Parker Buck Shot Cam ?

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by hylander, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. hylander

    hylander Junior Member

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    I just purchased a new Buck Shot #20 - #30 for my daughter.
    The bow only goes down to #28, the dealer said it is probably miss marked.
    My question is, is the string installed proper. When I set the draw lenght at the 25" draw notch it draws 26".
    If you look at the first picture the string loop is connected at the first notch, there is a second notch behind it. Should the string loop be connected to the second notch. From what I understand if the string is longer the poundage will go up, and with the string connected this way it is in effect making it longer.
    If the limbs are suppose to be #20 -#30 and this is making the bow #30 -#40 will it damage the limbs leaving it this way.
    Please show me a picture of one connected proper.

    Thank you
    Sterling

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  2. bfisher

    bfisher Senior Member

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    Sounds like you want to shorten the draw and drop the weight. You can do this by moving the string loops to the second notch (peg) you are referring to.

    Depending on how old your daughter is and her stature you can also "doctor" the bow a bit by putting additional twists in the string. Start with about 15 twists. This will effectively shorten the draw and drop the weight some more, which should give you a little more latitude. The only down side to this is that the bow will not be quite as fast nor have quite as much letoff, but it makes a bow such as yours last a few more years during the growing process. You can always restring it later as she grows.
     

  3. hylander

    hylander Junior Member

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    The wieght & draw are fine, I'm just conserned about the setup.
    Since it is only suppose to be max #30 and it will max at #40
    Will this damage the limbs or cause other problems ?
     
  4. bfisher

    bfisher Senior Member

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    It shouldn't hurt anything, but I'd twist up the string some anyway. Most don't have near enough from the factory. There should be about one complete turn in 1 1/2" of string length.

    Worse thing that can happen with it the way it is that a limb could blow up, but that ain't gonna happen with the low weight. The bow has a lifetime warranty.

    I made the suggestions I did because I thought you were looking for a better fit for your daughter.