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    Started off as a Gamegetter Jr. I sent it out to Idaho to have the limb pockets redone to fit ILF limbs. They make a sweet bow. If you have an interest in recurves, check the local pawn shops or yard sales. Bear Blackbears/Jennings Black Lightnings, Hoyt Rambo/Spectra/Gamegetter/Ram Hunter, or Proline Typhoons (if you got a shorter DL). The neat thing is you can shoot them off the shelf or go whole hog and put on sights, rests, and stabilizers. I left the stab. mount there so I could try a string stopper too. Ilf limbs start at about $100. High end limbs (out of reach for me) are about $550-600. Not a bad use for an old unused compound riser. Lots of fun too
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    I have no idea why the pics are different sizes? They were all resized to medium on photobucket.
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    what do they do to the riser to convert it to ILF kimbs?

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    It's all in the limb pockets. He installs an adapter plate to accept the ILF fittings. (you can just about see the plate, it's about 1/8" thick.) The stock limb bolt is used, but a brass bushing is added to fit the ends of the ILF libs. There is a dovetail cut into the pocket, then the adapter plate is added (I'm not sure if its epoxied or JB weld, or what). He also reshapes the pocket to a taper as can be seen in the last pic. He choose these particular models to work with because of the pocket angle, it's close to the same as olympic recurves. Most olympic target risers are 23 or 25 inches long, these bears and hoyts make a little shorter riser, this on is 21". ILF limbs come in 3 lenths. Short, medium, and long. You'll see them listed for a 66, 68, or 70" bow lenths, usually based on a 25" riser. They list the limb weights based on either a 23 or 25" riser. You gain a few putting them on a 21" riser. For example, my 30lb longs (says 30lb on a 25") will be 32lbs on a 23", and 35lbs on a 21" riser. Fun stuff, but just as addictive as compounds, be forewarned.
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    These little buttons on the limbs fit into the dovetail.
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    And here is another Hoyt and a Bear Blackbear riser.
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    Just need to put the slipover covers on the limbs. She definately smokes an arrow for a recurve. It's about 50@28.
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    When some extra cash comes my way a recurve will be in the plans.
    That's pretty neat that somebody can convert a proprietary limb mount to ILF. Opens up a lot of possibilities.

    Pretty cool...

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    .....I mean, ALA Damit.....
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    It's making me dizzy with my head tipped. LOL Honest, I rotated and resized before linking them. Not sure why they're still big and on their side??????
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    OK someone with a little more computer savy than me, tell me why when I log in at home these last sets of pictures are still horizontal and huge, but when I get on from a computer at work, not logged in, they are vertical and resized?
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    Default Very cool

    Nice work and the old Rambo was one of my first compounds from Hoyt bows.

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