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Old 07-22-2009, 09:10 PM
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Re: HELP! Draw weight ??? - UPDATE

learning and bowhunthard,

I turned the draw weight down to 47 LBS (3 complete turns out) and moved string as shown on picture 2. The draw weight went up to 56 LBS. However, the draw length was too long for me.


Picture 2

Moved string as shown on picture 3 and the draw weight dropped from 56 LBS to 52 LBS but the draw length is perfect. The D loop and rest need to be re-adjusted but since the new string is due in this week, I opted not to do that.

In short, I now have 52 LBS of draw weight + 3 more turns to increase the poundage to play with.

Will re-tune when the new string is installed.



Picture 3

Thanks again for your help.

V/R

Ed
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:01 PM
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Re: HELP! Draw weight ???

I can't remember is there just one peg on the other side or three?
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:18 PM
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Re: HELP! Draw weight ???

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I can't remember is there just one peg on the other side or three?
Three ... and was adjusted the same on both sides.
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:28 AM
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Re: HELP! Draw weight ???

How tall are you? That thing can't be drawing more than 24". Measure the draw length on it.
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Old 07-23-2009, 06:03 PM
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How tall are you? That thing can't be drawing more than 24". Measure the draw length on it.
66"/2.5 = 26.4" draw

25" (cam) + D loop + release = ~ 26.5" (with a slight bend)

Arrow length = 25"
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Old 07-23-2009, 06:41 PM
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Re: HELP! Draw weight ???

The draw length on a mathews bow is measured fromthe vally of the nock to the saddle of the grip.put your arrow on and have someone mark on your arrow where the saddle of the grip hits it then measure from the notch in the nock of your arrow to the mark on your arrow that will then tell you what your bows draw lenght really is, because with the way your string is routed even though your cam is a 26" cam and your using the 25" pegs it is not going to still be twenty five inches.

I'm 5'8" and i shoot 27"s with a loop. And it is a touch short. I have a hard time thinking you can only shoot 24"s(I say 24 cause it should be closer to what it is really drawing) . Have you shot for very long? Are you having a tuff time keeping your bow arm out of the string when you release? Do you have an archery shop near by? Maybe you could find a Qualified target shooter that works there that could work with you. The best thing that I ever did for myself was hangout with the guys that were winning all the state shoots. Just watch them shoot before you take there advise, its like golf everybody thinks they're a pro.
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Old 07-23-2009, 07:30 PM
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Re: HELP! Draw weight ???

learning,

I've started archery/bowhunting in the late 1980s but had a long idle time and just started re-engaging again this year. At 55 lbs I can hold it off for about 2 minutes and have been having great success up to 60 yards - best is ~ 4" group - considering I can barely see the small circles on the target.

I'll have the archery shop re-measure me again when the new string is installed.

Thanks again.

V/R

Ed

UPDATED 22 AUG 09:

Got tired of waiting for the string from Mathews ... every time my archery shop manager calls no one seems to have a clue of any orders as previously noted.

Installed custom cable and string from a local guy yesterday. Poundage only went up by 3 lbs ... I'll just leave it as is and just save up money for a new rig next. Thanks again.

V/R

Ed
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