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I recently ordered my first set of custom limbs. I gave a specific weight and draw on a specific riser. After receiving them today, they are 5lb low limb bolts bottomed out. I already have several sets of limbs at that poundage so I don't need another. What should I do? I can understand a 2 lb difference.... but 5? What is acceptable?
 

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To compound the issue, I need to back out the limb bolts. I hear that I should not shoot them maxed out..... and this assumes that I don't have to back out on one limb to reach my preferred tiller. So I'm losing more weight. I'm disappointed because I don't want to ask for them to be remade. If they were to high, I'd just keep them because I don't have any higher pound good limbs. Problem is that I already have 3 rigs at that weight.
 

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You need to visit with the bowyer and see what your options are.
He should be willing to take the limbs back & build you some more, and expedite the order & build.
If your riser is a standard / reasonably well-known ILF riser, there should be no good reason for him to miss your spec'd weight.
 

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You need to visit with the bowyer and see what your options are.
He should be willing to take the limbs back & build you some more, and expedite the order & build.
If your riser is a standard / reasonably well-known ILF riser, there should be no good reason for him to miss your spec'd weight.
They knew it to be a 19 inch Titan. But I hate to do it because they would have trouble making a living if they build two sets of limbs for every order.
 

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You asked "what should I do?" so you're going to get some advice.
Personally, I think most bowyers worth an order will WANT to make the limbs right....and the customers happy.
Mistakes will happen, and orders will get screwed up, OF COURSE, but most bowyers will want to deal with it head on.
Your first call should be to the bowyer, not here.
 

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Contact the bowyer and give him a chance to get you what you ordered, he deserves the opportunity. You ordered CUSTOM limbs, they should meet your specs.
You're a builder, yes? If one of your clients was not satisfied with your work, would you want the opportunity to make it right?
 

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You asked "what should I do?" so you're going to get some advice.
Personally, I think most bowyers worth an order will WANT to make the limbs right....and the customers happy.
Mistakes will happen, and orders will get screwed up, OF COURSE, but most bowyers will want to deal with it head on.
Your first call should be to the bowyer, not here.
Just wanting to know what is acceptable variance. My first custom limbs so I don't know what to expect.
 

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What poundage are they and why do you have to back them out to shoot? I would think the builder should be closer than that. I am sorry, but I don't see the whole picture.
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Why dont you start by telling us what poundage they are , and if you want to how much you payed for them. If you only payed a couple hundred bucks then, yes 5 pounds difference is acceptable, especially since the bowyer is not building limbs for his own platform. If you payed like $700 and the bowyer is well known, with experience in ILF platforms then yes definitely I would return them.
 

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Why dont you start by telling us what poundage they are , and if you want to how much you payed for them. If you only payed a couple hundred bucks then, yes 5 pounds difference is acceptable, especially since the bowyer is not building limbs for his own platform. If you payed like $700 and the bowyer is well known, with experience in ILF platforms then yes definitely I would return them.
They are 45 maxed out. I ordered 50. Limbs were supposed to cost $ 550 app. Mistakes happen... why I will not mention who the bowyer was.
 

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just a couple comments. first always have a clear understanding with a custom bowyer what his stated tolerances are, and a very clear mutual understanding of what your specifications are. Maybe I'm old-fashioned but I'd confirm any verbal or e-mail discussions with a written letter, keeping a CC for your records. (I'don't trust "saved" e-data for important stuff, and I don't e-file my taxes either)

Second I personally would not bring a problem like this to a public forum before discussing it in detail with the bowyer. A friendly non-accusatory personal phone chat to make sure that I had not made a mistake in MY ordering might be a diplomatic (and more productive) way to initiate it. Bowyers do make mistake on occasion---but so do I.

From what I have seen almost all custom bowyers will stand behind their products. But airing problems in public frequently acerbates an awkward situation for both parties, even if the public discussion is initiated as in a low key informational manner. anyone who has been here for a while can remember problems like this that turned into messes.
 
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