Hello. Noobie here. I have a BP-H52
I had a b-50 Dacron made and bought another from 3R, both 48". How uncommon is it that a 52" bow like this could need a 46" string? With the 48's, I have about a 6.5" brace height. Five inch feathers are right over the shelf. I have to do a lot of twisting to get the feathers about a half inch from the shelf, which gets them over an inch from the rest and side plate. The rest is elevated velcro with half a wooded dow and the side plate is calf hair done the same. The build out is above the pressure/low point in the grip.
I noticed in one of the 2 links above the previous owner had a 47" string instead of a 48", and I wonder why. After twisting the you know what (too much imo) out of a 48" for the 5" feathers it's 46.5 on the bow, giving me a 7.5" brace height.
Am I wrong in thinking the feathers need to be away from the rest/side plate? Is this bow really not for 5" feathers? That doesn't seem correct.
Other than overtwisting and breaking/bow/person damage, is there any tuning issues with a lot of twisting? I read somewhere CCW twisting for a RH shoot could cause the arrow to hit the riser, which I was experiencing before building out the side plate. I was more consistent w/o twisting at the 6.5" brace height, w/ a Neet Pro arrow rest.
It looks like the bow is cut a little past center and the string center. Seems the direction I twist changes it's position from left to right of center. Does that sound right? Remember, it's a lot of twisting. 25-35 twists.
I read this is a hard bow to start on. Probably even more so with my 31" draw? It seems like I'm spinning my wheels with all this twisting. Either that, or this really is a hard bow to learn on. Or both? I've been using the bow tuning method at bowmaker.net.
Arrows are easton aluminum gamegetters.
2016's are 32"
2117's are 33"
100 and 125gr field points
Any thoughts are greatly appreciated!