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Turning down bow weight

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I've got an older 60-70 lb bow that I'm going to turn down for carp shooting. Without a scale, how do you know when you've hit the min weight? Unless there's a stop on the limb bolts, you could be causing a dangerous situation by turning it down too far? Whats the lb drop per full turn, all bows the same?

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It depends on the bow but normally it's around 3lbs per turn but be careful watch the limb pocket if you back it out to far you will have it pop and a big mess if not a injury

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Unless you are hunting shallow water from shore or something I would not turn it down. I haven't hunted fish for a few years but we were able to shoot pretty deep and still get good penetration on the fish by keeping the poundage up.

I think sniper is pretty close on the pounds per turn. Just make sure the limbs stay in the pockets.

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From my experience, it is more like two pounds per turn. If I were going to turn down the poundage I would not go more that 3 turns. If you want the poundage dropped but are worried about going to far take it to a archery shop and have them turn it down for you.

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I think you can go ahead and leave the poundage up. I would recomend removing as much of the "other stuff" as possible, sights, quivers etc. so there is less to hang up on.

And at that poundage, I would absolutely get a laminated or carbon reinforced arrow. The regular fiberglass ones are only rated to about 50-55lbs.

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We always shot some custom made arrows from Mikes Archery in St. Cloud. They would put a fiberglass arrow in an aluminum arrow and made their own tips, etc....kind of spendy put pretty durable. I have not done it for several years now but those guys are really into it.

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I would recommend leaving the weight where it is and just make sure your arrow is capable of handling the weight... There will be that time that you will wish you had the extra weight behind your arrow...

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