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farmcntry 12-18-2007 07:22 AM

My new bow
I'm thinking of getting a new bow. I have a Mathews right now and it's ok but I want more options in the future. I have back problems and will need a bow that is set around 60 or 65 lbs now and I can reduce the draw later on.

Question (which will show my lack of knowledge on new bows) do you always have to change the cam to get a lower/higher draw weight?? Is there a bow out there with an easier option?

GMMAT 12-18-2007 07:27 AM

RE: My new bow
Change the "cam"? Or...change the limbs (to get a lower draw weight)?

farmcntry 12-18-2007 07:34 AM

RE: My new bow


Change the "cam"? Or...change the limbs (to get a lower draw weight)?

Yeah, guys should know to read what I mean, not what I type!

Gundeck 12-18-2007 07:57 AM

RE: My new bow
I don't know if changing the limbs would be cost effective since it is not something that is normally done. You might be better trading in the newbow for one with a lower draw weight (when the time comes). Also, shooting may help keep those muscles healthy and you may shoot that bow for longer than you think. If you get a 50-60# now, that would give you the 60# right now (maybe even a little more) and then you can take that all the way down to 50# as needed.

quiksilver 12-18-2007 08:09 AM

RE: My new bow
High Country used to sell bows (the SSR line)equippedwith what was called a Perf-X cam. It was a one-cam system, but it was really a pretty cool setup:

The Perf-X cam was adjustable from 45 - 80#, and draw length could go from 25-32". All without changing modules or limbs.

The bows looked like tinkertoys, but they shoot really well. I think most of them barely weigh in at 3#.

It really was a nice setup, b/c you could essentially buy the bow, then give it to a 45#, 26" draw youth hunter without changing a thing. Then, as his draw length/weight increased, the bow could grow with him without buying new cams/modules/limbs.

One of those really great ideas that just slipped through the cracks and never caught on.

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