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Darton riser Frankenbow

Messages posted to thread:
Don T. Lewis 21-Sep-21
George D. Stout 21-Sep-21
fdp 21-Sep-21
Don T. Lewis 21-Sep-21
guzman4505 21-Sep-21
fdp 21-Sep-21
Don T. Lewis 21-Sep-21
guzman4505 21-Sep-21
Don T. Lewis 21-Sep-21
George D. Stout 21-Sep-21
Don T. Lewis 21-Sep-21
Bassmaster 21-Sep-21
George D. Stout 21-Sep-21
Randog 21-Sep-21
Hojo 21-Sep-21
selstickbow 21-Sep-21
From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 21-Sep-21




Has anyone done one with a Darton riser?

From: George D. Stout
Date: 21-Sep-21




Probably, but I don't know any first hand. I think they would work great since they are mostly magnesium and lighter in mass than aluminum, particularly for a hunting bow.

From: fdp
Date: 21-Sep-21




Which Darton riser are you looking at is an important consideration as well.

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 21-Sep-21

Don T. Lewis's embedded Photo



This one. Don’t know much about it.

From: guzman4505
Date: 21-Sep-21




i made one out of a darton riser, the m50 i think, with sage limbs. it came out pretty nice. i posted it a while back on here. The limbs pretty much fit right on and i used some cork i believe as shims to keep them centered. Best of luck with your build and post when you get it together. I love seeing these warfs frankenbows.

From: fdp
Date: 21-Sep-21




I would try it.

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 21-Sep-21




You got a picture of it Jason?

From: guzman4505
Date: 21-Sep-21




I'm sorry but I don't have one and this site isn't letting me pull it up

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 21-Sep-21




Ok thanks it never hurts to ask

From: George D. Stout
Date: 21-Sep-21

George D. Stout's embedded Photo



This isn't a Darton, but is a similar design. It's a Jennings Trail Boss circa 1976 model riser with Sage limbs.

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 21-Sep-21




Nice job on that one George.

From: Bassmaster
Date: 21-Sep-21




I am shooting with a guy on Tuesday nights that has made bows like that from all kinds of compound risers. His last one was a Mathews. They all seem to come out good. He uses Samick Sage limbs. A couple of months ago I made one with an old Black Bear riser, and Samick Sage limbs. My brother gave me the riser from his shop. Nice shooting bow. Stable, and smooth drawing. Over all it was longer, and came in the weight I wanted to shoot.

From: George D. Stout
Date: 21-Sep-21




I have a Black Bear/Sage combination and it's one of the best shooting and stable recurves I own. It's lightweight as well, relatively speaking and I'll probably use it the first day of archery season. It takes an AMO 62" string as well but the Sage limbs will be about 4# lighter than on the Sage riser due to the different limb pad angle.

From: Randog
Date: 21-Sep-21




I've got extra bushings for darton t/d if anybody needs some.

From: Hojo
Date: 21-Sep-21




I've made a couple of them and they turned out ok. There is one model of Darton riser that I had where the bolt holes were offset by about 1/2 inch. Limbs would therefore not line up on it. I think it was a newer model than the one in your photo. Still, you might check yours to make sure if you haven't already got or bought limbs for it.

From: selstickbow
Date: 21-Sep-21

selstickbow's embedded Photo



I've had a couple of Dartons warfed to ILF, one was like yours, DON. Nice shooter, we took out a bit of riser to increase centershot.





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