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Wolftrail
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I know this subject has come up a zillion times but cannot remember the topic.
My arrow shelfs are 1 1/4" above center. Is it better to shorten the top or bottom limb...?

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Roy from Pa
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Measure up 2 inches from the center of the bow. That is your arrow shelf. Then measure down 2 inches from the center of the bow, that is the bottom of your 4 inch handle. Then measure out 4 inches from the top and bottom of your 4" handle and that is the end of your riser. Leave the limbs equal length from the end of your riser.
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Not sure about the limb shortening thing. I feel more comfortable tillering to the same length.

Who all here shortens lower limbs? Do you think it's beneficial?

Some of the Hill bows were built that way but I never saw the reason for it.

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LittleBen
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Equal length limbs, throats of grip at center of bow.
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Roy from Pa
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Hope that made sence.
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Wolftrail
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quote:
Originally posted by Roy from Pa:
Hope that made sence.

I guess I should of worded it different. If I have to shorten a limb..? Which limb..? You said bottom, good enough to proceed.
I have a good memory its just short. [Roll Eyes]

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mwosborn
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Some place the handle below the center of the bow making the lower limb shorter. (Hunting the Osage Bow - Dean Torges). It is a "balancing" in the hand thing.

You can leave your limbs the same length and tiller appropriately.

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