Vintage Recurve

Can I manipulate a recurve bow's intended poundage?

Considering getting a vintage recurve bow...however the poundage is a bit too much for me at #55, so I was wondering if there was anything I could do to lessen the poundage. My draw is about 30" and the bow is 60" overall.

Douglas is right. a longer string will mean that the limbs aren't getting flexed as much as a shorter string, although I can't tell you from personal experience, as I don't shoot longbows. This is how it works with compounds, though. Remove twists in the string to lower effective draw weight, add twists to increase it. Try asking at archerytalk.com. They have entire forums dedicated to recurves, bow tuning, etc.

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VINTAGE Ben Pearson Deerslayer Recurve Bow Made in USA
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Vintage Browning Spartan 62 42 draw RH Recurve Bow w String STRAIGHT LIMBS
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VINTAGE BEAR ARCHERY KODIAK RECURVE BOW RH 42 60 GLASS POWERED
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Vintage 1960s Indian Archery Warrior Recurve Bow RH45 62 Nice Clean Bow
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Vintage Used Ben Pearson Recurve Bow 58 Hunter Model 709 VBX
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Vintage RH Browning Archery Recurve Bow
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Vintage RH Shakespeare Archery Recurve Bow with Case
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Vintage RH Shakespeare Archery Recurve Bow with Case
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Vintage 1970 RH Fred Bear Archery Recurve Bow
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Vintage Wing Archery Recurve Bow pre Head Ski
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Vintage Browning Wasp Recurve Bow Right handed 50 56
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Vintage Shakespeare Archery Straight Long Bow 72 Inch Cloth Cover Leather End
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Vintage 47 Inch Wood Long Bow With 50 Inch Cloth Cover Artificial Type Leather
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This is a vintage Ben Pearson straight bow 56 Long 55
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Vintage 70 Inch Recurve Archery Bow Padded Black Cover Smooth Water Proof Materi
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Vintage 64 Inch Browning Recurve Archery Bow Padded Black Cover 2 Zipper Pockets
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Vintage 65 Inch Recurve Archery Bow Padded Brown Cover Smooth Water Proof Bear
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Vintage 65 Inch Recurve Archery Bow Padded Black Cover Smooth Water Proof Bear
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VINTAGE ALUMINUM RECURVE BOW LEFT RIGHT HAND w String Bear Ben Pearson Deer
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Bear Glass powered Bearcat vintage 1960s 1970s Bow 60
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VINTAGE Fred Bear Hunter TD Take Down Recurve Bow 55
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