New here & have questions concerning bows

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by Fury, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. Fury

    Fury Guest

    Hi I'm new here.
    I've a few questions.

    I've a Yamaha EX Compound., 60lbs @ 28 inches, tuned down to 50lbs, it was designed with Toxonics sights on a rail with slide, & string guard built in.

    Can anybody tell me anything of the history of this bow?

    I'm also having alot of trouble setting the sights, while with my other bow it was simple to set the sights, & they shoot true every time.
    Can anyone give me some tips on setting the sights, perhaps I'm doing something wrong?

    I've an old Martin 35# recurve, that The manufacturer can tell me noting about, and an AMF, WingArchery Slimline Pro
    Recurve that I would like to know more about.

    Well that's probably more than I should ask so I'll go for now.
  2. Fury

    Fury Guest


    Doesn't anyone even want say hellow, or atleast try to answer my questions?

    Not exactly a friendly bunch.

  3. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    I was not aware that yamaha made a compound bow. I had heard they made recurves but that's all I know about them.

    As far has helping you sight it in, you must first tell us what your having trouble with.

    By the way, welcome to the forum.
  4. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

    Hey There

    Hi Fury and :welcome: to the forum. We are not an unfriendly bunch just not alot of traffic here YET. We are growing steadily day by day. This is a great place to come to and just relax. As for your bow I have never heard of a Yamaha, sorry no help there. With your sighting in question all I can say is chase your arrow(if your arrow is low then lower your pin if your arrow is left then move the pin to the left). You may also want to make sure your rest is tuned properly. Where is Austin, and do you have any proshops around there? Again very glad to have you with us.:peace:
  5. Jay Are

    Jay Are Junior Member

    Friendly Bunch…

    We’re a friendly bunch; I just think you have us stumped on the Yamaha compound bow.

    Only thing I know is that Yamaha made a good bow for the Olympics and has been out of business since 2002. Sorry I couldn’t help you out, but maybe someone will see this post and give you some good info.

    Welcome to the forum; don’t give up on us too quick.
  6. Fury

    Fury Guest

    Hello, and what I've found out

    What i know of Yamaha is they stoped taking orders in 2002, & stoped shipping in september of that year.

    Can't any mention of a Yamaha Compound on the net.
    Mine a yamaha ex with three pin toxonics rail sights has almost no letoff, in otherwords it shoots similar to a recurve, except that the weight remails constant after a certain point instead of increasing.

    As far as my sights I went to High performance archery around the corner & he had the same tips you guys mentioned, after some readjusting I'm driving nails - (most of the time).

    I'm gonna purchase a more up todate sight when I've the money, & go to carbon shafts.

    I think I'm gonna bluprint the dovetail bar on mine & make another that is tighter specs, & will hold the sights made today, as well as going from a flip rest to a whisker biscut.

    This Bow while quieter than my others is very loud, I'm going to look into some different types of dampeners.

    Strangely while not being very fast it has a nice flat trajectory, at 20yrds.
    Since getting my sights right it has been accurate out to 200 feet, not tight groups but on target.
    At 60yds the pin covers the entire target, so I think I'm doing well with an old bow.

    would have taken me a week practice with a recurve an no sight to be able to consistantly hit the target at that distance.

    Thanks for the help, & if you've any Idea's or info please post them, & I'll reply as soon as I can.
  7. Radar

    Radar Story of my life

    I am gonna start by saying :welcome: . I also made a new extension bar for my toxonics. I just measured the one that came with it and added 4 in. It is not that hard to do I am not sure what you do for a living but I am a tool & die maker. It only took a couple of lunches and a break or two. Good luck, making things yourself gives you alot of satisfaction.
  8. Fury

    Fury Guest

    Making a new dove tail bar

    Well I used to do that, but I'm working in a factory now with no access to a mill.

    I do do hand made knives, sword & axes.

    So when I get my hands on a good piece of aluminum I'll do it by hand.

    The old bar is not designed to hold sights the same way.
    It has another dovetail bar that screws on the end then you fiberopitic holders slide on that bar then you slide a holder on each end & slide the guard into them.

    Toxonics does sell a bar for the microadjust sights they sell but it fastens from the side, insted of like mine through the bar.

    If anybod has any Ideas please give me a holler.

    I'll try to post a pic as soon as I can figure out how to, & make my cam work.
  9. Fury

    Fury Guest


    Here are some pics of my Yamaha EX and a few others
  10. MoBowman

    MoBowman Senior Member

    To be honest it looks like about a 1980's bow. Your probably better off shooting them recurves. The bow is capable of shooting but I would suggest you check and see if you can get some new cables and strings. They unless you have changed them I would doubt if they have been done in a while. Thats just my experience with these older bows that guys have. Most have set in a closet for years at a time.

    BTW....pass the JB over this way:biggrin1:

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