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Old 01-23-2005, 06:43 PM
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One negative thing about this new bow however...[&:]

My vanes look like they've been through a meat grinder and I've had to replace several nocks. I'm so excited about those tight groups at 20 yards it's hard to force myself to shoot at different points on the target.

I'll probably have to do a lot of refletching before I learn my lesson and start shooting different points
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Old 01-23-2005, 08:05 PM
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Is that you in the picture? Your drawlength is about an inch too long. Or should I say, at least 1 inch. And your release is too long. So is your string loop. This all has you overstretched with your drawing arm out of alignment. The string is not supposed to be drawn back along the side of your face. Also looks like you have the palm of your hand into the grip. Definitely a NO-NO. Turn the hand out a bit, at about 20 degrees or so and shoot off the meat of the thumb, letting the bowhand relax. Fingers will naturally wrap around the bow some, but leave the grip loose. There is more but this is enough for now.

When looking at the bows in the "box" store such as Bass Pro you can always ask someone how much a certain bow can be adjusted. I know that many can change out a module. Martin bows, as a rule, can just change the position of the module on them over a 3" range. And they come with what they call a "mini-mod" to add 3" on the short side. I happen to work at a Gander Mt Store and the norm is always 29" draw and 60 or 70lb bows. But some such as Parker, Martin, Darton and such are very adjustable.

As for what weight to shoot? 60 is adequate for anything in N. America, but this is America where more is always better--if you know what I mean. Draw what you can handle without any struggle whatsoever. You'll be able to practice longer and more often, without having to deal with too much bow.
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Old 01-24-2005, 06:26 AM
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I shot at least 150-200 hundred arrows Saturday...even at the end I could draw the bow back an inch at a time with my pin on the sight. So at 70lbs I'm not overbowed.

Everything you said sounds correct, but I think you're looking at one of the older pictures on the first bow. On the later pictures with the Mighty Mite the draw is at 27" with no string loop and feel's great. It still might seem long to some, though I'm shooting accurately and I'd hate to drop off any more speed going down another inch in draw. Since the last pictures I've also shortened the release up about another 1/2" so that the trigger is "deeper" into my index finger.

My grip is still not the best, but I'm working on it. When I used the grip you describe on my last bow (28" draw, 1" string loop), my shooting when downhill BAD. With the Mighty Mite it doesn't seem to make much of a difference.
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