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el greco
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I purchased the limbs second hand , 10 days ago or so.. they arrived one day before I leave for Traditional Bowhunter's of Florida Fall Rendezvous, at Ocala.
I left them on the box and I unpacked them there after I finished setting up my tent and getting comfy.. I was planning on shooting my BF extremes but then that meant I would have to wait the whole weekend just staring at them , curious as to how they perform.. Oh, F that, I am a horrible shooter anyway, I might as well slip on the Centaurs, even though I haven't shot a single arrow through them and go compete. String was not a problem with those medium limbs as the one the medium BFs were wearing came just perfect , giving me a brace height of around 7 and a half. Is that good? I don't know. The 40 target course would tell me...

to be continued..
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el greco
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The limbs were marked 52@28 and when I started flinging arrows they felt as such. Right from the start I started scoring in the ten ring. Needless to say the limbs on my Titan 2 were totally quiet and smooth to draw (but then again I only have a 27 inch draw). A few targets later me and my group, stumble upon a masters target, meaning you have the option to take a long shot for an extra 5 points if you hit the 10 ring, or you could just go ahead and shoot from the normal stake. I thing up to that point I had zero misses and only one five. Confident as I was , I go for the masters stake only to see with disappointment my arrow hitting low... at the end of the day I finished the course with 325 points , score that put me in the middle of the pack in the end results.
Personally , I have never shot that good, and I believe I would have done better if I had tuned the bow before and if stabilizers were allowed.
Anyway I am so happy with the limbs that yesterday I called Jim Neaves to order another pair with the same specs..
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Disclaimer: sorry for the bad English ,this is not my native language.

Back home, to my garaze, I put the limbs through the chrono..
How would they do ,against the king of the stable, my BF extremes?
First things first though, I wanted to add the brand new Navajo wool string silencers that I ordered . Like almost everybody else I am making my own string silencers but after I saw a YouTube video from Gray-archer, praising them, pointing out how waterproof they are I had to try them. Guys, if you touch them you will not believe it is wool. They are sticky as they carry some kind of natural lanolin.
Anyway, I already had 2-2 silencers , now adding an extra pair my string ended up with 6 total! That showed on the results..
51#@27 inches, 407 grain arrow, 8gpp.
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el greco
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I got 187 fps..
Something needed to be done. First I trimmed my homemade silencers.So from 187 fps I jumped to an average of.
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I then decided to be done with one pair of the homemade silencers
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el greco
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The string you see in the first pic, is the back up I made for heavy rain. It gives me an average of 193. At the end of the day the limbs are 6 fps slower than the BF extremes, but that is a compliment as the BFs are the fastest conventional recurve limbs I have played. On the plus side, I found the quieter, and at the same weight, a bit more "user friendly".

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Thanks for the write up! Looks like Jim Neaves at Centaur has some winners in his ILF limbs! I have had 3 of the 1pc bows and hope to try a pair of these limbs someday.

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