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npauls

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Sorry for another newb question
« on: January 27, 2012, 12:09:31 AM »
Hey guys,

I have a question about tuning down the draw weight on my bow. It is a 2004 mathews Q2 XL. It has the 60-70lbs limbs and is set for around 70lbs right now.

I can't shoot this bow right now and I am positive that I will never be able to shoot it at 70lbs. I am hoping you guys can help me out with dropping the draw weight to as low as possible. I know this isn't the best thing and it is better to shoot it at a max but right now I don't have the cash to get a lower draw weight bow. So this will have to work unless I can trade someone for one that they have as a back up or if they wanted a heavier draw weight. I have also heard that you can swap limbs with a lower lbs limb.

So if I want to drop the draw weight is it as easy as backing off the limb bolts or is there more to it? And does the 60-70lbs limbs mean that I can't possibly drop the weight of my bow below 60lbs?

I am just worried that when I start to shoot again that 60lbs will be to much for my back to handle and I was hoping for 50-55lbs which I doubt is possible with my bow but I thought I had better post it on here and find out from guys/gals that have experience with this type of stuff.

Thanks for being patient and answering my beginner and probably annoying questions.

Nate
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Re: Sorry for another newb question
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2012, 08:29:09 AM »
Its as easy as backing out the limb bolts.  Each turn should be about 2-3 lbs of draw weaight.  It is possible to drop the weight of the bow below 60 lbs but there are some risks associated with this.  The limbs won't be solid in the limb pockets and you can risk damage to the limbs/bow and to yourself if it fails.  I believe it will also void the warranty and there is a lifetime warranty on the bow.

When you decide to start shooting again, contact me and I will help you out with the bow.  If its not going to work for you then I will help you get a bow that works for you.

Glad to help out anytime.

Rick

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Re: Sorry for another newb question
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2012, 02:05:00 PM »
Ok sounds good.

Thank you for the help so far and I am sure I will need more in the near future.

I didn't realize that my bow had a lifetime warranty.

My buddy told me to try and build up some muscle and just shoot the bow I have but I am worried about blowing my back out which can mean it will be messed for good. He said that the bow I have is a really good bow and he would have killed to have as nice of a bow as a starter bow. I just don't want it to sit there and collect dust because I can't pull it without worrying about my back.
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Re: Sorry for another newb question
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2012, 11:36:07 PM »
Man Npauls, that west has something seriously wrong with him...

Seems like he actually likes being good to other people.

All joking aside he shoots a bow with the best of them
And is an amazing person. If youneed help with anything he is your guy.
Quote from Howard Hill.( Whenever he taught someone to shoot) "Son make up your mind right now if you want to target shoot or hunt as theres a world of differance between the two"

Hope this goes over well....

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Re: Sorry for another newb question
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2012, 01:42:03 PM »
Nate - what bow do you have? 


And Harvestmaster - let me know when you need some training wheels and I will get you set up as well.  LOL

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Re: Sorry for another newb question
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2012, 04:11:38 PM »
I am pretty sure it is the 2004 Mathews Q2 XL. I know for sure that is the model but am not positive on the actual year. It is set at 28" draw length which is what Cheryl at Lane archery has told me is a perfect draw length for me. It is the 60-70lbs limbs and is set at 70lbs right now.
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