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Clovis6
So with a little bit of help from Draven and Santo I was able to put together my first ever ILF longbow. 

It has the 17" Win & Win Black Wolf riser and 48# Dryad Legend ACS longbow limbs.  Makes a 62" bow. Put it on my bow scale and it comes in about 52#.  Have it at 7 3/4" brace height, but have no idea if that is even close to optimal.  All I know is it put 3 arrows in pretty much the same spot. 27" Heavy Hunter 600s with 145gr points. 

Very smooth, no hand shock, a little bit of noise. A bit heavier draw weight than I would like. I know there's a way to adjust weight on an ILF bow, but that's way outside my technical expertise at this stage.   Watched a couple of YouTube videos on ILF bows and, guys I gotta admit, they seem like they're more high maintenance than I'm gonna be able to keep up with.  We'll see. 

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Shooting right now (Aug 2020): 
Northern Mist Sprague Longbow, 66", #52
Bodnik Mohawk Chief Longbow, 62", #50@27
Bob Lee Blackhawk Recurve, 58", #49
Black Widow PSAX, 62", 46#
   
Doylestown, PA / Reston, VA
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Draven

To change the draw weight follow this:

1 loosen the screw on the belly of the handle

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2 unscrew the one on the back of the handle 1 full turn (360 degrees)

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repeat for the other limb the same : belly screw loose, unscrew one full turn the back one

Before tightening the belly screws check tiller
as shown below

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If you shoot split, the top measure should be ~ 1/8” bigger than bottom limb. 

If you shoot 3 under, even tiller is Ok.

If top dimension is smaller unscrew the top back limb screw (image 2) a bit more until you get the [ bottom tiller + 1/8” ] dimension

If top dimension is bigger than +1/4” you can tighten the back limb screw to get it where you want. 

Once tillering is done tighten the belly screws and you are ready to shoot - you should be around #50 now
Have fun! 


 

"Practice not until you get it right, practice until you can't get it wrong." - Unknown
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Clovis6
Draven - great instructions.  Thanks.  Will tackle it in the morning and let you know what happens.  About how much should the weight change?

Shooting right now (Aug 2020): 
Northern Mist Sprague Longbow, 66", #52
Bodnik Mohawk Chief Longbow, 62", #50@27
Bob Lee Blackhawk Recurve, 58", #49
Black Widow PSAX, 62", 46#
   
Doylestown, PA / Reston, VA
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Draven

Welcome. I’ve added above, you should be around # 49-50, depending on how the initial position of the fittings is. BW goes 3 full turns out but since you didn’t started from scratch I would stay on the safe side with 1 full turn and a half max out. You might need to adjust BH and nock on the string once the things are tighten

PS I will make pictures later tomorrow showing the limb pocket and screw position when you start from “factory settings”.

 

"Practice not until you get it right, practice until you can't get it wrong." - Unknown
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Clovis6
Draven wrote:

Welcome. I’ve added above, you should be around # 49-50, depending on how the initial position of the fittings is. BW goes 3 full turns out but since you didn’t started from scratch I would stay on the safe side with 1 full turn and a half max out. You might need to adjust BH and nock on the string once the things are tighten

PS I will make pictures later tomorrow showing the limb pocket and screw position when you start from “factory settings”.

So never being one to read the instructions, here's what I did.  I took the limbs off and loosened the screws on the belly of the riser.  Then I screwed the the things on the back of the riser all the way down.  Then I unscrewed them 3 full turns and tightened the screws on the belly again.  Shot a few arrows and it didn't blow up so I think I am probably okay.  Put my bow scale on it and it comes in at 45# and change @27".  Pretty much exactly what I am looking for.  Anything I missed or should undo?

 


Shooting right now (Aug 2020): 
Northern Mist Sprague Longbow, 66", #52
Bodnik Mohawk Chief Longbow, 62", #50@27
Bob Lee Blackhawk Recurve, 58", #49
Black Widow PSAX, 62", 46#
   
Doylestown, PA / Reston, VA
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Draven
You are good to go. Just verify your tiller but it should be good. Enjoy your Black Wolf / Lobo 
"Practice not until you get it right, practice until you can't get it wrong." - Unknown
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Clovis6
Draven wrote:
You are good to go. Just verify your tiller but it should be good. Enjoy your Black Wolf / Lobo 


Thanks for the reminder.  Tiller was wacky.  Bottom was 1/4" larger than the top.  I shoot split so I got it adjusted like you said.

Shooting right now (Aug 2020): 
Northern Mist Sprague Longbow, 66", #52
Bodnik Mohawk Chief Longbow, 62", #50@27
Bob Lee Blackhawk Recurve, 58", #49
Black Widow PSAX, 62", 46#
   
Doylestown, PA / Reston, VA
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Draven
You should lose the "bad" sound or vibration now.The easy way was to turn in the bottom limb
"Practice not until you get it right, practice until you can't get it wrong." - Unknown
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