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John Malone
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Hey guys, still working on learning to shoot with a tab. Don't think ill ever give up my glove but I'm getting good results with a Black Widow three under I purchased from Three Rivers also with one I made. The BW is kinda stiff but works great with my new 55#, not as clean on the lower poundage. I use a thinner one with my 45# and 35# and get tight groups out to 20 yards. I'm wondering to what degree is the thickness/stiffness of the tab in relation to draw weight a personal preference, and how much has to do with the actual mechanics of the string and tabs ability to work together at different draw weights and tab stiffness? I would just like to research that but cant find much on it. I'm pretty sure I got it figured out but that kinda thinking has gotten me in trouble before.
Thanks Guys.

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Stumpkiller
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I use Black Widow split fingertabs. They do take some use to "break in". Hundreds and hundreds of shots for me.

I think it is ALL personal preference. And no real correlation beween bow weights. I shot my most powerful recurve with a single thickness cordovan leather tab.

It can also matter how you trim a tab to customize it to your fingers - or whether you don't. And deep hook vs. finger pad, etc., etc.

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John Malone
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That's kinda what I was thinking. The one I made from cordovan I like as it allows my to feel the string so to speak. Don't believe I have hundreds of shots on the BW yet so probably just needs some more break in. Ill also stick to making my own but I bought the BW just to make sure it was my being new to a tab and not my design. Bought a large and doesn't seem to need any trimming best I can tell.

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