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Question:

I have just bought a Hoyt GM riser with Samick limbs. My question is this: when I string the bow  the string sits in these little slots which run 2 or 3 inches along the limbs. The string stays in the slot on the top limb but after drawing the bow the sting comes out of the slot and lays alongside the slot. Is this usual? Am I doing something wrong? Is there an adjustment needed. Thanks BT

Response:

No Bill it is not usual. It sounds as if the limbs may be twisted. If you live in Mexborough then I am willing to meet you and take a look at your bow next Thursday or Friday. email me direct to set it up. ro.freeserve.co.uk> writes — John Grove

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Did you fit the limbs the right way? StiG – Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> I have just bought a Hoyt GM riser with Samick limbs. My question is this: > when I string the bow  the string sits in these little slots which run 2 or > 3 inches along the limbs. The string stays in the slot on the top limb but > after drawing the bow the sting comes out of the slot and lays alongside the > slot. Is this usual? Am I doing something wrong? Is there an adjustment > needed. > Thanks > BT

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How do I know what length of bow I need? Is there a simple formula? — Steve

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Steve, Join a club and take the advise of a coach in the club. If you do not know how to contact a club near to you go to http://www.gnas.org where you can get local contact information. Rough Guide is below 26" arrows 64" bow Below 28" arrows 66" bow below 29.5"      68" bow above 29.5       70" bow >How do I know what length of bow I need? Is there a simple formula? >– >Steve

– John Grove

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Um… Recurve, Compound, longbow, other sort of bow? Field or Target shooting? – Hide quoted text — Show quoted text – > How do I know what length of bow I need? Is there a simple formula?

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    Thanks John. Through the link you supplied, I’ve identified several clubs close to me and mailed them for some info. Now all I have to do is resist the temptation to rush out and spend my money until I’ve managed to glean some decent advice!     In the meantime, I’m wondering if I’ll be able to shoot in my back garden. What sort of ranges does one shoot at? I could manage a 30 yd range, maybe 40, would this be adequate for a beginner?     Also… Is there any branch of archery (including crossbows) which requires any kind of licence? Steve

– Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> Steve, Join a club and take the advise of a coach in the club. > If you do not know how to contact a club near to you go to > http://www.gnas.org where you can get local contact information. > Rough Guide is > below 26" arrows 64" bow > Below 28" arrows 66" bow > below 29.5"      68" bow > above 29.5       70" bow >How do I know what length of bow I need? Is there a simple formula? >– >Steve > — > John Grove

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shadyshark asked:- > Recurve, Compound, longbow, other sort of bow? > Field or Target shooting?

    Er, ok well you’ve got me there! What does a beginner usually start with? From what I’ve picked up so far, I’m thinking a compound bow is one with wheels on the ends and is used for hunting, right? They seem a bit pricey too. I only want to shoot at targets – apart from when those pesky rabbits wipe out my vegetables! Compound seems to be the most common with longbow being looked on as somewhat quaint, perhaps even a little eccentric? Please correct me if my first impressions are wrong.     I was thinking of spending about

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