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Good evening,

I just purchased a Fury I second hand for a good deal.

I'm having some trouble identifying the draw weight from the factory scrawling on the side.

I think it's 45# but unsure.

Tan Arm Tattoo Joint Material property

Thanks y'all!

PAK
 

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Bows are sold as 40, 45, 50, 55# and so on. It’s difficult and time-consuming to manufacture bows to an exact weight, especially the lower end ones, so some companies used the X after the weight to indicate the bow was nominally at that weight but actually a pound or two off.

I would guess this bow was sold as 45#, but the < (less than) symbol combined with the X means it’s probably closer to 43#.
 

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Bows are sold as 40, 45, 50, 55# and so on. It’s difficult and time-consuming to manufacture bows to an exact weight, especially the lower end ones, so some companies used the X after the weight to indicate the bow was nominally at that weight but actually a pound or two off.

I would guess this bow was sold as 45#, but the < (less than) symbol combined with the X means it’s probably closer to 43#.
I'm sure you're right Stash but on those economy bows, seems painting 43# instead of <45X# cost more time and paint. :)
 

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The point is, they were advertised, marketed and inventoried at at 5# increments. If someone ordered 45#and got a bow that actually had 43# on it, it would become a customer service nightmare. And if they advertised bows at every 1# increment, somebody would order a 44# or 37#, etc, meaning they would have to have 5X as many bows in stock.

This way they could get away with “close enough”.
 
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