Yes, Hawkeye has proline plates on ebay. Hawkeye needs support, he has many health issues and needs peoples prayers and thoughts too. Last time I talked to him on ebay he was in the hospital trying to get better. I am not talking about his plates or selling them, I am more concerned about his health and his need for support with prayer and thoughts. We do not think about these things until we experience them ourselves.
I have a Proline riser, hands down my best shooting bow I own. Milling a slot no doubt gives a cleaner look but I didn’t do that on mine. Made adapter plates from 3/8” thick Teflon cutting board. Easy to work with and versatile.
It is if you can do it or have someone do it. It is also dependent on the limb pocket and how material it has in it originally. Some did not have enough material in the floor due to different rocker setups on the compound limbs.
How can a hole in a piece of plastic hold the dovetail/ detent part of the limb? Or is that a non-ILF setup? I don't have the limb bolt bezels,plastic washers,or brass collars either! Mine is also a lefty!
The hole in the plastic works to use the dovetail button like a giant locating pin. Those are the original limb bolts that held the compound limbs. Those are not brass collars but instead short pieces of aluminum arrow shaft cut to be a bushing to fit the 3/8” ILF slot in the limb.
The original limb bolts are quite long and allow plenty of tiller adjustment even with the limb on top of the plate. The limb bolt also acts as dowel pin to hold the plate in place, I use no glue to hold them in. The plastic cutting board material is quite tough and resilient, don’t think you could break it with a hammer yet easy to fab using a coping saw and a file. Been using it a lot the past 3 years since I put it together.
I have seen risers with just two screws angled in the pocket for the fitting to rest on and several delrin plates. There was some guy machining delrin plates yesrs ago. The guys that used them said they were holding up. I have also seen one with the old limbs filed out and a fitting slot.
That is why some custom makers will only trust a warf done by Loc or me or any other skilled warfers. I am trying to get out so get a hold of Loc or buy aluminum on ebay. Not knocking your warf Todd.
No offense taken, just saying what has worked well for me given what I had to work with. And frankly don’t think it would shoot and better if it was machine which I don’t have access to ( actually too cheap to spend the money to have someone do it.;)
I love the cutting block idea!!!!! I have an extra set of predater limbs and always wanted a longer riser for them. Predater doesnt make a "B" riser. I think I will start looking for a doner compound at the pawn shops.
Nope, the fitting is captured by the slot and is under tension butted up against the slot radius. The pocket floors need to flat and centered with the limb bolt to make sure your limb alignment is straight. There are three pressure points; The bottom of the limb on the pocket floor, the fitting up against the slot radius, and the limb bolt holding pressure down on the limb bolt.
If the plate is square and level and the slot does not have a side to side slop, your limbs will sit level and be centered on the limb and string alignment.
Puta limb in your riser dovetail and look at it front the bottom and see how much contact it has on the radiused bottom of the fitting and see how contact it has on the sides?
Is there anyone doing these conversions? I don't want to move the limb bolt holes as I've seen done, as I want to retain the 21" riser. That makes the long limbs on my Olympic riser which is 25", a 66" bow on the Proline riser
Look to Let Go or Offered Up or Craigslist and yardsales but by golly the Facebook Marketplace is blowing away all other methods of selling used items. my local Let Go has probably 6 old warfable bows for sale as I type this.
The Fb page is incredible for selling as it is buying.