://i621.photobucket.com/albums/tt299/lupienp/Crossbow/Hunting2010056.jpg http://i621.photobucket.com/albums/tt299/lupienp/Crossbow/Hunting2010053.jpg http://i621.photobucket.com/albums/tt299/lupienp/Crossbow/Hunting2010054.jpg http://i62...
by lupien
Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hunting trip ruined because of shattered limb...
Replies: 74
Views: 12242

Re: Hunting trip ruined because of shattered limb...

sumner4991 wrote:How many inches of the limb are gone?
I`ll measure tonight to confirm but I`m guessing around 3"
by lupien
Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hunting trip ruined because of shattered limb...
Replies: 74
Views: 12242

Re: Hunting trip ruined because of shattered limb...

My buddy should be dropping by my place in a couple of days so I asked him to bring the string over. I will look at it closer and let you know. I`ll wait till a get it back before contacting Excalibur so they have more to look at to try and understand this.
by lupien
Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hunting trip ruined because of shattered limb...
Replies: 74
Views: 12242

Re: Hunting trip ruined because of shattered limb...

Thanks, Well I just got an update. I texted my buddy letting him know that odds are the string broke I guess making it act just like a dry fire and broke my limb and that nobody here had ever heard of a limb breaking for no reason. Tried to help is paranoia. Well he just texted me back and said he f...
by lupien
Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hunting trip ruined because of shattered limb...
Replies: 74
Views: 12242

Re: Hunting trip ruined because of shattered limb...

Makes sense. I will give my buddy a call tonight when I get home to find out if he found anything. I gotta be honest I didn't look around for it for too long cause I was pretty pissed off and wanted to go back to camp for a beer asap..lol (ok...maybe more then 1)