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    I want to use a 16 lb draw weight bow to focus on form, hook, release, etc. In addition, I hope this practice will help build strength after a long period of inactivity. What arrows should I use? The bow is a 66" takedown recurve and it can easily handle my 27.5" draw as it increases. Material...
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    I have a 25# Ragim Victor bow that was my first bow. I've sustained some shoulder injuries since then and have a bunch of health issues too. There's a finite limit to how much I can strengthen myself and I fatigue more easily than most people and my body simply doesn't operate like most people's...
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    Just out of curiosity, what draw weights are people shooting with barebow for 3D and targets?
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    Does anyone hunt with a thumb draw or thumb ring? If so what's your experience? I'm just curious.
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    I dont think I have a draw that long - but I would like to try a bow I could draw that far with out stacking. The affordable part comes in particularly because this its something I want to try more than something Im sure I intend to shoot long term. Im guessing the answer if a 25" ILF with...
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    I have a friend (I know it's startling) with a 32 inch DL. WONDERING if custom wood bows are built that accomodate the 32" draw length without exploding. IF you have experience with this, sing out with experience, and if easy tell bowyers that fall into the above category well? thanks in...
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    Hey all. Just wanted to reach out to my fellow long draw archers. I’m currently pulling back to 32 inches. Just wanting to hear what everyone is shooting! As well as any issues you may have had with certain setups or even custom wood bows!
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    Can anyone share good arrow setups for 3D? Currently shooting DAS with [email protected] limbs, DL 29.75”, 30.25” Easton trad 500, 50 grain insert, and 150 grain tip. Would maybe like to go lighter or with a bit longer arrow.
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    Howdy all! I'm really liking a 64" bow length. Given my 27" draw length, should I go with a 21" riser and medium limbs OR 23" riser and short limbs? I currently have a 21" and medium limbs. I'm curious what the other 27" draw length guys experience with short limbs. Stacking issues? Do you see...
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    Shot my first tourney this week, my new GT riser is sweet I tried to shoot as heavy as I dared as I didn't have any arrows under 650 spine, 32# was too much weight for me and arrow flight wasn't great, I was okay for 20 shots then things went downhill as I fatigued. A friend gave me some 780...
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    Hello all, I have begun learning asiatic archery and thumb draw and it's been a great time however there's part of my right hand that's getting hurt that I never expected would. Specifically the skin on the side of my knuckle, the parts that touches the string (pictured below). I think the...
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    Anyone ever use a piece of colored tape on the arrow near the tip that lines up with the rest at full draw? Kind of A visual draw check? Just thinking for some practice sessions or leave on one arrow in a set to just verify form.
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    Anyone here with a 32” draw that could help me find some arrows for my son? Or have any tips or tricks when you draw that long? I know that a 3Rivers Traditional only comes in 33in but only in 300 spine. The bow is [email protected]”. I live in Wisconsin and he is in Arkansas so I can’t coach him. Thanks, Carl
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    Hi all, I’m looking for a one piece longbow to practice form and leisurely shooting, something that is 30lbs at my 30-31” DL. I’ve been searching for bows 68-70 AMO and 25lbs @ 28” but haven’t found much. Southwest Archery Scorpion has a 25lbs option and favorable reviews. Others like the...
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    Working on form with pics and video and notice that my elbow on my string arm kinks out (not aligned with arrow). I know this is not preferred, so I increase draw to better align forearm to arrow and I get systems of overdrawing like string slap on forearm. Also, I have been drawing right...
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    I am going through my stuff and getting rid of everything I don't use. If you have target panic and have trouble hitting your anchor, I have two Click Its. You just need some double sided tape and thin string. PM me your address and I will send them to you. Thanks Gil
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    Anyone else draw length challenged? I’m at like 25” and mid 40lbs draw weight at my length. Been shooting a few years now and am trying to dial in my setup again. I had it dialed in with a bow that very recently had some unforeseen troubles. So I’m sort of scrambling before elk season gets here...
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    In other words when you reach full draw are you under your gap target and try to move your point UP....are you over your target and try to move your point DOWN. Or are you spot on where you need to be as soon as you reach your full draw? Just curious as to what most people do.
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    I have developed bursitis/ tendonitis in my bow arm shoulder which makes shooting my recurve and longbow extremely painful. Each time I draw the bow, it's all I can do to hold the bow at full draw without shaking. I put some lighter limbs on my takedown recurve and at my draw length I am now...
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    Back in August of last year I posted an explanation of the linear approximation of the draw force curve and what we can learn from this simple model. However, what you gain in simplicity, you lose in accuracy. Still, it does a pretty good job of explaining bow performance from a qualitative...
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