Hello all, new member here from Putnam county NY. Just made an impulse buy and bought a used bear lights out set for 29" draw @ 70 lbs at a tag sale for 175. It appeared in great condition. with not really knowing what I was getting into, but knowing that I wanted to get a bow for a while now, I jumped at it. problem is now after getting it home and doing some internet research I found out that my draw setting should be more to a 27" and @60 lbs.
Can this bow be effectively dropped to a 27" draw?
I originally intended to use this bow with my daughter but now realizing she will not be able to pull a 60-70 lbs draw, I'll have to consider a recurve. Took this to a local sports store and they tried to lower the draw weight for her but I felt it was too unsafe and had them raise back to 60 lbs. when I got it home that night I found some scuff marks that I hadn't noticed before. Could have just missed it with an inexperienced eye when I was first looking it over.
I bought some arrows while at the large chain sports store but as I continue to read more about compound bows I see that they should be a specific weight. without finalizing the draw and weight I should I have not just purchased some cheap run of the mill arrows.
I won't have time throughout the week to get to the pro shop until next weekend but would like to have some idea what I'm getting into and what I should expect.
Thanks in advance for all your help and advice.