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    distance from limb to trigger????

    Post by nikomaxia on Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:09 am

    Hi everyone!!! I'm new in the forum and I do not speak good English so forgive me about my language.
    To the point now:I want to make a home made crossbow and I just buy a 150lb - 27inches limb like this one at the photo below.

    The rest of the main body it will be from wood and the trigger from aluminium...
    I'm trying to find which is the correct distance between the limb and the trigger. I'm try to say that I dont Know how much I can stretch the string from neutral to cocking.
    Look at picture I made so you can understand... Smile

    Any suggestions;
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    Re: distance from limb to trigger????

    Post by Todd the archer on Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:21 am

    Welcome Nikomaxia, first let me say those prods which are advertised as being 150# are closer to about 120#. Anyway to answer your question I would not go beyond a total draw length of 13" (bow to trigger). When braced at 3" this should give you a 10" power stroke.



    Good luck with your project. Also if you shorten the draw to 11" (8" power stroke) you weight will be around 95 pounds.



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    Re: distance from limb to trigger????

    Post by nikomaxia on Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:05 am

    Thank you for your quick answer, I have a question.... what do you mean with the: "When braced at 3" what is brace?
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    Re: distance from limb to trigger????

    Post by Todd the archer on Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:13 pm

    Brace means the distance from the string to the prod after the prod is strung and at rest but not drawn back. Hope this makes sense.



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    Re: distance from limb to trigger????

    Post by nikomaxia on Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:28 am

    Thank you I understand now very well!!!!! Very Happy

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