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Old 04-24-2007, 06:34 PM
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i have an old recurve made by fred bear. its called the green fox and i am having alot of trouble finding any info on it like how old it is or what length string i need for it. it is 56" long and has a 45# draw weight. thats about all i know. any info would be appreciated.
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Old 04-24-2007, 07:01 PM
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Try a search on the following site www.fredbear-online.com You could also try the guys on the Traditional Archery forum. Good luck
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Old 04-24-2007, 07:10 PM
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thanks alot ill check it out

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Read the post i left you in bowfishing forum
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Old 04-25-2007, 04:41 AM
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For a recurve, a string length that is 4" shorter than the ATA is a good place to start. Most will experiment with different brace heights to see where the bow shoots best and quietest. If you use modern string material, make sure the bow tips can handle it. Othewise, you have to go with dacron, which will continually creep, causing you to fiddle with twisting it on a continual basis.

I usually like to start around an 8" brace height and experiment from there.
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