Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


Frankenbow/longbow limbs?

Messages posted to thread:
TradToTheBone 22-Dec-21
fdp 22-Dec-21
HighValleyRanch 22-Dec-21
Bluefeather 22-Dec-21
Saxbow 02-Jan-22
Hojo 03-Jan-22
Batman 03-Jan-22
guzman4505 03-Jan-22
guzman4505 03-Jan-22
guzman4505 03-Jan-22
guzman4505 03-Jan-22
Don T. Lewis 03-Jan-22
Hojo 03-Jan-22
Don T. Lewis 03-Jan-22
Snow Crow 03-Jan-22
Saxbow 03-Jan-22
Saxbow 03-Jan-22
Saxbow 03-Jan-22
TradToTheBone 03-Jan-22
Treeman 03-Jan-22
Hojo 04-Jan-22
Saxbow 13-Jan-22
From: TradToTheBone
Date: 22-Dec-21




Has anyone put longbow limbs on an old compound riser? Southwest Archery Ghost longbow limbs look to me like they would bolt right on just as Sage recurve limbs. Any thoughts?

From: fdp
Date: 22-Dec-21




In my experience most longbow limbs are mushy due to the limb pad angles of the risers. You can keep cranking up the brace height and sometimes makecthem acceptable, but that's not for me.

If you shim the limb pockets to stand the limbs up the results are better in my experience.

But....everybody is different.

From: HighValleyRanch
Date: 22-Dec-21




I just did. I got a Darton SL50 riser this week with the plastic limb brackets. So now any bolt on limbs that are 1.5 to 1 5/8 limb width will bolt right on. So I took the Black Hunter longbow limbs and bolted them right on. Well, the pad angle was steeper, so I lost 8 pounds off the original 40 pound limbs and the brace height needed to be increased to 8 inches. Yesterday I made some thin wedges to change the limb pad angle, and now the bow is scaled at 36 pounds @ 28 and shoots my 1714's like darts. 7 3/4 inch brace. 64" AMO.

From: Bluefeather
Date: 22-Dec-21




Yes TradToTheBone, I've got those SWA limbs on a BB riser and it shoots great! It does feel soft at the beginning of the draw but still pulls close to 40lbs at my draw. At 28" you will lose around 5lbs of draw weight. My limbs are 40lbs at 28" and I'm drawing it 30" so it is still 40lbs.

From: Saxbow
Date: 02-Jan-22




Definitely I put set of ember limbs on an older browning compound riser, shoots Awesome

From: Hojo
Date: 03-Jan-22




I have a set of the SWA longbow limbs a ProLine Typhoon riser and it shoots well. My experience is similar to Bluefeather's in that they seem a little soft early in the draw. Might have to try the wedges like HVR mentions to see if I can get a little more preload on them.

From: Batman
Date: 03-Jan-22




Any body have photos of the works in progress? GOOD HUNTING & BLESSED BE!

From: guzman4505
Date: 03-Jan-22




From: guzman4505
Date: 03-Jan-22




I have what I think is a pearson equalizer with southwest ghost limbs on. They are being held on with sage limb brackets. They are #50 limbs and I cant remember what they came in at but it sends arrows with some power.

From: guzman4505
Date: 03-Jan-22




im not sure why the picture isnt uploading, but it should be there.

From: guzman4505
Date: 03-Jan-22




From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 03-Jan-22




I don’t see why not. We had a guy on here named Kevin Cummings and he put ILF limbs on a Bear Minute man riser. Worked like a champ. He took a belt sander and tapered the limb butts till they slid in nice and snug.

From: Hojo
Date: 03-Jan-22

Hojo's embedded Photo



Here you go, Batman.

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 03-Jan-22




That’s a nice looking Franken bow Hojo. Nice job!

From: Snow Crow
Date: 03-Jan-22




Hojo, Is the pic above the combo you referred to earlier: Proline Typhoon riser + SWA longbow limbs?

Looks fantastic!

From: Saxbow
Date: 03-Jan-22

Saxbow's embedded Photo



Check this out

From: Saxbow
Date: 03-Jan-22

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Here's another

From: Saxbow
Date: 03-Jan-22

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Here's another

From: TradToTheBone
Date: 03-Jan-22




I like that Proline riser.

From: Treeman
Date: 03-Jan-22




I have a set of those SWA Ghost limbs on a sage riser but they're only 29#. I like it real well. I have contacted them but so far no sign of heavier limbs coming in.

From: Hojo
Date: 04-Jan-22




Thanks for the compliments on the bow. Yes, that is the Proline Typhoon riser with the SWA limbs.

The limb pockets on the Proline risers are not square like most other compound risers. They have an ILF limb-like shape to them. In the pic, you might notice that I notched out the pockets (using a hack saw and file) on that riser to allow the squared off limbs to fit.

I chose to alter the riser rather than changing the shape of the limb butts to fit it. Either approach will work.

Saxbow - I like yours. Is the riser for your longbow a PSE, or is that the Browning that you mentioned?

From: Saxbow
Date: 13-Jan-22




Thanks, Browning





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