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Re: My Version of a Target Bow...
« Reply #100 on: June 09, 2021, 04:49:49 PM »
I'm not used to the looks of it, but really like how the limbs don't come off a square corner on riser.

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Re: My Version of a Target Bow...
« Reply #101 on: June 09, 2021, 05:16:21 PM »
Looks good to me :thumbsup:
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Re: My Version of a Target Bow...
« Reply #102 on: June 09, 2021, 08:24:09 PM »
Hmm thats different. Looks like a coat hanger. Those limbs bending good tho. And BTW those kind of groups are from a good operator.
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Re: My Version of a Target Bow...
« Reply #103 on: June 09, 2021, 08:34:44 PM »
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Re: My Version of a Target Bow...
« Reply #104 on: June 10, 2021, 04:45:27 AM »
It's your bow Rich, but I don't care for those big round ends on the riser and do they do anything for performance.

I would rather see a more conventional riser.

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Re: My Version of a Target Bow...
« Reply #105 on: June 10, 2021, 10:48:47 AM »
I'm looking at the pics on my phone so it's kinda hard to see, but it looks like the wedges are bending ever so slightly over the rounded ends of the riser.  Doesn't seem likely but......

If nothing else,  the round riser ends will psych your competition.  😀

It will be perceived that the riser is the key to your success 🙌   Soon the Olympic style archers will be shooting the with round balls on the ends of their risers machined at huge expense from titanium.  Your contribution will be lost in the cloud of hype created by the big boys 👦 in the manufacturing game.

The best you can possibly hope for is that it will become known as "the Red Coat Hanger".  At least it will be so known here on the bench 😉
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Re: My Version of a Target Bow...
« Reply #106 on: June 10, 2021, 10:52:29 AM »
What’s the physical weight of the bow Rich?
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Re: My Version of a Target Bow...
« Reply #108 on: June 10, 2021, 11:17:51 AM »
   3 lb. 7 oz.  Thinking about adding a brass ornament like a dragon or something to add more weight...

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Re: My Version of a Target Bow...
« Reply #109 on: June 10, 2021, 11:54:44 AM »
It's your bow Rich, but I don't care for those big round ends on the riser and do they do anything for performance.

They add weight and inertia to keep the bow more stable while aiming and during the shot. They serve the same purpose as the large stabilizers used by olympic archers, just on a smaller scale.

I can't say I'm a fan of the styling, but function is far more important than form in this case. Target shooting tools of all sorts are generally ugly and functional.


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Re: My Version of a Target Bow...
« Reply #110 on: June 10, 2021, 12:14:53 PM »
I'm thinkin you could drill yer balls and fill em with hot lead for weight.

That sounds like a country song almost... :biglaugh:
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Re: My Version of a Target Bow...
« Reply #111 on: June 10, 2021, 12:19:54 PM »
  Somebody gets it...    :thumbsup:   Thanks for explaining, Mattock...   Plus it adds style...  If you are into steampunk and ol' school... you will love this style...  I am looking forward to showing up at a major competition with this bow, and hopefully kick some ass...

  Kenny...  Exactly...  Way ahead of you bro...    :thumbsup:

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Re: My Version of a Target Bow...
« Reply #112 on: June 10, 2021, 12:22:48 PM »
I' m still wondering how the curved end of the riser affects the limb movement and the shot.  I like the idea of letting the wedge gently go over end of riser and not be on a square corner... :coffee:
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Re: My Version of a Target Bow...
« Reply #113 on: June 10, 2021, 12:28:51 PM »
  If target shooters were more worried about looking cool than hitting the bullseye they wouldn't have those stabilizing rods and would all be shooting Blacktails...

 Kenny...  Wait until you see my next idea...  May go over the 200 fps mark...

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Re: My Version of a Target Bow...
« Reply #114 on: June 10, 2021, 02:03:04 PM »
   3 lb. 7 oz.  Thinking about adding a brass ornament like a dragon or something to add more weight...

How about brass gargoyle faces on each of the round surfaces? 🤔
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Re: My Version of a Target Bow...
« Reply #115 on: June 10, 2021, 02:55:40 PM »
I like how those limbs are evenly bent.   the speeds are right up there with the walk the talk bows.
Rich, how much width taper is there on the working part of the limb

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Re: My Version of a Target Bow...
« Reply #116 on: June 10, 2021, 03:11:51 PM »
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Re: My Version of a Target Bow...
« Reply #117 on: June 10, 2021, 07:14:33 PM »
I like how those limbs are evenly bent.   the speeds are right up there with the walk the talk bows.
Rich, how much width taper is there on the working part of the limb

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   Willi...  I got 196 fps with these style limbs at 6" brace and this has no carbon and is not a hotrod bow, just a standard bow...  Width taper -  about 1 3/8 to 1/2"...

  Kenny...  You can bet that the riser sticking out past the contact point of the limbs may also somewhat help as a limb dampener...

  Cruise...  I will eventually dress it up with something...   

   For this style bow I am thinking of calling it the 'Victorian'...  I think the name fits it...

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Re: My Version of a Target Bow...
« Reply #118 on: June 10, 2021, 07:24:52 PM »
I’m thinking it lets the wedge do a little more work and may add a fps or two. Still thinkin in all that
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Re: My Version of a Target Bow...
« Reply #119 on: June 10, 2021, 08:28:30 PM »
Kenny...  Are you thinking the limb is actually hitting the riser more and more as you bend it??  That is not the case...  The limb/riser relation is the same as a standard bow...

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