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August 1st, 2006, 05:09 PM
I have my bow set at 50 pounds right know and I wanted to know if I had room to turn it up any or if my shafts will be to weak? How high can I turn it up? I'm shooting Easton Carbon Excel 400 which are 8.1 grains per inch. With a 100 grain head. Also If I do turn my bow up will it make my bow out of tune or will it just make me shoot higher? Thanks

August 2nd, 2006, 08:53 AM
That would depend on how well it shoots now. There will be some tolerance to weight change without problem. It will also depend on how high you want to turn it up, and whether you want to keep your current tip weight.

August 2nd, 2006, 10:37 PM
Well how high could I turn it up without making any difference? Yea I want to keep the tip weight the same.

August 3rd, 2006, 09:56 PM

August 3rd, 2006, 10:02 PM
We could guess until the cows ome home( sorry for the cliche). in my opinion you should turn the bow up in small increments and after each adjustment shoot it thru paper and see if it still tunes. I know that is not the answer you want but it is sure to answer your question eventually. Anyway that is what I would do here at the shop.

August 5th, 2006, 08:28 PM
if you in crease the poundage and it throws the tuning jst drop down to 75 grain and it should be ok.

August 5th, 2006, 10:53 PM
a 400 series arrow should be able to take a good increase in poundage i shoot axis full metal jacket arrows in 400 series with 76# draw, helical fletching they fly great.