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    09 martin mystic furious x with small modules small cams. i'd like to try a half inch shorter draw length. do i need a bow press? what's involved?

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    You shouldn't if yu have any holes left in the module to make it shorter. What position are the modules set to now? Do you know or if not can you post a pic?
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    thanks barry
    there are 7 holes/positions.
    outer 4 are marked 1 2 3 4
    there are 3 more positions/holes inside, not numbered
    i'm in the one below or inside the halfway point between 1 and 2.
    i'm thinking that this present position should give me a 25 1/2 inch draw.
    by going to the 1 position, would this give me a 25 inch draw length?
    currently at 37# with 1H limbs, believe i have 40# available should i choose to turn the limb bolts
    how much would i expect to lose with the half inch shorter draw?

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    OK, so you have one hole left---#1. Moving to this will shorten the draw by 1/2". You won't see any difference in draw weight. Holding weight should remain about the same or go up by a pound. Nothing you'd notice. The bow will shoot about 5-6 fps slower, but it's more important to have the bow fit you correctly. If I remember you shoot barebow so there's no peep or sight to mess with.

    Got to edit this and add that shortening might call for some form changes. I just looked at the pic you mentioned. Your bowarm is pretty much extended. You might be able to shoot more off the meat of the thumb and let the wrist break more into down position. This should also let your left shoulder drop into a more relaxed position, too. More relaxed means less fatigue over time and just more consistency. It might also let your elbow rotate out and you might not need the arm guard any more. Tough to say. A half inch isn't that much but could make a world of difference.

    You asked how to move the modules. Simple. The mini-mods only have one set screw. Just remove it and rotate the module to the next lower hole (#1). Make sure the X mod is aligned with it and put the screw back in. No bow press needed. It's so easy even a caveman could do it---LOL.

    Keep us posted about your progress. I have other tricks up my sleeve if needed. I'm partial to blonds.
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    thank you again.

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