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    Poundage/limb bolts

    I have just come back to archery after a 2 year break and am currently shooting my 25" Avalon Plus with a pair of borrowed 68" 36# Border TXG limbs as my 44# Vectors are a ~little~ heavy

    With the poundage turned pretty much right down back then I was shooting around 43# on the fingers (approx 28" draw length).

    What I want to know is roughly how many turns of the bolts are going to make any kind of difference to the bow poundage? Are we talking a half-turn, a full turn, 10-turns? I unfortunately don't have access to a bowscale to check what I'm doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuvex View Post
    I have just come back to archery after a 2 year break and am currently shooting my 25" Avalon Plus with a pair of borrowed 68" 36# Border TXG limbs as my 44# Vectors are a ~little~ heavy

    With the poundage turned pretty much right down back then I was shooting around 43# on the fingers (approx 28" draw length).

    What I want to know is roughly how many turns of the bolts are going to make any kind of difference to the bow poundage? Are we talking a half-turn, a full turn, 10-turns? I unfortunately don't have access to a bowscale to check what I'm doing.
    *Borrowed* TXGs? You lucky sod.

    Try doing it in half turns. I think the adjustment range is 10% on hoyt risers - ie in theory, with the limb bolts screwed all the way in, you should be pulling 10% more than marked limb weight at 28". I doubt it is so clean cut in practice though...
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    Yep, I've found 10% of marked weight (W&W & Hoyt) to be reasonably close for the max weight deviation from full out to full in... count the turns, and do the arithmetic and you should be close enough.
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    Isnt it + or - 5% in either direction from neutral?

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    i though hoyt was +/- 10%

    i.e. when the bolt is half way in you have the marked weight

    all way out = -5%

    all way in = +5%

    or have i misunderstood?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrexham Exile View Post
    i though hoyt was +/- 10%

    i.e. when the bolt is half way in you have the marked weight

    all way out = -5%

    all way in = +5%

    or have i misunderstood?
    There is 10% total on most ILF risers.
    Hoyt have +/- 5% giving 5% either side of the marked weight
    The rest have +10% giving +10% from minumim...

    Its all in the pesky words... Hoyts risers give the limbs 5% less stress than the others. but have the same adjustment range...

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