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  • QFC2016 commented on brysenwwe's instructable DIY PVC bow 75+ lb draw! 8 months ago
    DIY PVC bow 75+ lb draw!

    you did a fantastic job here, both the bow and the instrucable. Some things to remind to add in your instructions that I recommend are, that the bow string will be roughly 3inches shorter than the full measure of the bow, and that one should not use great stuff or sand to fill the pvc. Great stuff not only will take almost 24 hours to properly cure, but even worse will start to detieriate and powderize inside the bow the longer and more frequently you shoot. Sand will inevitably either settle after extended periods of storage,and if swish all around inside the bow nocking reliability and precision out of the picture. Almost forgot something, the distance between the bow's body and the string should be in the ball park of 7 inches apart. Less and more by too much will drastically change ...see more »you did a fantastic job here, both the bow and the instrucable. Some things to remind to add in your instructions that I recommend are, that the bow string will be roughly 3inches shorter than the full measure of the bow, and that one should not use great stuff or sand to fill the pvc. Great stuff not only will take almost 24 hours to properly cure, but even worse will start to detieriate and powderize inside the bow the longer and more frequently you shoot. Sand will inevitably either settle after extended periods of storage,and if swish all around inside the bow nocking reliability and precision out of the picture. Almost forgot something, the distance between the bow's body and the string should be in the ball park of 7 inches apart. Less and more by too much will drastically change the poundage and precision. Do not take this reply as rude, rather as a compliment. It was your instuctable to motivated me to finally try making a PVC bow. I started by making a bow with 2 markers and 1/2 inch pvc at 6 feet, with paracord for string. It was thrilling to put it all together and then take her out to the range and test. That, my first bow was fun, but wouldn't be able to kill anything even at 5 yards. However, for teaching youths, or new comers it was fun.Then, today, I picked up some more supplies. Bringing all supplies invested to a grand total of about 28 dollars. Definately going to be the cheapest bow I have had the pleasure of atuning.I used 4 driveway markers, 2 @ 6' long and 2' @ 4' long.1" PVC @ 6' long2 pieces of 1/2" PVC 3" long2 end capselectrical tapearound 67" of ParacordFinal result: one 6 foot long, 43 and half pound pull, PVC longbow. I am still working on how to quiet her down after release and how to strengthen the first bow to something hunting worthy without stepping up to 1 inch pipe. The research and construction is exileriating. The rewards to come from bringing her out into the field to continue to teach and hunt, priceless. Thank you.God Bless,Truth

    LMAO ironic that I should read this comment only after having lived through thee "what the hell is cutting up the inside of hand " moment when making my bow. Lol your comment should be first on this list.

    The archers paradox is overcome with proper technique and form. For example: it is almost impossible to shoot a long bow with precision and accuracy without canting.

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