Tuning And Maintenance Of Your Cari-bow

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.

Updated January 8, 2024

These are my brace height recommendations in inches:

*Brace height is 7.5"– 8″ on recurves

7.25"-7.5" -or more on Taiga EX recurve

7.25"-7.5" or more on Tuktu EX one piece recurve

6.75"-7″ on longbows Tundra Wolf and Featherhorn

7.25"-7.5”  on Silver Fox longbow

7.25"-7.5" on Peregrine longbow

7" -7.5" -on Wolverine longbow

7"- 7.5” – on Slynx longbow

7.25" -7.5"" Amisk 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