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I have been messing with the brace height on my new to me pronghorn, I was wondering what other thought might be a good starting point? I have it at about 7.75" I dropped it as low as 6.5" and raised it to 8.5" and didn't notice too much of a difference shooting bare shafts and fletched arrows. I did notice 6.5" was very unforgiving. 
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Jim Wolffe

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Herb, the bowyer, recommends anywhere from 6"-9", but I get the best results at 7 1/4". I'm shooting a one piece 60", but I think a three piece would be about the same.
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This is from Herb’s webpage;
Brace Height. There is no such thing as one perfect brace height for a bow. An archer’s individual shooting style alone can dictate a personal brace height. There is a range of brace heights for any bow. Some archers get good arrow flight with as low as 6 1/2 inches., while others do well with a 9-inch brace height. Experiment by first choosing the proper arrow, then shooting at the lowest recommended brace height, increasing height until arrows fly cleanly.

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I have shot a Pronghorn Longbow for about ten years they were 7 1/4 that was the sweet spot l shoot Yellowstone Custom bows now. 
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