I have a Martin Bobcat that I assembled from a kit back around the mid 80's. I used it for a year or so in the back yard, lost interest and put it up. It's been a wall decoration in the spare room ever since. I have a renewed interest in shooting it now that I'm retired, have some property and plenty of spare time.
I have some questions and concerns that someone who is familiar with these old style compound bows might be able to help me with. First and most important is... is it safe to shoot? It appears to be OK and I have shot it a few times lately, but it's all original, including the string. I've read that replacement strings on compounds with steel cables should be dacron... true? Next, I only have a few aluminum arrows left... not in such good condition. Can I use carbon arrows? I'm not sure what weight the bow is, but for now I have the limbs backed off to the minimum (according to the manual, which I found archived on the Martin site).
Any tips, suggestions, or other info on this bow would be appreciated.
P.S. Where can I find a berger button, or the like?