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Postby lonegunman88240 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:03 pm

ok guys got the tips for my takedown bow and strung it up and it shoots great and pretty dang accurate, problem now is its a little light im guessing maybe 35 pounds? is there anyway i can modify the limbs to get another 10 or 15 pounds out of it? or does anyone make replacent limbs? once again any help is appreciated
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Re: increasing poundage

Postby lonegunman88240 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:19 am

hmmm well does anyone know of someone who can make replacement limbs?
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Re: increasing poundage

Postby Jim Casto Jr » Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:00 am

On a T/D you can use a pad to increase the preload and get some extra poundage, but I doubt you could safely get 10#'s You may be able to get extra limbs, but we'd need to know what brand bow you have. A picture of the fittings would be nice too.
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Re: increasing poundage

Postby KODIAK » Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:47 am

You could "pike" it. Take an inch or two off each limb, reshape and add tips. Not for the faint of heart. :D
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Re: increasing poundage

Postby Jim Casto Jr » Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:56 am

KODIAK wrote:You could "pike" it. Take an inch or two off each limb, reshape and add tips. Not for the faint of heart. :D



I did that once to a bow I built. It came in way too light so I cut 1" off each limb. Got too much weight. :D It's tricky.
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Re: increasing poundage

Postby KODIAK » Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:16 am

LOL Jim. I've thought about doing it but never had the nerve. :lol: Maybe I'll try it this winter. I've got a light bow that aint worth too much so if I screw it up I'm really not out anything.

Do you think taking an inch is too much to add 10 lbs? It's a 52" Kodiak Mag.


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Re: increasing poundage

Postby BK in TEXAS » Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:41 am

KODIAK wrote:LOL Jim. I've thought about doing it but never had the nerve. :lol: Maybe I'll try it this winter. I've got a light bow that aint worth too much so if I screw it up I'm really not out anything.

Do you think taking an inch is too much to add 10 lbs? It's a 52" Kodiak Mag.


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Kodiak....what's your draw length?
Making a short bow shorter might make it stack....you'd want to do a FD curve & look at the limbs @ full draw to see for sure.
Or heck, post over in the bowyers gallery...someone might have already tried it.

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Re: increasing poundage

Postby KODIAK » Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:21 pm

BK,

My draw length is 28" pretty much on the button. Believe it or not the limbs are the same length on the 52" Kodiak Magnums and 60" Kodiaks. The risers make up the length difference.

You're right though, it might stack but that would be half the fun! :lol:

I may post it on the bowyers gallery when I get ready to do it. Should be a hoot! :D
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Re: increasing poundage

Postby lonegunman88240 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:24 pm

its a bear target take down almost identical the the bear 76
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