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My Home Made Draw board/Work Bench/Bow Vise

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Well, I decided to finally build that draw board I’ve been thinking about for six months. I wanted a dedicated work bench that would have an integrated draw board, stand for a bow vise and a flat surface to put my DIY bow press.

So Sunday I built a work bench with a bottom shelf. It has a 4′ x 3′ table top. I over built it I’m sure using a combination of 2×4′s and 2×6′s.

The draw board directions I got from Field and Stream. http://www.fieldandstream.com/articl…r-compound-bow.

1. Get a 6-foot-long 2×6 ($ 4 at any big-box hardware store). If you have synthetic decking material like Trex (trex.com) lying around, or want to spend more money for it, all the better. It won’t warp if left in a damp basement.

2. Screw a 3⁄4-inch threaded floor flange ($ 5) 6 inches from the end of your 2×6. Thread a 31⁄2-inch pipe ($ 3) into the flange. Place a piece of old rubber hose over the pipe as a cushion, or wrap it with sports tape.

3. Bolt down a small trailer winch ($ 24) 45 to 50 inches from the flange. Go longer if you plan to add a bow scale or shorter if you have a tight draw length. Leave an extra 6 inches of board behind the winch for a bench clamp.

4. Attach a spring snap or load-bearing carabiner ($ 4) to your winch. Clip the ’biner through your string loop. Draw the bow by cranking the winch back. Be careful! It’s not hard to rip your bow apart by overdrawing the winch.

Optional: To check draw length, add a $ 1 yardstick to your 2×6. Draw length is measured from the front of the riser, so you’ll have to cut a few inches from the yardstick before mounting.

I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out. Works like a champ!

Now I just have to get a decent hanging scale and hopefully my buddy will finish fabricating the fingers for my DIY bowpress (the one from here with the pipe clamps).

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Is there any truth or need to find “adjusted draw weight”

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Hey guys so I was looking through the Lancaster supply book and saw where Carbon Express had a chart for "adjusted draw weight". So instead of matching up the chart with the weight of the bow, poundage, and cams on your bow it adds or subtracts pounds due to let-off, tip weight, and the IBO of your bow. Just wondering if this was a good idea or just another gimmick. if there is some truth to it my 65lb bow should be shooting arrows spined for a 75 lb bow. And if it is true is it for only CX shafts or is it good for Gold Tip, Easton, Etc? Any Insight on this?

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What winch did you use for your draw board?

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What winch did you use for your draw board?
Please tell me what winch you recommend for a draw board and post a link where we can buy it.

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Reducing draw weight on recurve

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I have a bear Kodiak that is 40 yrs old. It pulls 50# at 28. I was wondering if I could short string it to lighten the draw weight. Is this a dumb idea? How much shorter would the string need to be to drop the weight 5#s.

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Question on draw weight vs. arrow weight, and why I think most have it wrong.

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I have been seeing a lot of threads in regards to arrow weight and draw weight (in hunting applications), most of which say that when you drop draw weight you should, or at least most people do, drop arrow weight. To me this the total opposite of what I think you should do. I think that if you are going to drop draw weight then you need to INCREASE arrow weight to get the same terminal performance as someone shooting a faster arrow with increased draw weight. This has been shown to me more so through the example of my wife’s hunting setup then about anywhere else. I have seen her terminal performance suffer when we drop arrow weight down closer to IBO out of her setup. And I have seen extreme penetration gains when she shoots a heavy arrow. I have posted it here before, but I believe that when you decide to shoot lower draw weight, you are knowingly limiting yourself, and that is ok, heck that is why we archery hunt in the first place. When you shoot lower draw weight you are limiting yourself in regards to forgiveness of trajectory and range already so why not shoot a heavy arrow? What you are doing when shooting a heavy arrow(say anything from 450 up) out of a sub 50lb bow is turning that bow into a very powerful recurve. Think about how many animals including very large and dangerous one have fallen to traditional gear, and those guys thrive on heavy arrows and quality broad heads. I just don’t understand dropping arrow weight when dropping draw weight. Now I know there are exceptions; say you are already shooting a 600gr arrow out of your 70lb bow and decide to shoot a 440gr arrow out of your 60lb bow. That I get because your arrow weight, although lower then I like is still plenty heavy for most game. But examples like this are outside the norm. Now I would like to hear if and how you think I am wrong in this.

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Draw length and release position questions …

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I have a 73.5" arm spread and my BMXS was initially set at 28" DL when I bought it used. The tech I took it to in order to have it looked over had me shoot it that way for a few weeks to work on my form and it was excellent advice. Then he moved it to 29" and it felt perfect. But another tech where I was testing a DNA SP noticed that I always strap my release on so that the end pretty much reaches my middle finger tip and the trigger is actuated by the first knuckle grove of my middle finger. He told me I needed to set my release so that the end of it is nearer the second knuckle and so that I can wrap my middle finger all the way over the trigger. So I’ve been shooting that way and I’ve gotten consistent with it again, but my bow arm now once again looks like this image (I shoot in front of a large mirror often) from N&B:

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My bow arm is now once again very, very bent and I’m getting that ache in the bow arm shoulder joint. I am standing more upright than this picture, I even put a stake in the ground to find my center, just as when practicing my golf swing. I am not leaning back with the new release position, and my head location is good, my left arm is just very bent. So …

Should I talk to someone about getting my DL lengthened again? I have read and been told over and over that no one needs a 30" draw length unless they are a giant, but my arm is definitely folded up when setting my release like this. Should I change the release position back or find some medium position, or go ahead and lengthen my DL some more?

(this is hard to explain)
Lastly, I have found a consistent anchor by putting my index finger knuckle just below my earlobe and letting the string fall the same way across my nose every time. But in order for me not to have to move my head over any too get into the peep, I actually rotate my wrist a small amount sort of like the thumb release guys do, with the back of my hand canted toward my face just a little tiny bit. So there is very little space between my string and my face caused by my wide hands lying horizontally. So I attach my release to the D-loop with the release head rotated over so that I don’t torque the D-loop when setting my anchor. My release sometimes is a pain to set the cant correctly, like I have to ‘yank’ my hand to the left to set the head at the correct rotation to line up with the D-loop. Is there a release you can recommend in which the head rotates more freely and smoothly at the joint so I don’t have to ‘preset’ the cant? Or is this just not a good practice at all.

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Any New Model Hoyt Long Draw Shooters??

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Have a bow or maybe 2 I am thinking of getting rid of and was kinda eyeing up the new Hoyt Carbon Spyder 34 today at a shop..

Since I shoot at 31.5" nobody ever seems to have a long draw model and have to order grr.. Anyway I did shoot it at 31", never shot a Hoyt before not really sure why.. Was very nice, quiet, no vibe and.. Definitely need the extra 1/2" of draw length, then I saw the price tag lol ouch haha.

Any long drawers shot the new models? How does the draw length seem? Spot on? Run long?

Nice feeling bow cool looking in person, not great in camo, black looks better but thats person preference..

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Buying a Samick Sage/Polaris, Confused on Draw Weight

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I’m looking to get a recurve for backyard fun mostly. I’ve been to a few local shops, none carry the Samick brand. I did however test a few different weights on recurves. 20# just seemed too easy, 35# was comfortable, 40# was stiff but doable. What weight would y’all recommend? I hear once you start shooting, you move up in weight quick, don’t want anything that in say a few months I tire of and becomes too easy. Also may want to use it for small game and "survival" type situations.

Thanks
Adammg

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