QUOTE (Stick&String @ Feb 9 2010, 02:54 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=250088
How do you guys store your bows during the off season? I have a problem with the bolts heads on the sight and rest getting a little rusty. What do you guys do to prevent this?
QUOTE (bearclaw @ Feb 9 2010, 03:22 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=250096
Though probably unwarranted I didn't use petro based oils for the smell factor and used a qtip and olive oil or whatever is in the pantry.
Before hunts I would do the same as well. But I never have "stored" a bow. Shoot it as often as possible, which without the rain is about 5 days a week year round.
We have been getting some pretty solid rain here lately and I have been trying to work as much as possible due to screwed up finances so my bow has been hanging on my wall for about 2 months.
I try to shoot every day at least 10-15 shots just to prataice form...the bow hangs on a hook in the garage but I do use a cooking oil on a q-tip on all the bolt about once a month just to keep the rust down...If i know that i won't be shooting or going out of town it goes in the safe...