Most bowyers that I've dealt with say 2 or 3 plus or minus.
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.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.
Just wanting to know what is acceptable variance. My first custom limbs so I don't know what to expect.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.
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.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.