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Mad Max
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Really nice kenny

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That looks great! I'll add this one to the "bucket list" for sure.

So Kenny, do you think a similar change to your 58"/60" form would work as well?

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I gave the 58/60" a little more reflex when I designed it, so you would need to be cautious adding too much.

I gave one to the IL Bowhunters in 58" and it did 190 fps with 9 gpp so it is already pretty good.

If you mean the riser , yes you could do that no prob.

I ordered a decibel meter a minute ago, so I can get a real reading on the difference if any in the 2 designs. Now I gotta get a 10 gpp arrow for the new one. It won't shoot the arrows from the old design without going from 200 down to 125 grain points, and still slightly weak. This makes for a very fast arrow but increases the noise.

To get apples to apples , I gotta have 10 gpp for both bows....

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Yes, very very nice Kenny!

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Nice looking bow Kenny. I really like the profile.

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kennym
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Thanks guys !

The bow came in at 50.7 # @ 28" so I need a 507 grain arrow to test..

Or I could make a 7 gpp at 30" to get over 200fps...... [Eek!]

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Awesome build buddy !

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looks good as usual Kenny Nice shooter i'm sure
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kennym
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Thanks guys!!

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Thanks for the really informative post!

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Hey Kenny, allow me to be the 23958244th person to sincerely thank you for your D/R plans and massive fund of backup information on this site! [Smile]

With the perspective of a little bit of time (and i'm assuming some shooting) - how would you compare the '2017 extra reflex mod' with your original D/R design?

I guess the new design is probably a little quicker, but is there a corresponding drop in any other favorable qualities?

I guess what I'm really asking is - as someone who is about to cut out his form (62-64"form, but thinking of building 66" on it) - which variant would you rather build and shoot?

Thanks again mate!

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kennym
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It is a bit quicker, but the original looks more like a longbow to me. A few fps won't make or break any bow.

For the 66" , Robertfishes on here loves it I believe. And if you know Bob Eddy on your side of the pond, I'm sure he has built a 68" that worked out OK!

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Thanks for the insight there Kenny. I'm not a speed freak so much, although I'd like to think there may be a few extra fps gain over the ASLs I've built thus far. Just for a bit of variety on the old bow-rack that holds all of my straight longbows and a solitary Bear Grizzly!

I've never met Bob, but we have certainly crossed paths on a few forums both here in Australia and over your side of the pond too. He seems a lovely bloke who does make lovely bows and he's been clear to me in his praise and endorsement of your design. Especially as you say, the longer than standard versions which are kind of my leaning as well.

I believe I'll stick with the original limb profile - mate how does it go without the power lam and tip wedges? Are these components a vital part of the design or more like 'optional enhancements'? As great as the classic straight longbow is, I am keen to create and shoot something a little different...

Dazza

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I might chime in here, I have built bows from 62'' to 68'' off that one form and all have been exceptional preforming bows. I am sure whichever route you take you will still get a very desirable , high performance bow.Best of luck with your bow building journey or shall we say soon to be obsession!
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Yeah thanks Bob, the obsession is well under way mate- has been for a good while now!

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