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The bow's length and its influence

I know that bow length needs to match the draw length mostly because you lose precision if overdrawing it as soon as the string stop touching the limbs and just hold on the tips, string can swing ...
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How can one tiller a bow without a tillering tree or similar wooden device?

(First of all: I'm not used to the english words here.) I think tillering trees refere to the contraptiosn you do mount on walls / something standing upright, using a string and a pulley. But you can ...
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How can I carry my compound bow in a backpack without showing any parts of it?

If you're simply looking for a bag to transport your bow in, then go shopping for a compound bow bag. There is a large selection of bags available. If you're specifically looking to invest in a ...
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How can one tiller a bow without a tillering tree or similar wooden device?

Back when I learned to build my own bows a guy in the club I belonged to used just a ledge and a baggie of lead weights (tire balancing stuff). I suppose you could reproduce it "in the wild" hanging ...
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How can one tiller a bow without a tillering tree or similar wooden device?

To answer your question, I can refer to this answer on this question. Check out point 5: 5. Tillering Hang the bow up horizontally on a branch or piece of scrap wood by the handhold. Now ...
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Are there Takedown Compound Bows?

While an answer shows that takedown compounds have existed in the past, it's almost certain that they will never return. Instead, hunting compounds have opted to go for very short ATA(Axle to axle) ...
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Does a BCY 425x string harm my tradtional recurve bow?

it really depends on the bow tips and whether they are reinforced or not. If it's a 2013 model, I suspect that it is fine. Look at the tips, and if there is a 'reinforcement', as in if it has extra ...
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Is it possible to make a slingshot from "Natural" resources?

As far as I am aware, the closest thing to a slingshot made without vulcanised rubber or synthetic elastomers is the pellet bow. This fires stones or pellets (as a slingshot does), but uses energy ...
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Are there Takedown Compound Bows?

Here's an old video of a Fred Bear Borsalino take-Down compound bow being taken down and put back together. There is also a Fred Bear TRX 32 take-down compound bow on ebay. I didn't see any of these ...
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Are there Takedown Compound Bows?

Possibly, but I highly doubt it. The thing is that it's not that easy to restring a compound bow and most people would probably pay someone else to do it for them. Recurve bows are much easier to ...
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Is stringing a recurve without a stringer damaging to the bow?

This picture shows the proper technique for stringing a recurve bow without stringer. (In @Charlie Fishers link this is called the Step-Through Method.) It's what all the people in my archery club ...
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Is stringing a recurve without a stringer damaging to the bow?

I always take a few moments when stringing to make sure the stringer and bow are as in line and level as possible before actually pulling up. From the position I'm normally in while stringing it often ...
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How can I carry my compound bow in a backpack without showing any parts of it?

You have a couple of options, A soft case for your bow, put the bow inside the case and strap the whole thing to your backpack. A bow case with backpack straps. A bow case with a padded shoulder ...
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Minimum arrow weight of a Bear Archery Grizzly bow

Most recurves and selfbows I have shot behave best with an arrow that is close to or at 10GPP. My definition of behave though is related to performance related to hunting - I want a heavier arrow to ...
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