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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