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#834916 - 07/23/08 07:16 PM Cranking down a 50 to 60lb bow??
TTU97
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Hello...I've got a buddy who is looking for a bow for his son. How far down poundage wise can a 50 to 60 pound bow usually be reduced? Thanks
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#834984 - 07/23/08 07:38 PM Re: Cranking down a 50 to 60lb bow?? [Re: TTU97]
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It's best to stick with what the manufacture rates the limbs, so in this case, your safest bet is 50 lbs.
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#834989 - 07/23/08 07:39 PM Re: Cranking down a 50 to 60lb bow?? [Re: TTU97]
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Safely?....50 pounds
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#836208 - 07/24/08 01:18 PM Re: Cranking down a 50 to 60lb bow?? [Re: f1maxis]
POSSUM HUNTER
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check and see if you can order limbs with a lower poundage?
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#837070 - 07/25/08 06:21 AM Re: Cranking down a 50 to 60lb bow?? [Re: POSSUM HUNTER]
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50 lbs. Cranking out limb bolts too far can be risky . Most bows perform best at their maximum weight range , so it's better to buy a bow that can be cranked up to his maximum draw weight .
Correct draw length is very important too . ;\) It's better to buy a bow that fits him properly and can be adjusted as he grows .
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#837146 - 07/25/08 06:51 AM Re: Cranking down a 50 to 60lb bow?? [Re: POSSUM HUNTER]
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 Originally Posted By: POSSUM HUNTER
check and see if you can order limbs with a lower poundage?
good advice
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#837370 - 07/25/08 09:11 AM Re: Cranking down a 50 to 60lb bow?? [Re: Seminole39]
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A good used Jr bow might also work...that's what I started two of my sons on and they both killed deer with them
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#839486 - 07/26/08 09:48 PM Re: Cranking down a 50 to 60lb bow?? [Re: Coach]
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PSE Nova bows are great bows for kids. Bought one for my wife 20lbs to 30lbs.
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