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    Default Microfissures in lamination, cause for concern?

    Good day fellow archers,

    I went shooting a few weeks ago and notices small fissures in the bottom limb of my Hunter Recurve when I returned. Mind you the temperature outside was -10C (14F) outside, but I imagine the bow can handle the cold. There is no de-lamination of the fiberglass to the wood.

    Size of area affected is about 1/2" X 1/2".

    Any input would be appreciated, Thank you
    Stephen
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    As far as i could see from the pics it's not something you should worry about. If it becomes worse you can go to your dealer or call Martin customer service.
    2008 Martin MOAB - 45-60#, set at about 51-53# / 55#" Perfect Line" compound/ 55# Mongol horsebow/ 45# "Perfect Line" takedown recurve/ 45# Bearpaw Grizzly hunter recurve/ 55# Samick Longbow Cheetah ... and several homemade bows

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    Thanks Alex, I was thinking the same. I've shot after and the micro-fissures stay the same, no change in size or appearance.

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    Most likely it's only in the finish. If you're good at working with wood you can polish it and refinish the area (i can't say what Martin uses - some kind of varnish, but don't know what exactly). I'd leave it as it is now. Good luck!
    2008 Martin MOAB - 45-60#, set at about 51-53# / 55#" Perfect Line" compound/ 55# Mongol horsebow/ 45# "Perfect Line" takedown recurve/ 45# Bearpaw Grizzly hunter recurve/ 55# Samick Longbow Cheetah ... and several homemade bows

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    Default Microfissures in lamination, cause for concern?

    Saw this post for some time and never got around to replying. My old Fred Bear recurve had micro stuff from one end to the other and never once did I have a problem. Sold the bow sometime back and the guy is still shooting it.

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