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    string too heavy on stock

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    Post by Scott Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:07 pm

    Hi I haven't been on the forum for a while. I have a mediaeval type crossbow where the string is pressing very heavily on the stock. I chronographed the bow and it is shooting at around 100fps (its about a 300lb steel bow|) I want to shim the front of the bow to adjust the angle of the string, any tips on what to use , has anyone else had this problem?
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    Post by Scott Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:22 pm

    Here is a pic of the string: string too heavy on stock P1020262
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    Post by mac Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:10 pm

    Scot,

    Given just the front view, the string pressure does not look all that bed to me. A side view would be helpful as well. Is this the same bow as in your avatar?

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    Post by Vidar Halvslak Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:39 pm

    The pressure is too hard.

    Increase the angle of the bow so that the nocks is angled up a bit.

    That should do it Very Happy

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