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Did lube

Post by gundog » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:27 pm

Bought a block crossbow target today. Boy do the arrows stick in. What are you folks using for arrow Lube?
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Post by Boo » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:51 pm

I hold all the arrows in one hand and spray the first few inches with silicone. It's fast and it works.
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Re: Did lube

Post by gundog » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:10 pm

Do you think there is any chance of affecting the carbon structure with lube. I know it's a stretch but I was thinking silicon spray might soak In?
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Re: Did lube

Post by wheelie » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:26 pm

I have a big jug of "Gas leak detector" and it is to thick to use on gas pipe so I fill my empty Woodys arrow lube jar with it for my arrows. I see no difference between the two except the gas leak detector glows in the dark. :lol:

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Post by Boo » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:15 pm

gundog wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:10 pm
Do you think there is any chance of affecting the carbon structure with lube. I know it's a stretch but I was thinking silicon spray might soak In?
Nope!
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Re: Did lube

Post by hankenhunter » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:17 pm

Use acetone, and a rag to remove the graphics on the arrows. Wont hurt the carbon shafts and will greatly increase ease of removal. Using silicone after removal is icing on the cake. Trust me, you'll thank me later.
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Re: Did lube

Post by okie143 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:32 pm

I use the same rail lube I use on my crossbow. I also use the string wax.
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Post by L. E. Carroll » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:17 am

I remove all graphics with acetone and follow up with a coat of carnauba car wax, then finally wiping them off and sllghtly polishing the shaft after they look to have a dry glaze ...
I have found this works pretty well for me and leaves no mess behind on my rails.

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Re: Did lube

Post by gerald strine » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:05 am

I go to 3d shoots and use a bar of scent less hunters soap and use it on the shafts it helps and does not stink up your bow.
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Post by BrotherRon » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:50 pm

I use a rag target and my arrows are easily removed with 2 fingers. :wink:
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Post by newbie » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:11 pm

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Re: Did lube

Post by janesy » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:24 pm

I find it makes a world of difference if you pull the arrow out at the same angle it went it. Seems obvuous, but if you are stand shootig down over a distance, or uphill. The angle makes it impossible to pull.
The trick is to give it a quick jerk and then steady pressure and they slide back out
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Re: Did lube

Post by gundog » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:49 pm

Ok I'll acetone the arrows and try silcone spray. Seems simple enough.
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