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    Limb questions

    I picked up a used morrison ilf riser. Its 15" and I would like to make a longbow out of it. What length bow will I end up with if I do some longbow limbs as opposed to longs in a recurve limb? I would also like it to draw 50lbs @ 28" so suggestions on poundage would be nice too, thanks.
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    60" with longs. What limbs are you going to buy?

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    I was thinking about the trad tech carbon foam ones or maybe just the glass and wood. Probably the foams though as I have never tried those before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deepsprayj View Post
    trad tech carbon foam ones
    TradTech Masters Carbon Longbow Limbs? Don't think they have foam and I think that's a good thing. Foam limbs can be a little less rigid, that's why they get recommended for expert levels since the higher level archers have better form.

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    Ahh maybe you are correct. I thought they were foam. I will probably just go glass and wood then. I cant see paying an extra 300 for carbons.

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    Might pay to call LAS and check for sure. I agree, $300 is a bit much. Draw weight? Hard to say since it depends on deflection of the riser, if you had a set of recurve limbs it might give you an idea. I take it that the ratings are based on the 19" riser.

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    Im pretty comfortable with 50lbs so I want to be around there. I was thinking 40 or 45 would do it. Depends on the added poundage because of the shorty riser and my extra 1" of draw.

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    It could be 6# - 8# over listed weigh at your draw length so you would be pretty safe with 40# 0r 45#. I'm surprised no one here owns a set of TT longbow limbs.

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    I called lancaster today and they recommended 45s

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    Should be no problem then. Are you going to buy the TT's or keep looking?

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    Im not sure yet. I want to take a look at everything since I am not in desperate need for another bow. I have enough to shoot so I can take my time building this one. On second thought, yeah im doing the trad techs. Morrisons and Dryads are outrageous.

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