Fri 20 January 2017 | -- (permalink)
Being a appropriated bow, the Thunder Child concerned to me currently established to shoot with a hair rest and double nock points. The former owner had taken particular care of the bow, and it got here in excellent health without even a scratch everywhere. A fleet draft of the nock height showed it was kind of close to me. The bare shafts wound up a little bit nock high, and the center following was a bit on the loose side for my socks, so I turned up changing to a brand-new Centaur Archery string and launched identifying proper nock location.
To determine nock position, I will typically initially tune for brace height by shooting and paying attention to how the bow sounds. I didn't have the high-end of having a spec sheet or listing at my fingertips. After pulling a couple of shots and adding/subtracting some changes, I decided upon 7-3/4" as a brace height that was as low as I might go, still shot silently. I found the proposed brace height variety as being 7-3/4" - 8-1/4". It appears my tuning-by-ear policy worked entirely! With the brace height set, I bare handle tuned till anything was organizing together well and completed by joining the nock locators. The 540gr. Easton Legacy arrows flew quite well from the bow, in resentment of the draw weight being a couple of measures lighter than exactly what these arrows typically tune. Bareshafts were simply a bit stiff and would reveal thicker if I brief drew the string before losing. My lighter and weaker spined 460gr. Gold Tip Warrior 500 shafts displayed much better bare shaft outcomes and were prepared in at about 10.7 GPP. I chose to stick to those for the rest of the evaluation.
As typical of my evaluations, I prefer to send out some shots over the chronograph to obtain an unbiased step of efficiency. A 5-shot average of 148.5 fps was what I acquired, blasting a 12.3 GPP load including the Easton Legacy arrows. Not the fastest recurve bow, that is quite decent for carrying a heavy arrow down variety. I do not think the Thunder Child was built as a speed bow, however, more of a small bow that will suit the tightest of quarters and still have the ability to provide substantial efficiency under all conditions. I would believe that the greater brace height may have some small adverse result on the speed. With a greater brace height, the high power blow of an offered bow is minimized which lead to less impetus being provided to the arrow. Nevertheless, the limbs have substantially more reflex to them, which reflex serves to increase arrow speed, so maybe the two balance each other out. Changing to the Gold Tip Warrior arrows, rates leaped up to 157.1 fps.
Similar to the majority of my bows, I take the very first couple of chance ats house. 12 backyards is typically an acceptable beginning range for me with any brand-new bow. Far complete I can get 90% of tuning done, and very hassle-free for when the kids are relaxing, and my spouse is hectic appreciating her night communications programs.