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Old 05-24-2004, 06:45 PM
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Does anyone else tune up the brace height on longbows and recurves? This is always the first thing I do to a new bow is make a new string. Just wondering.
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Old 05-24-2004, 10:04 PM
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Yup I play with my brace height. Like to have the bow as quiet as I can at as low a brace as possible.

I am unsure why bowyers have a minimum brace height recommendation.
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Old 05-24-2004, 11:44 PM
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Yep--one way to get the most out of your bow--quieten it down before you add the silencers, help get rid of handshock too.

I think there is a recommended lowest point because too low can stress the limbs and riser too much, and some folks just don't know where to start.

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Old 05-25-2004, 11:20 PM
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Each bow will have a cetain BH where the bow shoots the best and is not AS noisy.

Regardless of how low a BH a bow will tolerate, I have always found, for my draw-length, if I get below 7 1/2" brace, the bow is too noisy and I can feel the shock much more. One older Bear I have pulls and shoots extremely nice at an 8" brace. I do not want the limbs over-flexing.
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Old 05-26-2004, 10:38 AM
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c903, what does over-flexing do to the bow?

When I build a self bow I start by BH so my feathers just clear the riser. Usually about 6 - 61/2 inches.
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Old 05-26-2004, 05:10 PM
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what does over-flexing do to the bow? over-flexing puts stress on the limbs and could possibly break them. that us why it is recomended to never let anyone with longer draw length than yours shoot your selfbow.
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Old 05-27-2004, 11:42 AM
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Bowhunter, I understand that from a self-bow point of view. I have broken a couple. But I thought he was referring to my question regarding minimum brace height.

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