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Bow bolt installation

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Buckdancer 21-Sep-22
[email protected] 21-Sep-22
Buckdancer 21-Sep-22
[email protected] 21-Sep-22
flint kemper 21-Sep-22
Buckdancer 22-Sep-22
Buckdancer 22-Sep-22
Andy Man 22-Sep-22
Rick Barbee 22-Sep-22
Buckdancer 22-Sep-22
Buckdancer 22-Sep-22
Droptine 22-Sep-22
Eskanto 22-Sep-22
Buckdancer 23-Sep-22
Jim 23-Sep-22
Rick Barbee 23-Sep-22
David McLendon 23-Sep-22
boatbuilder 23-Sep-22
fdp 23-Sep-22
[email protected] 23-Sep-22
Archre167 23-Sep-22
Buckdancer 23-Sep-22
Buckdancer 23-Sep-22
Buckdancer 23-Sep-22
Buckdancer 23-Sep-22
Buckdancer 23-Sep-22
Eskanto 23-Sep-22
[email protected] 23-Sep-22
flint kemper 23-Sep-22
Andy Man 23-Sep-22
Buckdancer 23-Sep-22
Patrick 23-Sep-22
Carcajou 24-Sep-22
From: Buckdancer
Date: 21-Sep-22




Did anybody have a slightly off Bow bolt installation by Robertson

From: [email protected]
Date: 21-Sep-22




? Robertson made Connexion Hinges? Are you asking for a how-to for bow bolt installation? I wrote installation articles for both for TBJ I can send you a copy of that's what you need?

From: Buckdancer
Date: 21-Sep-22




Nope just wanted to know if they received a bow that’s the installation was screwed up

From: [email protected]
Date: 21-Sep-22




Ahh.Any pictures sometimes they are real stuff at first.

From: flint kemper
Date: 21-Sep-22




Light coat of string wax or lip balm to the flat mating surfaces if

It is off slightly. As stated above they are stiff for a while. Does it not seat all the way when assembling it? Photos would help.

From: Buckdancer
Date: 22-Sep-22

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From: Buckdancer
Date: 22-Sep-22

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Here it is

From: Andy Man
Date: 22-Sep-22




why I like a one Piece or at least one like BW or NM do

From: Rick Barbee
Date: 22-Sep-22




From the picture, I am assuming the gap is at the front of the handle?

I wonder if you could cut a piece of hard material to fit in there, that would fill the gap, possibly level out the connection, and keep it from rocking. Kydex maybe?

Rick

From: Buckdancer
Date: 22-Sep-22




Hi Rick yep it’s in the Front of the handle there is no give to the components there solid. I just think the Mail end is off . I’m going to whack it with a hammer ??. Not really.

From: Buckdancer
Date: 22-Sep-22




Hi Rick yep it’s in the Front of the handle there is no give to the components there solid. I just think the Mail end is off . I’m going to whack it with a hammer ??. Not really.

From: Droptine Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 22-Sep-22




I had a Toelke pika with the bow bolt and it had a gap similar to that in the front. I asked them about it and they said that was normal. Loves the bow but didn’t like that gap.

From: Eskanto
Date: 22-Sep-22

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I talked to Dan Toelke about that gap at the back side of the bow a long time ago... if I remember right, he said it is normal specs and recommended by the bowbolt manufacturer. You should be able to slip the edge of a thin sheet of paper in that gap. All of mine have that... It is fine and none of mine have ever changed over the years (the pic is one of mine)... it has never bothered me or affected my shooting and I never even think about it. Hope this helps.. you can always call the bowyer if you're still worried.

From: Buckdancer
Date: 23-Sep-22




Thanks eskanto ?? I’ll repost my Robertson.

From: Jim Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 23-Sep-22




Dan, at the price he charges for the bow it should be perfect! Call him and I'm sure he will make it right.

From: Rick Barbee
Date: 23-Sep-22




I bet that's why a lot of them went to those roll up rubber grip wraps.

Rick

From: David McLendon
Date: 23-Sep-22




I had a bow-bolt bow made by Gregg Coffey and it was perfect, it was hard to tell it from a 1 piece.

That gap would be something that my eye would go to every time I looked at the bow. I would call them about it, because it's not supposed to be like that.

From: boatbuilder
Date: 23-Sep-22




That's not acceptable.

From: fdp
Date: 23-Sep-22




That would drive me nuts.

It would NOT be acceptable to me either. Not on a pricey new bow.

Did you get hold of the Robertson folks?

From: [email protected]
Date: 23-Sep-22




its not the bolt its the spacer piece can you post a photo of the open ends please

From: Archre167
Date: 23-Sep-22




I picked up a used Coywolf that had the same gap. It shot fine and did not have any noise at the shot and seemed solid. I have Java Man and Toelke bows with the same bolt and the handles are smooth ,flush and perfect. As stated above, it drove me nuts every time I grabbed that bow I would see that gap and wonder.

From: Buckdancer
Date: 23-Sep-22

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Well the bow is 3 years old and I don’t think he would accept the warranty anyway it’s too heavy for me and I’d rather not fix it just sell it I’ll take a picture of the bow

From: Buckdancer
Date: 23-Sep-22

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Well the bow is 3 years old and I don’t think he would accept the warranty anyway it’s too heavy for me and I’d rather not fix it just sell it I’ll take a picture of the bow

From: Buckdancer
Date: 23-Sep-22

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Well the bow is 3 years old and I don’t think he would accept the warranty anyway it’s too heavy for me and I’d rather not fix it just sell it I’ll take a picture of the bow

From: Buckdancer
Date: 23-Sep-22

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Well the bow is 3 years old and I don’t think he would accept the warranty anyway it’s too heavy for me and I’d rather not fix it just sell it I’ll take a picture of the bow

From: Buckdancer
Date: 23-Sep-22

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Well the bow is 3 years old and I don’t think he would accept the warranty anyway it’s too heavy for me and I’d rather not fix it just sell it I’ll take a picture of the bow

From: Eskanto
Date: 23-Sep-22




The gap is so small that when handling/shooting the bow, the only way you notice it is if you hold it up to a light background at just the right angle, otherwise I never see it. I just went and checked all my bow bolts and, sorry, but I was wrong saying they all have the gap.. I have two bow bolt super Ds with beavertail that both have the same gap. It was back when the first one was made that I had talked to Dan about it. I also have a chinook, pika, and whip bow bolts with standard grips and they have no gaps.. maybe it had something to do with the thin straight grip of the Ds that required the gap vs the much thicker high wrist grips of the other bows? Either way, I've never had a problem with any of them, they are all solid as a rock.

From: [email protected]
Date: 23-Sep-22




I think the thin micarta piece is probably not an even thickness.Or it could be modified to fit.

From: flint kemper
Date: 23-Sep-22




My Hurst Amiable bow bolt is flush no gap. It is all in the craftsmanship while building it.

From: Andy Man
Date: 23-Sep-22




had a Bighorn 50's style worse that that

the limb tips did not line up with the center of the bow- they re made it

From: Buckdancer
Date: 23-Sep-22




Hey Andy no wonder bighorn went out of business. ????

From: Patrick
Date: 23-Sep-22




I used to have a bow bolt 50s style recurve and sold it. Nothing dangerously wrong about it but it had a clear gap at the front of the riser. I put a piece of paper in it and every time I drew that bow, the paper would slide out which meant the connection moved a bit. For what I had paid, I couldn't stand keeping it knowing it did that.

From: Carcajou
Date: 24-Sep-22




Sadly, I see the final atttention to details by some bowyers , being overlooked.





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