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    I went to the shop last night and it said 62lbs. So can we say between 2 and 3 lbs per full turn?

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    If it was actually 60# and its only gone up 2# then I guess so but it depends on the actual weight it was. Did you weight it before you went 1 turn?

    Again, how many turns until bottom will determine it. For example, if its 3 turns off bottom now and your getting 2# per turn then of course it will only hit 68# unless it increases more on the last turn.

    Not sure what you are looking for, what draw weight do you actually want?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Destroyer View Post
    If it was actually 60# and its only gone up 2# then I guess so but it depends on the actual weight it was. Did you weight it before you went 1 turn?

    Again, how many turns until bottom will determine it. For example, if its 3 turns off bottom now and your getting 2# per turn then of course it will only hit 68# unless it increases more on the last turn.

    Not sure what you are looking for, what draw weight do you actually want?
    I wasn't looking for any particular number. I just wanted to see if a full turn would make a big difference in pulling the string. So I wanted to know how much I increased it by.

    I might ( and I stress might) bring to 70 at some point. I bought my arrows with that in mind.

    I am just very curious about these things.
    Last edited by Stéphane; 08-19-2011 at 08:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stéphane View Post
    I just wanted to see if a full turn would make a big difference in pulling the string.
    Ok then. A few pounds wont feel much difference unless you have reached your personal limit. My shoulder lets me know if its too heavy these days, that is usually over 73#. Did it seem like much to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stéphane View Post
    So I wanted to know how much I increased it by.
    Get a bow scale, its the only sure way of telling.

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    An inexpensive scale is a luggage scale out of Wal-mart. From all the reports of those who have used them the are good.



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    I bought a cheap digital of ebay, $15 tmd and it works fine. Have a better scale and there isn't much difference.

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    I bought one of these on e-bay for fishing but found out was extremely accurate at weighing draw weight, within a couple ounces. If you're not in a big hurry pick one up, well worth it.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/40kg-88Lb-14...item256514b1c8
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