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Will changing the draw weight from 63 to 58 lbs lengthen the draw which is 29"..??
 

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Backing out the limb bolts to lower the draw does increase your brace height very slightly, and your back wall doesn't feel quite as solid backing down a bit. You can reduce draw weight by removing twists from the buss cable and (if applicable) the control cable. This lowers draw weight and actually shortens the draw a little.
 

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Backing out the limb bolts to lower the draw does increase your brace height very slightly, and your back wall doesn't feel quite as solid backing down a bit. You can reduce draw weight by removing twists from the buss cable and (if applicable) the control cable. This lowers draw weight and actually shortens the draw a little.
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The correct way to lower draw weight is to back off the limb bolts (equally). Although the twists in the buss cable will affect DW, this level of adjustment on the bow should be utilized to time and sync the cams, not as a tool to reduce DW. Draw length should stay the same, or very close to the same. There may be a slightly different feel to the valley and the overall draw cycle.
 

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The correct way to lower draw weight is to back off the limb bolts (equally). Although the twists in the buss cable will affect DW, this level of adjustment on the bow should be utilized to time and sync the cams, not as a tool to reduce DW. Draw length should stay the same, or very close to the same. There may be a slightly different feel to the valley and the overall draw cycle.
My Hoyt Ultra Elite is presently around 62-63 Lbs...After 3 dozen or so shots by elbow is aching badly..(It has a pin and a screw in it)..Im not all that sure 5 pounds would make all that difference anyway...My wifes (PSE Sypder) about 45 pounds actually feels good but Hoyt would probably sue me at that draw weight ...hehehe :mg:
 

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If you back out your limb bolts (equally, of course) to lower the draw you are probably only looking at 1/16th to 1/8th inch (at most) increase in draw length. If this causes problems, turn your limb bolts back in a little (equally) and untwist the buss AND control cable equally (so as not to throw timing off) about two twists and this ought to get you where you need to be. The point is, you CAN reduce your draw weight and maintain the exact same draw length, but you will need to work with your cables as well as the limb bolts in order to do that.
 

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Try this just for fun....

If your bow has a string suppressor (STS, Vibracheck, String Tamer, etc...) Run your limb bolts all the way in then set the stopper against the string.

Now, back out your limb bolts and see where the string is in relation to your stopper. You will see how much the brace height has actually moved.
 

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Backing out the limb bolts to lower the draw does increase your brace height very slightly, and your back wall doesn't feel quite as solid backing down a bit. You can reduce draw weight by removing twists from the buss cable and (if applicable) the control cable. This lowers draw weight and actually shortens the draw a little.


not always. depends on the riser design and the limb angle
 

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