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Offline ameritas

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My deceased father-in-law's bow
« on: January 14, 2019, 06:24:05 PM »
This bow lived in a storage place for many years. I don't know how old it is or anything. I do know what brand it is, Ben Pearson
Is it still strong enough to be strung and used? How long would the arrows need to be?

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Re: My deceased father-in-law's bow
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019, 08:07:26 PM »
Good chance the bow is solid. String it and draw it a little at a time until you reach desired draw. Arrow length will depend on your draw length but you could make full length 500s or 600s a good starting point. The 500s will allow you to go with heavier points in the event you choose to hunt. Nice bow!

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Re: My deceased father-in-law's bow
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2019, 08:48:27 PM »
The 708 Javelina is, imo, one of Pearson's best shooting and underated recurves. I have two, a late '60s and an early '70s like yours. Get a new string if that is an old one. I use a 62" D97,12 strand with padded loops, brace height about 8.5". You'll love it.
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Re: My deceased father-in-law's bow
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2019, 08:52:31 PM »
Also, I doubt you can get .500 s to tune at that weight unless you have a heck of a long draw length. I'd go no stiffer than .600, maybe even .700.
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