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I'm working on a hickory flat bow that is 52" tip to tip. I'm shooting for a 50# draw, and need a 29 to 30" draw. Is this realistic? I intended the bow to be about 68" or so, but a knot dictated it to be shorter. I really don't think I'll ever get 29" out of it.

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That length and that draw I don't think it will make it. I have a 31.5" draw and most of my Hickory bows have to be wide and long relative to my Osage bows. I make my Osage 66-70" and add at least 2" for Hickory and add 50% width. I tried a 62" Hickory bow and it exploded.
 

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That length and that draw I don't think it will make it. I have a 31.5" draw and most of my Hickory bows have to be wide and long relative to my Osage bows. I make my Osage 66-70" and add at least 2" for Hickory and add 50% width. I tried a 62" Hickory bow and it exploded.
I think you're right. I'm a little above 23" now and 50#, which is about the weight I was shooting for. I'm going to try to reach 26" and maybe lower the draw weight some. I guess I could for experiment sake just see how far it would go, but hate to ruin it. It's a nice piece of wood and could be a nice bow.

Thank you for your reply, John
 
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