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Old 05-16-2017, 08:04 AM
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Default Riser length opinions

I will be purchasing a new metal riser in the near future. I know the metal risers are be adjustable with everything except the length. I am looking for a riser that I can shoot targets (3D) and hunt with. I have it narrowed down to a 17" Titan II and 19" Ghillo riser. I hunt from tree stands and ground blinds. I would like to know what you would choose and why?
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Old 05-16-2017, 01:27 PM
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Default Re: Riser length opinions

I ran into the same question about 2.5 years ago. I went with 21 inches. I'm glad with my choice. Excel, Revolution, Axiom, Bernardini Cobra, and now a Tempest. Gives me the options of 64 and 66 inches for hunting. I like accuracy, and would never go shorter.

That's just me and you asked.

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Default Re: Riser length opinions

Personally
21" for hunting in my opinion is a very versatile riser, short limbs give you 62" bow for hunting, medium or long for 3d and target, 64"-66"
I like longer bows for hunting.

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21" would seem to work well for most everything, for most folks...Unless I was hunting from a ground blind, I've never felt hindered in the woods with a 66" bow though....Jim
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Personally
21" for hunting in my opinion is a very versatile riser, short limbs give you 62" bow for hunting, medium or long for 3d and target, 64"-66"
I like longer bows for hunting.

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Default Re: Riser length opinions

given those 2 risers you mentioned, I'd choose the 19" one.
longs give a 64" bow, and shorts give a 60 inch bow.
short enough at 60" for some decent use in a blind, and long enough at 64" for hunting & targets for folks without gorilla arm draw lengths.
heck, Matt Potter at 6'8" or so shoots a 19" Dorado for hunting.
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Default Re: Riser length opinions

The Gillo [GHOST] I presume will also allow itself to be shot off the shelf as it is crowned.
By adding XL Limbs you can get 66" , I had the it with Longs at 64"--a nice riser yes but ultimately gravitated to longer lengths for comfort.
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Default Re: Riser length opinions

I recommend a 21" riser. The few extra inches delivers more smoothness, stability, and comfort.
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Default Re: Riser length opinions

The thing I would look at is your draw length and choosing the right length limbs.
A 17" with mediums vs 19" with shorts. Same 60" bow, but not if you shoot a 29" draw.
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FWIW....
My first CH was a 17" with mediums. Going to 19" and shorts, I gained 3 fps from a set of limbs pulling 4# less.
But I only draw 28"
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Default Re: Riser length opinions

I only draw 27", so draw length isn't an issue. Thanks for your opinions but I don't want to get any longer than a 19" riser at this time. I am used to shorter bows and I like that I don't have to have a special blind to use the shorter bows in them.
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Then a 17" riser with short limbs will.give you a 58" bow and sill allow you to work the recurve tips a bit even at 27" draw
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Limbs before risers.


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Default Re: Riser length opinions

I have a set of limbs already. I just need to settle on the riser now.
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Default Re: Riser length opinions

I also draw 27"and my first metal riser was a 17 inch Das Dalaa and medium limbs nice shooter,then I got a Tradtech Titan111 19 inch riser and shoot medium limbs and for me I like this combo the best a really good all rounder.If those nice people at Gillo made the GHOST in LH that would have been my 1st choice.
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