PVC bow update
Just came back from my cousins place where we were doing some testing on the bow. Admittedly, I made a couple of tweaks last night before all of this. I realigned the tips so that the string sat centered on the grip, and I bumped the limbs forward just a tad. It’s easy to make these adjustment when all you have to do is add a little heat.
Anywhoos, testing. Draw wieght: 53# @ 28″ Arrow speed:154fps 154fps 149fps(X2) 153fps all arrows weighed within 20 grains of 368 grains.(32″ carbon fiber spined 340, feather flecthings with a radical 3 degree helix, 100 grain field point) Jokingly, we decided to do a paper test, where you shoot at a target behind a piece of paper to see how much the arrow is wagging and in what directions. This is a tuning tool. Two arrows, seperate shots, and both made bullet holes, no side tears in any direction. We both were quite shocked! (and this was with a bare finger release, no funky trigger releases)
Final analysis: This bow would be a contender in any contest of traditional archery. Dio is giving himself a pat on the back and Oodles of Kudos to Nick Tomihama, the Backyard Bowyer for such detailed information out on the the webs.