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Old 03-12-2009, 07:56 PM
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ok so i got a friend that got this recurve at a yard sale cause she thought it was cool and doesn't even use it so she was gonna sell it to me... it is a york archery super crest... its the 66" model. it says it is 30#... i have a draw length of 28" would the draw weight only be 30# for that length? i was thinkin about usin this bow as just a target bow and maybe a bowfishing bow. My friend was gonna sell it to me for $25... should i buy it or is it just not really worth it? as you can probably tell i dont know about traditional stuff, im more of a compound guy, but i thought i might give it a chance..... so let me know what yall think...

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Old 03-13-2009, 01:05 AM
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It's probably going to be 30lb @ 28"

But you say your a compound guy with a 28" draw.

If you draw a compound 28" you will only have a 27"-26.5" trad draw lenght.

Most people will loose from 1" to 2" switching from wheels to trad.
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Old 03-13-2009, 04:35 AM
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And (kanga correct me if I am wrong) you will lose about 3 lbs. draw weight per inch of draw lenght below 28" and vice versa for above 28"
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Old 03-13-2009, 05:59 AM
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And (kanga correct me if I am wrong) you will lose about 3 lbs. draw weight per inch of draw lenght below 28" and vice versa for above 28"

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That is correct 3 to 4lbs
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Old 03-13-2009, 06:04 AM
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Im learnin Russ Im learnin.
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:57 AM
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To determine the amount of poundage to add or subtract per inch, take the bows draw weight at 28" and divide by 20.
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:19 AM
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thanks for the info guys.... so is there any way that i could up the poundage...? im guessing no but i thought i would ask anyways. so do you guys think i should get it if im just gonna be shooting it for fun? im not gonna really be hunting with it so i dont really need a high poundage but it would be nice...

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Old 03-13-2009, 10:07 AM
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To tell you the truth, if you are just beginning trad, and you do not expect to hunt with it this year, your bow will be the perfect weight. I often still practice with a 30 pound bow and love it.

You'll find that there are a few things you can do to improve performance like shortening the brace height, but in doing so you will also invite other less favorable things into the picture.
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:23 AM
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To tell you the truth, if you are just beginning trad, and you do not expect to hunt with it this year, your bow will be the perfect weight.
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Old 03-13-2009, 02:50 PM
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so im guessin you guys are sayin to get it??? is it worth the $25???
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