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Tuning & Maintenance

How to tune and maintain your custom or handmade Cari-bow.

Tuning And Maintenance Of Your Caribow

Thank you for purchasing a Cari-bow. My design has been proven over many years of hunting and shooting 3-D. I have put many hours of care and craftsmanship into your bow. With proper tuning and maintenance you should have a life time of joy shooting and hunting with one of my bows. The following are important points to remember:

 

*Store bow in cool/dry place when not in use.

 

*Always use a stringer. (recurve or longbow)

 

*When not in use, unstring and store bow resting on both limbs or riser.

 

*Brace height is 7 ½ – 8″ on recurves

 

6 ¾ – 7″ on longbows Tundra Wolf and Featherhorn

 

7 – 7 ¼” -Silver Fox longbow

 

7 ¼” -Peregrine longbow

 

6¾”-7¼ -Wolverine longbow

 

7 to 7 ¼” – Slynx longbow

 

Note: Brace height is the measurement between the smallest part of the grip to the string.

 

*Nocking point is 5/8″ above shelf on recurves and 9/16″ above shelf on longbows.

*Note both brace height and nocking point may change for some shooters because of differences in shooting style.

*To have your leather rest last longer, orientate your feathers at 12, 4, 8 o’clock. This way the quill of your feathers doesn’t run on the leather rest. Otherwise it may cut up your rest prematurely. I think this is always a good idea with or without a leather rest.

*With take-down recurves or longbows keep the riser lubricated between layers to prevent noise.

 

Happy Shooting,

Abe Penner