After a Rainy Hunt

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Mnlc90
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After a Rainy Hunt

Post by Mnlc90 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:30 pm

What do you do with your crossbow after a rainy days hunt?

Any particular routine or things to watch out for?

Thanks.

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Re: After a Rainy Hunt

Post by ko4nrbs » Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:20 pm

I wipe down the rail and limbs with Teflon Spray and a soft cloth. Flush out the trigger with WD40 if I got pretty wet.
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Re: After a Rainy Hunt

Post by Normous » Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:00 pm

Dry off your Excalibur sensibly with a dry towel and DO NOT dry it near a heat source like a fireplace as you can damage your limbs and possibly injure yourself. Some have learned this the hard way. Not me, but years back there have been one or two posts on this forum about drying near a heat source and its consequences.
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Re: After a Rainy Hunt

Post by Boo » Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:50 pm

I leave mine in the bag for a few hours as to not accumulate more moisture from condensation (I do this rain or not). I'll then put a fan on the bow or use a boot drier that has 4 hoses.
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Re: After a Rainy Hunt

Post by xcaliber » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:00 pm

I shake mine like a dog. :eusa-liar:
I set mine on the stirrup with the scope side of the stock resting against the wall with a towel under it, then after a few hours wipe it down, and give the trigger a shot of WD-40.
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Re: After a Rainy Hunt

Post by longbow joe » Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:20 pm

Blow off with mild compressed air and l lay on a towel on top of my oil burner heater cabinet. (Its not hot just mildly warm) for a few hours speeds up drying.
Then wipe with window cleaner also cleaning scope lenses with a soft cloth. Rewax string. ,wd 40 on stock trigger, lighter fluid on Triggertec.
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Re: After a Rainy Hunt

Post by flightattendant100 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:39 am

What’s rain?

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Re: After a Rainy Hunt

Post by Normous » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:25 am

flightattendant100 wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:39 am
What’s rain?
Liquid sunshine.
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Re: After a Rainy Hunt

Post by Boo » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:40 am

Normous wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:25 am
flightattendant100 wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:39 am
What’s rain?
Liquid sunshine.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: After a Rainy Hunt

Post by janesy » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:55 am

Always so positive! That's why we luv ya Norm
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Re: After a Rainy Hunt

Post by newbie » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:56 am

Normous wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:25 am
flightattendant100 wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:39 am
What’s rain?
Liquid sunshine.
I thought that was beer?
Ive been trying hard lately to get my vitamin D.... maybe its the wrong way!.? :wtf:
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