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yewbow

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Hi all i have just finished a bow made form yew its the forth one i have made but its seems to have no power. On the tiller its showing 45lb at 30insh but it seems to have a very slow cast ?. The bow is full compass and its the first one i have made like that. Has anyone ever had a slimer problem and can it be fixed?
 

tinkerer

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How long is the bow and has it taken much set or string follow? Is it hinged at the handle? If there isn't much set then you could shorten it to speed it up. Maybe the wood is just not that good David
 

Del the Cat

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How far will it throw an arrow? 45 @ 30 isn't a huge amount, if it will throw a light arrow 170-180 yards I'd say that was reasonable.
Bow too long, could be the problem, are the tips working? Was the wood well seasoned?
Any pics?
Del
 
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