I take mine apart easy right now, but that's because the string broke and I haven't gotten out to get the new one put on yet. But there are portable bow presses out there that are pretty much the only other way for us common folk to break them down.
I made a homeade press out of wood and a ratchet strap. I took a 2x8 flat on the ground and spaced two 2x6s straight up about 8 iinches tall for the limbs to wrest on and then take ur strap and run it around the 2 x 8 and the bows riser and start ratcheting till the limbs get loose and the string comes off
Asking for trouble with the ratchet strap in my opinion. Get yourself a bowmaster as posted above. There's one in our boat at all times.. Handy little tool. Works great in a pinch.. Used it on countless occaisions.
most, MOST, modern bows have long enough limb screws that you can turn them down far enough to take the string and cables off without a press. I have 2 bows out of 9 that I can not do that on. Of the 2 I can't, 1 is a PSE, the other is an old Proline. BUT, I do have a press that I use in my archery room, and a cable press I take on hunting trips.
Well I recently encountered this problem!! I stuck the hooks of the ratchet strap thru the cams and turned them enough to get my string back on... I'm sure this isn't a great way to do it.. But oh well.. Do what ya gotta do!!
If you're changing a string out draw the bow and have someone just stick a short dowel rod in the cams end ease it down.. Then when you're fished.. Just draw the bow and cant it sideways!
I always keep a ratchet strap on the boat for emergencies. Obviously, it's a far cry from a bench top press, but it can save a trip when used carefully. The ratchet strap will even work on a split limb bow with the Bowmaster Split Limb adapter brackets. Compressing the limbs are no problem- it's the let-down process that can get you in trouble. But, if you take your time, it works great.
I agree a ratchet strap is a great idea... just thought it was funny that someone actually cut some brackets and attached a ratchet strap to it and is charging that much when you could make your own for a hell of a lot cheaper
Hey everyone. I just put a new string on my swampit and trying to tune it. It hits knock high and right unless i turn it down to 30lbs then it shoots great. Is 50lbs just to much for the ams carbon or white shafts?
I have probably tuned 100 hunting bows over the years so I'm not new to tuning...
A buddy of mine took his bow apart to repaint it and now he can not get the cables and string back on right. He did this however without a bow press so any information I can relay to him will help. He has watched a dozen youtube videos on what to do and is still having a hard time.