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Offline apg

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Correcting Bow Set?
« on: September 13, 2019, 05:58:12 am »
Hi,

I've made a short 60" Osage bow for hunting, and it's having a lot of set taking place. Anyone know if heating it now will help it? Or any other tricks?

I'm finished the bow, but I'm worried more and more set will take place. It's been backed with Sturgeon, and it's a nice 30" draw @ 52lb.

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Offline Nasr

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Re: Correcting Bow Set?
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2019, 06:21:39 am »
 Why did it take set can we see a full draw pic? Also what do you mean by a lot how much exactly? I dont know much about Osage but 30" draw seems like a lot for a 60" bow. When I build my bows If i dont like the amount of set I am getting I check my tiller if its good Ill heat treat it. But I usually dont let it take too much before I do that. 

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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2019, 06:44:38 am »
The bow is too short for the draw length IMO.  You can temper the belly and that may help some, but the skin on the back could suffer if your not careful.  Did you heat temper already?
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Offline PEARL DRUMS/PEARLY/PD/DRUMS

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Re: Correcting Bow Set?
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2019, 06:49:09 am »
Add 8-10" ntn to it and you will be all set. Its way too short for your draw. The stiff handle and reflexed tips take away 12-14" of limb. The fact it hasn't broke tells me the tiller must be pretty close. I wouldn't try to do anything to it, except maybe find a recipient with a 23-25" draw.
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Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Correcting Bow Set?
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2019, 07:22:34 am »
I won't make a bow for a 30" draw under 68" long, I did it several times and all failed within a few months.

Offline stuckinthemud

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Re: Correcting Bow Set?
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2019, 07:31:54 am »
Hey, I draw 24"  >:D >:D >:D

Offline apg

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Re: Correcting Bow Set?
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2019, 09:09:22 am »
Already heat treated before attaching the sturgeon. Iíll shoot with it as is then, and next time make a longer bow. My 66Ē bow doesnít have an inch of set, and itís a 30Ē draw.

Offline Deerhunter21

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Re: Correcting Bow Set?
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2019, 09:30:58 am »
that almost looks like a deflex reflex bow.
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Offline PatM

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Re: Correcting Bow Set?
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2019, 09:48:22 am »
that almost looks like a deflex reflex bow.

Not really except for superficially.

Offline jeffp51

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Re: Correcting Bow Set?
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2019, 02:13:31 pm »
Keep shooting it till it breaks.  My favorite bow has about that much set, and is also a little too short (62 or 63 inches for 29 inches of draw).  It looks about like that one does, but it still hits hard and is accurate, even if it isn't as good as the same bow would have been at 26 inches and less set.  If it gets worse, it gets worse. it's just a stick of wood, and you can now build another.  That's the joy of it.

Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: Correcting Bow Set?
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2019, 04:52:43 pm »
a bendy handle bow,, will accomodate a bit longer draw for the length,,