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    Hope someone on here can give me some idea on what is going on with my 2001 cougar elite. I bought another set of limbs not long ago, and they were in great lightly used condition. They are marked as having 8m limb deflection.Once fitted I never had a chance to weigh them for D/W before, during practice the module blew up resulting in the limbs ending up nearly straight due to no string . By that I mean they were in the non loaded position. Since I have fitted a new module and after thoroughly checking for cracks [none] it shot accurately but I thought it seemed a bit light so managed to try it on a bow scale. It only went 55# and by my understanding with 8m limbs on that model cougar and a 30'' draw, I should get around 70# maxed out. I am sure the bow weight was heavier before the module let go, yet there are no signs at of damage or cracks. Is it possible for some of the 'preload' in the curved elite limbs to have been weakened?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbob29 View Post
    Once fitted I never had a chance to weigh them for D/W before
    This always makes it difficult but if the bow instantly felt lighter then something is up.

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    Since I have fitted a new module and after thoroughly checking for cracks [none] it shot accurately but I thought it seemed a bit light so managed to try it on a bow scale.
    Did you fully relax the bow and make sure the limbs are seated correctly?


    Quote Originally Posted by bigbob29 View Post
    It only went 55# and by my understanding with 8m limbs on that model cougar and a 30'' draw, I should get around 70# maxed out.
    Check your specs, ATA, brace height and draw length.

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    'Day Destroyer,
    Checked A2A its within 1/8'' [over], d/l is right, and brace height is 1/16'' over, so it stumps me!. I would like to know just what poundage that these limbs should deliver when maxed at 30'' d/l. i know its a fair bit more than 55#

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    What cams are on it?

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    G'day scepterman it has the single fuzion cam.

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    TTT any one?

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    Wish I could help you mate but I have no idea what it should be. The only thing I would recommend is to check that you haven't made a mistake when you reassembled the bow like putting the sting on the post that shortens the draw, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by bigbob29 View Post
    Checked A2A its within 1/8'' [over]
    You could do something about this. Put 7- 10 (or whatever needed) twists in the cable, that would get the draw weight up and drop the brace height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Destroyer View Post
    Wish I could help you mate but I have no idea what it should be. The only thing I would recommend is to check that you haven't made a mistake when you reassembled the bow like putting the sting on the post that shortens the draw, etc.



    You could do something about this. Put 7- 10 (or whatever needed) twists in the cable, that would get the draw weight up and drop the brace height.
    Yeah guess its about all I can do.

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    Chasman, 2010 Martin Bengal 60#,Parker Phoenix 60#, Parker Hornet 70#. Hutch-n-Son strings.'Makes a lot of sense if you don't think about it!

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    Thanks cjchasman that is exactly what I wanted. I should be getting 70# with those limbs maxed out at my d/l of 30'' but am only getting 55#.It seems that when the module let go then the resulting 'shock to the limbs although not causing structural defects ie; cracks must have weakened the preload on the curved elite limbs. Thats my take on it, any one wishing to agree or offer other possibilities are most welcome to do so. Just hope the limbs are still up to using, even at the reduced draw weight.

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