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Bvas
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Anyone add mass weight to their bows in any non normal ways??? Been shooting the 54” I made for my daughter. Really like the bow, but would like it to be a little heavier in the hand.
I know you can use heavier woods or add phenolic or fiberglass to riser to add weight. But I have a riser design in mind, and really don’t wanna change it.
I think it was Ben Pearson made a bow with hidden mercury tubes or something as shock dampeners, but they would also add weight. Anyone ever try something like that with lead or something? Ideas?

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Roy from Pa
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Put a thread insert in the front of the riser and screw in a short stabilizer weight.

Heck it's only a glass bow.. [laughing]

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JamesV
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I would build another complete bow using heavier wood, glass in the riser. IPE is good

James

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Bvas
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Don't you have a trilam to work on Roy???

James, I'm planning on building another for myself. But I want to use domestic woods for the build.
My daughters is made with zebra and purpleheart. And it barely over 1 pound when finished.

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YosemiteSam
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Weighted running glove on the bow hand. Adds mass to the setup without messing with the bow.

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monterey
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You could drill for some lead weights. For example, 8 .54 caliber round balls would weigh appx 2200 grains. More efficient shaped lead would add even more without drilling any more. And, of course, as usual, smooth on is your friend! [Smile]

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OMC has future wood. I have used it and its heavier than Kingwood. I will warn you if you have not used it before it is tough stuff, will eat a sawblade, smooke and stink but it is very dense stuff.

I use a fly cutter on the mill to dress the blocks up.

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