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Old 05-29-2008, 11:38 PM
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So is it just me, or are limbs getting shorter and shorter?

I was reading an article in Outdoor Life and I swear the limbs on some of these 2008 bows are TINY!!! I'm sure its not an optical illusion that the risers are getting WAY long too.

What's the deal?? At some point we won't be able to get the dang things into a standard vice... then what??? Wish??
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Old 05-30-2008, 06:15 AM
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Yep, wish in one hand and spit in the other. lol

You want short, look at the LibertyI. The little sucker is the bow version of a handgun!




Anyway, I know what you mean. I think that technology and design are just getting better. So, the need for long limbs is being replaced by a more efficient limb design and better cams. I imagine that at some point we will no longer need a vice. There are already a few bows on the market that don't need one.
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Old 05-30-2008, 07:04 AM
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What the heck!!

Who makes that bow? That looks very strange to me.

Monie to you have any specs on that bow, ATA, IBO that kind of stuff.

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Old 05-30-2008, 08:04 AM
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Liberty Archery makes it. Here are the specs:

RISER - A357-T6 aluminum riser (same
material used for jet impeller blades)
BOW LENGTH - 20.5" axle to axle

DRAW LENGTHS - 25 1/2, 26 3/8, 26 7/8, 27 3/8, 28.0",
28 7/16", 28 3/4", 29 3/8", 30", 30 1/2", 31.0", 31 1/2", 32 "
Draw Length Not adjustable.
No modules, unique cam, cables, and string per draw
length.
DRAW WEIGHTS - 30-40#, 35-45#, 40-50#, 45-55#, 50-
60#,55-65#, 60-70#, 65-75#,72-82# (order by peak
weight)Draw weight is adjustable 10 lbs down from peak
weight
STABILIZER MOUNT - Center Front, 5” long fits case.
PEEP SIGHT - String angle requires special Liberty peeps.
SIGHTS - Most sights work fine, see accessories.
CAM - High speed, high let-off, split cable design.
LET-OFF- 85%, ask about 65% let-off
HOLDING WEIGHT - 10.5 lbs for 70 lb bow =85% let-off.
BRACE HEIGHT - 7"
ARROW SPEED IBO-308 fps, AMO-242 fps. Note longer
draw. Using allowed 4 grains/lb arrows speed is 338 fps.
HANDLE - Lightweight cushioned synthetic rubber angled
at 29 degrees. See photo in Design History.
STRING - Vapor Trail (prestretched) After 1/15/2006
CAMO - RealTree Hardwoods High Definition Green-Jordan
VIBRATION & NOISE REDUCTION
Sims - String Leeches & Bow Jacks cable silencers
BOW PRESS - Is not needed to replace or change the
string. Not needed to replace a cable. Bow press is only
need to replace cams or limbs. Most crossbow presses can
press the Liberty I. The Apple Archery crossbow center
($170) works great but in 95% of the cases is not needed..
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Old 05-30-2008, 10:07 AM
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Colorado Rick it's a shorter brace height I think is what is being seen. The race for speed is moving the brace height down under 7" and the limbs are showing it in the length. If you look at bows with a 7" or more brace height the limbs are back to normal.


The bow Monie has brought out is the real deal and in the right hands it has taken about every big game animal out there.
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Old 05-30-2008, 03:46 PM
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I shot the liberty the year it came out at ATA, its actually a pretty nice shooting bow if you can get your head around it. The hard part for me was the string angle....it jus seems like something is off when you are at full draw. But it is actually very pleasant to shoot, I think it would be great for a backpack trip or bowfishing.
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