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Shootalot
I have an old osage Hill style bow I made which is to heavy for me now. A while back I reduced the weight and ended up getting the nocks pretty thin. What do you bow makers think of the chances of the nocks breaking off with fast flight string? Ill try to load pictures. Thanks.
Gordon Jabben
Independence KS
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OrionII
Given the thickness of the limb at the tip (back to belly) I don't think a low stretch string would be a problem.  Would pad the loops though to fill the string grooves and give them more surface area.
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Shootalot
Thanks Orion. That's what I was hoping to hear.
Gordon Jabben
Independence KS
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Old Sailor
Gordon, you didn't say the draw weight of the bow but since you reduced the weight I am assuming it is not very heavy so I agree with OrionII. I use low stretch on all my bows except one, even old recurves which are not suppose to be FF approved.  Just full those nocks with padding.
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JD Berry Morning Star 54#@28, Northern Mist Classic 54#@28Sovereign Ballistik 60#28, Howatt Hunter 55#@28, Ben Pearson Mustang 46#@28

"But God demonstrates His own love towards us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."  Romans 5:8

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Durango, Colorado
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Shootalot
Hi Paul.  Yes, I took quite a bit off and went from 66# to 57#.  It sure seems to have slowed it down a lot.  I normally use B-50 but I thought the extra speed would be nice.  I had a bad experience with a 35# pound Wing recurve my wife was shooting.  I put a ff string on it and the second shot took the end off of it but this longbow I made is special just because I made it, not because it's a good bow. [smile]
Gordon Jabben
Independence KS
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Old Sailor
It's always a judgement call Gordon.  If the bow is special and you don't want to take any chance then you might want to try a thinner B50 to try to up the speed a little.  The one bow I don't use FF on is my first bow, a Ben Pearson Mustang I bought back in 1963 or 64. It has very small tips and I just don't want to take the chance of hurting it, even though I really don't think it would. When ever I hear of something happening to a bow after someone puts a high performance string on it is, "how do we know it would not have happened if the old string was left on it, or maybe it had been dry fired in the past and the FF string just finished it off and it would have happened sooner or later even with the B50".  When a bow breaks with a B50 string it is usually thought that there was some problem with the bow but if it breaks with a FF string, the string is usually thought to be the culprit, but nobody really ever knows.
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JD Berry Morning Star 54#@28, Northern Mist Classic 54#@28Sovereign Ballistik 60#28, Howatt Hunter 55#@28, Ben Pearson Mustang 46#@28

"But God demonstrates His own love towards us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."  Romans 5:8

"The problem is not guns, It's hearts without God, Homes without discipline, Schools without prayer, and Courtrooms without justice" ; unknown.

Durango, Colorado
Public Land Hunter
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Shootalot
Well, I made a D97 string with twice as many strands in the loops.  I feel better about shooting it with this low stretch string after talking to you guys.  I know any bow can break at any time and if this one does, that's the way it goes.  I've been blessed to have some back ups that are better than this one I made.  

Paul, I sure hope to see you again at the High Country Shoot.  

Thanks, Gordon
Gordon Jabben
Independence KS
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Old Sailor
The good Lord willing I definitely plan on being there. Sure hope you and the rest of the guys can make it!
Charter Member Traditional Archery Society
Member Colorado Traditional Archery Society

JD Berry Morning Star 54#@28, Northern Mist Classic 54#@28Sovereign Ballistik 60#28, Howatt Hunter 55#@28, Ben Pearson Mustang 46#@28

"But God demonstrates His own love towards us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."  Romans 5:8

"The problem is not guns, It's hearts without God, Homes without discipline, Schools without prayer, and Courtrooms without justice" ; unknown.

Durango, Colorado
Public Land Hunter
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