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ranger 3
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Who shoots a ILF and how do you like them? I am on the edge and can't make the commitment. Please help me decide.

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Black widow PLX 48@28
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I have and shoot both of the Tribe ILF risers. I received the Halo in a trade and loved it, then got an opportunity to pick up an X3 and like that one even more! I paired both up with Trad Tech longbow limbs and they both performed great with those limbs, I just like the grip on the X3 slightly better. I would like to try a higher grade limb at some point.
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nineworlds9
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Can't beat the ability to super tune if you like fiddling with your setup and trying new things. If you're a fiddler on regular bows or enjoy trying new bows ILF can (will? LOL) send that into overdrive. It does allow you to really tailor your bow...you might love the grip/riser from one maker and then find a set of limbs of a certain make and style that just "Do it" for you. If you're a set it and forget it kind of hunter/shooter, i.e. shoot one kind of bow type/ poundage/hunting arrow/head all the time it might be counterproductive if you're already shooting a particular bow lights out. Anyway, have fun. If you get into it don't say I didn't warn you with a big grin.

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I have 3 Zipper risers, 3 Morrison's risers, 2 warfs, a Das, and a Black Mamba riser. All lengths from 13" to 22" and a whole bunch of limbs. I enjoy mixing limbs and risers to see how thing work together and they are just fun to tune and shoot. Killed the bear in my Avatar with a ILF set up. I like them.......

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Can't beat the versatility, lots of limb choices from all over the world.
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ranger 3
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So if you had a pair of limbs 40@28 on a 17" riser what would they be on a 21" riser?

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About 36#, but it can depend on the limb pocket angle. You can figure about a pound an inch. Longer riser less #, shorter riser more #.

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Once I got started with ILF bows that's all I use. I prefer LB limbs with my risers.
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quote:
Originally posted by nineworlds9:
Can't beat the ability to super tune if you like fiddling with your setup and trying new things. If you're a fiddler on regular bows or enjoy trying new bows ILF can (will? LOL) send that into overdrive. It does allow you to really tailor your bow...you might love the grip/riser from one maker and then find a set of limbs of a certain make and style that just "Do it" for you. If you're a set it and forget it kind of hunter/shooter, i.e. shoot one kind of bow type/ poundage/hunting arrow/head all the time it might be counterproductive if you're already shooting a particular bow lights out. Anyway, have fun. If you get into it don't say I didn't warn you with a big grin.

This says it well! Only thing I'll add is If you have an exceptionally long draw and can't trim arrows, they can make things a lot easier for you!

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I finally bought my first ILF riser about 3 months ago, I'm extremely happy....It allows me to have the same feel/hand placement for everything...hunting rig, indoor rig, 3d rig...all I have to do is change my limbs cause I like to shoot different poundage for each... the ability to micro tune everything has also been interesting and tons of fun...I've never had the confidence in my single string biw like this!
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Have been setting up and shooting them for many years and have been quite pleased.

An ILF provides the opportunity to learn much with regard to a bows particular design.

Like them for indoors, 3D and in the field hunting.

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Have been setting up and shooting them for many years and have been quite pleased.

An ILF provides the opportunity to learn much with regard to a bows particular design.

Personal experience has demonstrated they are an excellent choice for indoors, 3D and hunting.

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What arrow set up for a 40# ilf 28" draw?

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Black widow PLX 48@28
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reddogge
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Let's see, I have four ILF risers and 5 pairs of limbs. Hey, I'm short a riser. Better get busy.

ranger3, try .600 carbons full length to start.

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I've been shooting ILF bows for a few years now and really like them. I like the ability to back off the weight some when I'm not feeling as strong as I usually am. Of course you can crank them down and shoot at max poundage too.

A 40# bow at 28 inches is about what I shoot and I find that 500 spined carbons shoot great and in aluminum I shoot 2016.

I say take the plunge. You'll enjoy it. If you're a tuner nut like some people are, you will be on Cloud 9 with an ILF rig. All kinds of adjustments possible.

Good luck and tell us what way you decided and what bow you got.

Larry

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