Limb bolt creep

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by J.Blay, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. J.Blay

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    I have a Hoyt Ultra Mag. I had limbsaver mini extremes installed on the limb bolts last year. This spring I noticed my limb bolts had creeped in when I installed a new rest. After adjusting the tiller and re-tuning, a few days later I checked the limb bolts and they were almost bottomed out again. My Hoyt dealer said the mini extremes transfer some of the vibration to the limb bolts. He doesn't recomend lock tight for alloy risers. He uses flethcing cement instead, so we tried it on the limb bolts. The problem is still there. It only takes 50 shots or so for the bolts to creep back in. I'm going to remove the outer dampening parts tonight and see if the problem persists. If the Hoyt guy is correct it should stop the creep. I hate to abandon the dampeners. Is lock tight really such a bad idea? Any experience and suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks, Jeff.
     
  2. J.Blay

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    Removing the dampener parts from the limb bolts ended the problem. I'm going to have the Hoyt guy look at it again tonight to see if he has found a solution that allows me to keep the mini extremes installed without limb bolt creep. The bow jump is twice what it was . I'm still as accurate as I was but the bow is more comfortable to shoot with the mini extremes. I'm still open to any ideas . Hasn't any one heard of this before? Thanks, Jeff.
     

  3. BUNNYMAN

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    what about teflon tape.....

    doesnt the Hoyt Ultra Mag have locking limb pockets??


    what about having the riser drilled and tapped to the side of the limb bolt to install a set screw??

    just some thoughts.....:noidea:
     
  4. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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  5. J.Blay

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    Thanks for the ideas. My bow is in the shop. I filed down a pair of nylon washers to match my tiller setting. They are being installed on the limb bolts, between the riser and the limbs. The Hoyt guy thought it was a good idea; worth trying. If the washers don't hold up, I will try the teflon tape idea next. I can do the drilling and tapping myself, but I consider the set screw idea a last resort. I'll bet it would work well though. Thanks again, Jeff
     
  6. J.C.

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    try some anti-sieze......:noidea:
     
  7. J.Blay

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    The nylon washers worked. Thanks bunnyman and JC for the suggestions.