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We would like to thank you for your purchase. If you have any questions of concerns please contact us via email at StickBowarch@yahoo.com. Or see us at www.stickbowarchery.com

Your bow is fully tested and was rated on a digital scale.  We under rate our bows by 2 to 4 pounds.  This is done so after the bow ‘settles in’, the numbers on your bow will be accurate. It is not uncommon for any wood bow to “lose” 1 to 3 pounds of draw weight when first being used, this also depends on local factors such as humidity and time of year.

When you first string your bow – leave the bow strung for a few minutes prior to pulling it. After 3 to 5 minutes give the bow a series of five ½ pulls and three ¾ pulls. Your bow is ready to fire. WE HIGHLY recommend ALWAYS following this procedure ANYTIME you string your bow for use!!! Failure to do this the very first time you string your bow after receiving it can result in limb failure and WILL void the warranty…..

There are a few simple things you need to do to keep your bow in top shape.

Staining and sealing the bow

BEFORE YOU seal and stain your bow - shoot the bow 50 times to assure there are no hidden defects. Wood bows can have internal flaws that can lead to a limb failure. PROVE the bow first... then carry on with staining and finishing. 

We use MiniWax (TM) to stain and seal our bows. You may use a Poly or lacquer based sealer/stain.

Simply apply the stain/sealer to the bow. Let dry - repeat if you want a darker look. Once the bow is dry then follow up with clear Sealer - we use wipe on polyurethane applying 3 coats. From there LIGHTLY rub the bow with 0000 steel wool being careful NOT to remove wood.  

1: Oil or wax your bow one to two times a year – or as needed. A simple paste wax, bees wax, or wood oil will do. Rub the oil/wax into the bow.  You do not need to use a lot. 

2:  Never leave your bow strung in direct sunlight for more than 30 minutes, or strung overnight. 

3: Never overdraw the bow beyond its rated draw length. If your bow is rated at 28 inches – NEVER draw it past this length. Doing so will void any warranty on the bow.  Although our bows ARE tested beyond the rated draw length it is not good for the bow and can cause limb fracture and breakage. 

4: The use of a bow stringer is HIGHLY recommended. Stringing the bow by bending it with legs or otherwise CAN cause limb failure. Bow stringers (such as ours) are an easy and safe way to string your bow. If stringing without the use of a stringer please use EXTREME care…

5: Modifying your bow in anyway will void warranty.  In the case of RTS (ready to shoot) bows you may seal/stain the bow and wrap the handle – sanding of the bow can cause bow to become un-tillered and lead to breakage. Sanding in any way WILL void any warranty.

Please understand our scale, your scale and the scale at the archery shop CAN VARY…

We are not liable for any damage, injury or death the user of our products may directly and/or indirectly inflict. Shooting and use of our products are at the user’s discretion and at the user’s own risk.

This bow is designed with a brace height of 5.5 to 6 inches MAX in the 68" tip to tip length and 5" in the 60" tip to tip length. 

This is the distance from the top of the handle to the string when strung. Anything more than this range will VOID warranty and can cause limb failure!

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