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    I was out shooting this afternoon, and when I was done I put the bow away and a few minutes later heard a loud noise in the basement, so I go to find out what happened, and the bow string had snapped. How do I figure out if I have any damage to the bow. I would imagine it can't be good for the string to let loose like that, or is it OK? The cable was still intact, just the string had snapped.
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    That's strange, how old was the string?
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    I don't know. I got the bow from a friend in September, when he upgraded to a TR2. For all I know it could be the original.
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    One way you can check the limbs for damage is to run a cotton ball all over the front and back surface. If there are any splinters or cracks starting or have developed they will tend to snag small strands of cotton, making them more easily visible. You can also do the same thing over the riser. From what I've seen and read the limbs are more likely to have been damaged than the riser, if there is any damage to any part of the bow.
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    Also you can check the limbs by using a magnifying glass and a good light. This is the way we have gone over ours. And have found any issues.

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    The cams and/or the axles could be damaged,too. I see you're in Knox, bring the bow up to Brown's Archery in Schenectady for a look. Bob's a great guy, been selling Martins along time; probably sold that bow to your friend.
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    an attempt to show pics of the damage. I am keeping the pics large to show detail.
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    The limb looks like it would be ok. But it is hard to tell from that pic on how deep the damage is. I personally would bring it to a martin dealer and have him to look at it. This will give you an idea on what you have to fix and what not.

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