65lb Z7 extreme backed off to 50?

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  1. rick-florida

    rick-florida Weekend Warrior

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    I tore up my shoulder 3 years ago and had 40-50 lb limbs put on my 65 lb Z7. shoulder has healed and am comfortable shooting with the current limbs maxed at 50. Now would like to slowly work up to 55. I saw an earlier thread where someone is using 50-60 limbs at 45. would it be safe to have my 55-65 limbs put back on and backed off to 50? if not 50, how low would be safe? thanks. great forum and great bow.
     
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    Most likely it will be just fine...
     
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    Mathews says safe to shoot at 5 turns down from max. My guess it will be 52 or so.
     
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    Welcome to the site rick :wave:

    One thing to consider in turning a bow way down is it looses its efficiency factor. I don't know how much that factor might be - but the local bow tech near here told me to always try and shoot your bow at its maximum limb poundage.
     
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    thanks everyone for all your help. cheers, rick
     
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    let us know how things turn out
     
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    I would personally advise for you to get the 55-65# limbs and start out at 55#. Since youe are shooting the current limbs maxed out I would imagine , as with just about any Mathews bow, you are actually draw 52-54#
     
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    As was noted before, Mathews recommends no more than 5 turns out. That will bring you done right around 50 lbs. My advice to you is this, make sure your bow is in spec at max poundage, turn it down five turns and have fun shooting it and working way back up in poundage.

    SCFox
     
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    Just make sure you have enough threads on the screws.

    Sold my Monster6 to a friend that has 80lb limbs. He shoots it at about -65lbs.


    Try slowly getting into a push up program. Worked wonders on my shoulder and holding strength.

    Onehundredpushup.com is good
     
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    wanted to pass along that a year later I followed the forum's advice and replaced the 50# limbs with the 65# and was able to let them out enough and lower the weight where I could use it. thanks again for the great advice.
     

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