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Offline Selfbowman

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Re: Flight shooting strings
« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2017, 03:42:10 pm »
Ok so what kind of mass weight should I look for in a 69" 50# bow that only breaks2out ten times?  :-\ Arvin
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Re: Flight shooting strings
« Reply #31 on: January 05, 2017, 04:32:30 pm »
 Arvin I don't follow that line of thinking that a good all wood flight bow is 90% broke. Wood is not the same as fiberglass. Wood performs best if you stay within its elastic limits which puts it all the way down in the 70% broke class. I would say with 3" of reflex between 24 and 25 oz.

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Re: Flight shooting strings
« Reply #32 on: January 05, 2017, 06:37:11 pm »
Ok  ;D as usual misunderstood. What I want to know is what should the string weigh. So I can try to build string for the mass of the bow. I am sure I am showing my ignorance here. Did not get there in math. Maybe 85 grains? Just a guess. Arvin
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Re: Flight shooting strings
« Reply #33 on: January 05, 2017, 06:57:05 pm »
  Arvin 85 is good, I quite weighing them because I know mine are always heavier than I want. 8 strands is about the best I have been able to get by with on the 6 strand linen. I heard you mention 6 strands, thats good!

Offline avcase

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Re: Flight shooting strings
« Reply #34 on: January 06, 2017, 05:00:52 pm »
85 grains for a durable finished linen string would be very good for a 50# 69" long bow.

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Re: Flight shooting strings
« Reply #35 on: January 07, 2017, 12:24:41 am »
Ok guys . I'll see how close I can get. I feel I am in the right crowd already. It's not about who's name is on the record it's how can we beat the previous distance. It all boils down to who can make the best set of limbs.  Arvin
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