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Old 03-06-2014, 06:15 PM   #73
Tex Expatriate
Nubbin' Buck
Join Date: Feb 2014

In becoming a bowyer I have learned that split finger supposedly works best when the top limb is slightly longer than the bottom, and that three-finger or Apache supposedly works best when the limbs are equally long. In my own case, I began with Apache because when I tried split finger I twisted the string and moved the arrow off the shelf. I can shoot split finger now but I do not. I prefer the Apache. As for the bows I make, I make the limbs equal in length unless a buyer prefers a longer upper limb.

Now, just this word about those who use mechanical casting devices called compound bows. If they use a mechanical release, it is going to be attached to the string right below the nocking point and nock. These mechanical bows have limbs that are equal. I am not certain that suggest that a central location of fingers is better, but I suspect so.
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