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    Riser and limb combinations - is there a best match?

    I have an archer who has completed their beginners course, is developing nicely and who needs switching over from a beginner bow to a club riser/ILF limb set.

    The finished bow will be 66" long on 22# draw.


    Here is the conundrum: we have sufficient components that the bow can either be a 23" riser with medium limbs or a 25" riser with short limbs.


    Which combo would be the preferred choice ?

    Will there really be that noticeable a difference on a 22# draw setup ?

    Will one stack noticeably quicker than the other ?




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    I shoot a 25" riser with short limbs to get a bit more punch to help me reach 90m
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    The shorter sight window on the 23" can be an issue, if the archer is shooting a range of distances.
    Assuming the weight is the same (recalling that limbs for a 25" riser will come up heavier on the shorter handle...) I wouldn't expect the performance to be much different and at the kind of draw lengths you see for a 66" bow (up to 28") there shouldn't be much in the way of stacking.
    So... Weight in the hand. The 23" is probably lighter, which could be useful in some circumstances...
    I'd normally go for a 25", just because it's more regular, but if its club kit rather than a purchase, I guess that's not a consideration.
    If the kit's all at hand, try them on both and see if they feel a difference?
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    Thanks guys - a range of distances will indeed be shot, currently on 40/30 rounds or 40/30/20 in league matches hoping to move up to 50/40 by the end of summer but no rush.

    The 25" riser is a fairly new SF+ which is actually a little lighter than the older model Hoyt 23" so may well be the final solution but I will put up both over the next day or two and we can try them out Saturday.




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