I'm here elkslayer. To answer the question, yes you can turn it down more than 4 turns. History---2007 I had some physical problems and had to turn my 55# Patera down. How many turns I can't remember, but the net result was that it was set at 27#. It's not something I would recommend on a permanent basis, but it can be done. Yes, the bow was like a rubber band, but it sufficed for my purposes at the time.
Originally Posted by elkslayer4x5
Also, that 3# per turn is not written in stone. I have two Rytera bows right now that only change 1 1/2 to 2# per turn so use a scale. The trick is, and many of you guys know it, watch the threads through the barrel nut in the riser. With many other bows the limbs need to be lept in the limb pockets to keep them aligned with the riser. Martin bows have a different system so can safely be backed down more.
So, answering Turkey's question? Yes, you can take the bow down to 35# safely, assuming the limb bolts are long enough, which they should be. Just make sure you don't see any daylight through the barrel nuts. Also, mark the head of the limb bolts so you can see if they are vibrating out and check them once in a while.
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