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Thread: how much is too much Brace Height?

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    SandSquid
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    Default how much is too much Brace Height?

    I'm trying to piece together a 3D and "real" hunting bow for Mrs. Squid.

    I have a nice (camo) Cheetah riser and some 16" straight (Camo) limbs and I'm working on the Nitrous A cams (already have the mods)...

    But a recent conversation got me thinking that the brace Meigh might be approaching upwards of 9" (or more) and it was suggested that it might be too much Brace Height.

    I'd like a "forgiving" bow but don't want something that twangs.


    Thoughts?

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    I would have to say it would be on the long side. The Cheetah is basicly a parrallel limbed bow and I believe the std. length limbs are 13". So lets say the std. BH is 6.5" add 3" to make up for the difference between the two and that would be about 9.5" and 10" of BH. That would be a loss of about 30 or 35 fps with the longer limbs, draw length, poundage and arrow weight being =. What she needs in my opinion if you are going to stick with the 16" limbs and some NOS A,s are a Panther, Tigress, or a Mercury riser.

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    Or a Phantom II or Phantom III maybe?

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    We are not stuck on these limbs, we are stuck on this riser... finding a decent LEFT HAND riser that she likes, for $$$ we can afford, is the challenge. I just happen to have the riser and a set of nice, light (2H), 16" straight camo limbs.....


    However, we WILL be looking for an older, non-paralell LH riser to hang her Jaguar Take-Down limbs on when they get here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flytier17 View Post
    Or a Phantom II or Phantom III maybe?
    When I said Panther I meant Phantom...sorry.

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    OK, I kinda guessed that, but I didn't want him to think of a Panther as a Pantera which is a parallell-limb design.

    How abouit a Cougar III or Cougar IV as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flytier17 View Post
    OK, I kinda guessed that, but I didn't want him to think of a Panther as a Pantera which is a parallell-limb design.

    How abouit a Cougar III or Cougar IV as well?
    A/A may be a little long for her compfort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scepterman30x View Post
    A/A may be a little long for her compfort.
    She's shooting a ShadowCat Elite Nitrous currenlty for 5-spot (just scored a 292/30X) and really likes it, but say's its woo tall to be toting around the fields shooting 3D or sitting in a ground stand

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    Cougar with 16" limbs are going to be about 40.5" avg. A/A length.

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    Default Just as an FYI...

    In contrast to the 2007 "factory specs" of A/A:30-1/2" and a B.H. of 7".

    The Cheetah riser built up with 14" Magnum limbs, Fury 00HL cams has an A/A of 32" and a B.H. of 6", and is a fine shooting bow though I would like some more Brace Height for when my wife eventually takes over the bow. I can certainly see the longer B.H. as a result of the larger diameter M-Pro cam system, as opposed to the tiny Fury 00HL cams

    I'll likely see where it lands w/ some 15" and 16" limbs, and most likely try some Nitrous-X and Furious-X cams, somewhere along the way..........

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