Hanging by a string - Woodsman757

Hello all, quick question. I know the BW owners manual recommends hanging a strung Widow horizontally by the string. Two questions: 1) Is it ok to hang a strung Widow with an attached bow quiver (I have a selway limb bolt) with 4-5 arrows attached or does that make it too heavy to store that way? 2) The owners manual doesnt give specifics but does anyone know an approximate length of time you can leave a Widow strung in between shooting sessions before it becomes detrimental to the bow? Thanks in advance!

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Chancey b.
February 10th, 2014 10:02:09am
I was told if you are shooting it atleast once a week to leave it strung. If you are not going to shoot it for a few weeks then to unstring it. Mine has a selway quiver with 4 arrows in it all the time and hasn't been unstrung except to adjust brace height,change string etc. for over two years. I never asked them if the quiver makes a difference. But it would be good to know. It hasn't hurt mine yet. If that helps. I know some guys that unstring as soon as their done shooting. I don't because they say most bows are damaged by the stringing and unstring. Some of it is a personal preference. I think long bows are different. Never asked about them don't own one.

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Chancey b.
February 10th, 2014 10:02:13am
I probably should have said improperly stringing and unstringing. The black widow guys are always more than happy to answer any questions I've asked. And I asked them that question over 2 yrs ago. So I'm working from memory here I could be off a little. They could explain it better.

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Mississippi bowhunter
February 10th, 2014 11:02:05am

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I think you will be ok with leaving the quiver on, just remove the arrows, the least amount of weight the better. I have been told by a few bowyers that more bows are damaged by stringing and unstringing.

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Toby @ BW
February 11th, 2014 08:02:25am

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If you have a quiver and arrows on your bow it would be better to hang the bow on pegs just past the riser on the limbs so that there is no torque on the limbs.

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Woodsman757
February 11th, 2014 07:02:23pm
Thanks for the replies. Toby, when my bow is hanging, the riser gently touches the door frame (hanging over a closet) and that keeps it hanging straight up and down even with the quiver/arrows attached. I that ok or does that still place to much torque on the limbs? Thanks!

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Toby @ BW
February 12th, 2014 10:02:58am

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The chances of it twisting the limbs are slim but hanging they other way would be better.
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