How to Pack & Ship a Bow

 

And be sure to watch the video below on how to get your bow OUT of this tubing when I send it back to you!

To ship a bow safely, you must make sure it is properly protected. My favorite way to securely ship a bow is to put it first inside a PVC plastic tube, and then inside a triangular shipping tube.

Go to Home Depot, or some other sort of building materials store, and purchase a 34" length of 1 1/2" or 2" PVC schedule 40 or SDR 21 ( 3/16") with two 1 1/2" or 2" matching size slip-on caps. You can usually get someone at the hardware store to cut the pipe to length for you.

Put a bit of crumpled paper inside one cap, and slip and twist that cap onto one end of your tube. It's necessary to provide some sort of padding inside the caps so that your bow doesn't rattle back and forth and break the tip in transit.

Wrap your bow in tissue or other soft material, and place it inside the capped pipe. Put a bit of crumpled paper inside the other cap and gently slip that cap on.
Wrap the tube in more paper to keep it from banging around inside the box, and place it inside a  triangular USPS priority shipping  tube.

Thoroughly tape both ends of the cardboard mailing tube, as well as the lengthwise seam. If you forget to tape it shut, your bow can be lost in shipping! Tape it really well, all seams; both ends, and the long seam.

 



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