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Offline DC

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Re: New project
« Reply #270 on: March 23, 2019, 06:46:49 am »
Ya know, if these things would give you warning before they broke this would be a whole lot easier. I too, would like to try that Sleek. I'm just a little chicken. In my weight loss efforts I thinned out the slpice area a bit. That kinda moved the point of the "V" further out by 1/2" or so. If I tiller into that area it will lighten it more and give me a bit more WL. I'm just heading out to the garage now, I'll give it a look.

Sounds like a plan. Its always easy to watch a guinnie pig, not easy to be one. Sometimes, i get frustrated and say f**** it, its either gonna be a damn bow or its gonna break, either way somethings gonna happen and its gonna happen now.
Now that I'm thinking about sinew it makes it tougher because the bow has to be in one piece to sinew.
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Re: New project
« Reply #271 on: March 23, 2019, 07:02:49 am »
Have fun :) IDK what to say about sinew. Im not a sinew guy.
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Re: New project
« Reply #272 on: March 23, 2019, 07:18:23 am »
After a little work on the splice area it's 38#@28". 10gpp was 183fps, 8gpp was 198fps.
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Re: New project
« Reply #273 on: March 23, 2019, 07:28:13 am »
After a little work on the splice area it's 38#@28". 10gpp was 183fps, 8gpp was 198fps.

Hell yeah! Thats the stuff im talkin bout right there!
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Re: New project
« Reply #274 on: March 23, 2019, 07:28:20 am »
congrats on that one,, really nice work,, getting it to shoot so nice,,good save,, I think Sleek was right about how much energy the bow was storing,, and you let it out in a good way,, :OK
Picasso said sometimes the difference between a failure and a masterpiece is only  a few brush strokes,, :BB
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« Reply #275 on: March 23, 2019, 07:29:17 am »
I knew 37 was the best draw weight for that im so tickled i could laugh out loud right now!!!!!
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« Reply #276 on: March 23, 2019, 07:31:56 am »
I think I'l go out and shoot it. I haven't done that yet. ;D
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Re: New project
« Reply #277 on: March 23, 2019, 07:35:06 am »
I think I'l go out and shoot it. I haven't done that yet. ;D

Wear safety glasses. And maybe consider a small sinew patch on the trouble area later. Just for peace of mind.
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Offline PatM

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« Reply #278 on: March 23, 2019, 07:35:36 am »
We know energy storage means little unless you're getting it back on the release, but if you know the energy storage is very high then there is almost always a way of tweaking things to extract the most of it.

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« Reply #279 on: March 23, 2019, 07:42:03 am »
Keep in mind that these numbers were gotten on a shooting machine. I thoroughly believe that they are accurate but they will be higher than you are used to seeing unless you have an excellent release.
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Re: New project
« Reply #280 on: March 23, 2019, 08:06:44 am »
I raised the BH about an inch for fletching clearance and shot 30 arrows. No serving yet so I stopped at that. Came in and put it on the tree and got 40#@28". BH gives another 2#??. Took about 1/2" of set, I'm checking to see how much returns. I've got so many lines on my sheet of paper it's hard to tell. Anyway, shoots as nice as any bow I've made. I like it. May just leave it alone. Tart it up bit. Yeah.
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Re: New project
« Reply #281 on: March 23, 2019, 08:12:23 am »
I raised the BH about an inch for fletching clearance and shot 30 arrows. No serving yet so I stopped at that. Came in and put it on the tree and got 40#@28". BH gives another 2#??. Took about 1/2" of set, I'm checking to see how much returns. I've got so many lines on my sheet of paper it's hard to tell. Anyway, shoots as nice as any bow I've made. I like it. May just leave it alone. Tart it up bit. Yeah.
Yes, brace height increases draw weight a touch, as you preload the limbs a bit more, thats my understanding anyway.  1/2 inch set is really darn good. Next go at it, make it 1/8 to 1/4 wider to take no set. A second option is, build an extra half inch of deflex in to match the amount of set this one took. That will also be a zero set bow.
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Re: New project
« Reply #282 on: March 23, 2019, 08:19:40 am »
Any more tiller work you do, may take a look at the inner third of the lower limb. Its a mite stiff.
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Re: New project
« Reply #283 on: March 23, 2019, 08:20:47 am »
Can we get another full draw?
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Re: New project
« Reply #284 on: March 23, 2019, 08:35:37 am »
Back in the day, and this has been disputed,, Tim Baker wrote that the lower brace height would shoot harder, and that even with the increased draw weight with higher brace,, you would loose some fps,,
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