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    We'll I went out and got the real deal paracord from a military surplus store. I made up a fixed loop and tested them both with over 100 pound of weight. Had loop 4 inches from nock and braced and only got 1 inch of brace heigh. You can see the stuff slowly stretch. So paracord isn't what is used then is it.

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    You're either buying the wrong stuff, or messing up the loops/knots.

    I use 550 paracord to brace my bows - I recently did it on a 105# bow, and I've used it on a 120# bow as well. It holds the bow at a good 7" brace, and I use it to measure for a proper bow string.

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    Made up a big hemp string and got it to 3 in he's. Ok say I want the bow to be 90lb at 30 inch draw, how much weight should should it take to get it to brace heigh? I know that the pounds start at zero at the brace, but so far this thing is taking 55 pounds just to brace at 3 inches. I'm thinking I may have made it too big though I just followed standard warbow dimensions.

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    Ah!
    You say you don't want the maths and geometry and then you ask that!
    Long answer... read it up in my blog.
    Short answer... about 60#.. Roughly 2/3 of draw weight...
    This is why you should always pull to full draw weight even right from the beginning, which is what I've been saying all along !
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    http://bowyersdiary.blogspot.co.uk/2...-to-brace.html
    Health Warning:- These posts may contain traces of nut.

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    Well I got myself some nice horn nocks from 3 rivers and they came two days later. When do I put them on? When the bow is done?

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    Once the bow is at brace. It's very easy to leave them off, brace the bow and have the string tear through the wood and split it due to the tension. Happened to me a lot...

    Now I put the horn nocks on immediately after getting a good bend to brace height.

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