My bow smells like my case

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  1. Mjenk5150

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    I got a new case for Christmas for my PSE Stinger X which I have had since about September. I've noticed my bow has been smelling like the case (that new case smell) since I've put it in there. I haven't been shooting much lately due to sports and weather, so I haven't been able to take it out much. In just letting it air out on the ground right now, and the case is open airing outThe case is a SE Pro 44. Any ideas on how to fix my bow smelling???
     
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    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    Ozone treatment.
     
  4. ChuckC

    ChuckC Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Spray the heck out of the foam and everything with a spray like Dead Down Wind and then let it dry.
     
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    I left my new case open outside on the porch for a month before I used it.
    I'd spray it with a scent killer spray and leave it open.
     
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    Get a pair of nylons and fill them with leaves that are dry and put it in the case and zip it shut.
    after a few weeks take it out and spray the entire case down and let it air out.
     
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    Take it out, hang it in the garage near the spilled oil and gas. Nah, just kidding.. I'd leave the case hang open for a good week and then marry up any of the above ideas. If you're hunting a cedar plot, then these would be appropriate to store along with your rig.
     
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    You could try activated carbon pads
     
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    ShaneB22 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I agree with sota but if you can't do ozone treatment then I would try out putting a white oak wafer in there like Me53 said. Now that season is over in most places at least I wouldn't worry about it if you're not hunting, it will go away eventually.
     
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    Spray it down good with Dead Down Wind.
     
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    I use scent killing spray, soap, laundry detergent, etc religiously so I am in no way opposed to scent control. But am I the only one that thinks this might be taking things to far? At first I thought you posted this to see how many grown men you could get to smell their bow case( I smelled mine). After reading all the serious responses I'm left wondering if I'm the only archer who hasn't noticed this.
     

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