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    If you are shooting a bow maxed out on weight, do you leave the limb bolts turned down tight, or back them off just a hair? I have been told that you should always back the limb bolts off about 1/8th - 1/4 turn from full in. Also been told that they should be down fully. I noticed on one of my Onzas, that if I back the bolts off that 1/8th turn from full, my upper limb bolt seems to work it's way back out another 1/8th turn or so after a few dozen shots. Thought maybe it was due to vibration, but this is the smoothest shooting bow I have seen. No noise, no vibration, just smooth and quiet. Thanks for the input guys!
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    If im going to shoot my bow at max draw weight limbs bolts are in as far as they can go.

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    I shoot with the limb bolts snugged down.

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    Yep, snug them down. If you have issues with limb bolts backing out then there is some vibration. There has to be. You think that string/cable assembly just stops with no vibration? You just aren't feeling it. Do a search and you'll find a thread about using lock-down set screws in the barrel nuts. There are pictures of them.
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    Thumbs up Thanks for the heads up....

    Quote Originally Posted by SonnyThomas View Post
    Yep, snugged down. Not tight! I just sort test for snuggness - back off, run back in real easy until I feel it stop. That tight thing bothers me. Tight for one person is really puttin' the wrench to it for another person. I hate to have someone crush a limb with all the limb problems that exist.
    Just realized we have reached the day of using a torque wrench and foot pound specs for compound bows. I could see that torque effecting limb problems. Thanks Sonny for pointing that out.
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    Just nipped up, use one finger on the end of the wrench and pull for increased sensitivity. By using a single finger it stops you from putting too much pressure on the tool.

    Some bows are harder to tell, my mach x is terrible with no easily defined stop and four limb bolts so you can easily over tighten them.

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