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Old 02-27-2016, 05:42 PM
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Default Hank's got a springy on his bow

I got one of the adjustable springy's from Gary McCain last year at the IBO Western Trad shoot. I had wanted to try it but I did not want to remove the stick on rests from any of my risers. I finally remembered an old KAP Windstorm II I bought several years ago as a platform for bow testing. I had setup the Windstorm with a Best Zenit barebow kit, the version that works with the Olympic style riser. I added a 350 gr Spigarelli barebow weight, along with the springy. As Gary had warned me, I was not able to bring the center shot in close enough. Gary, who is a machinist, reams out the plunger hole a bit to add more travel. Another shooter friend of mine cuts the spring. I only have one left handed spring so cutting is not an option at the moment. I would not mind the reaming idea, but don't have the skill or the tools. Maybe Gary will do it for me. Anyway, I shot it and it was interesting. It needs tuning to really see how it does. Tomorrow I will try some string crawls. So far it is interesting enough to play with the bow more and see how it works relative to the rests and Beiter plungers on my other bows. The Winstorm worked pretty well. The Best Zenit barebow kit will fit on many bows with cutouts in the bottom of the riser. You could also drill a riser to make it work. This is what Best produced when they barebow Zenit was off the market for a few years.

This is really new territory for me so advise from experts is appreciated. I am just glad I found a riser that I could use to focus on getting the springy to work and learning how to shoot it.

Here are some pictures. I am using some extra long Border XP10 Evolution limbs making a 72 inch bow. I definitely need to find more left handed springs so I can confidently experiment. It would be interesting if I ended up outshooting my Bernardini gear with an intermediate level KAP.



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Took you long enough !!!!!
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Where can you pick one of those up?
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Hank, why did you buy the right hand model?

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Hank, why did you buy the right hand model?

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Not sure what you mean. The springs a supposed to be left handed. They were picked out for me by my old coach who is a left handed springy shooter. Gary sold me the adjustable springy holder. So, you are either giving me a hard time, or....somebody is going to pay for their indiscretions.
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I think he's pulling your leg

If you get sick of the screeching sounds as you draw, I put heat shrink tubing on my spring.

I also found that you really do need a few spring weights to play with to get it tuned in. If all goes well, you should expect your crawls to decrease.
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I actually have three springs of different weights. I have to find the other two.
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Leg pulling. Lol

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The Accutune is ambidextrous
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Default Re: Hank's got a springy on his bow

Hank, wonder why the hole was not counter sunk? I noticed the same thing on my Excell riser. I have tried my old springy on my Excel riser. I took it off when I had trouble adjusting.
I may just take the riser over to our metal/machine shop and have it counter bored. It may cost me a box of donuts but they have the setup.
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I shot the springy at my field range today. I definitely need to fix the center shot, and I think I need to find a stiffer spring. I have to find my extra springs. I think I started with the middle one. I waited for the magic....Gary promised it would happen. It just goes to show, there are no free lunches. It takes work, even with a springy.
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I gotta try one of Gary's springies. I used a plain'jane vintage springy today and shot my personal best on 20....
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Default Re: Hank's got a springy on his bow

some people need to drill the first two threads out on their riser to get centershot some don't. If you don't want to do this just use the straight rod Pat Norris sells
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Can you do it with a hand drill or do you need a drill press? What kind of bit do I need to use to ensure that I only get the threads that I need? I am willing to do it on my test riser, since, it is a test riser. I can mess around with it as much as I want without impacting my tournament bows.

Does Pat Norris still sell the springs? I would like to get a few of them so that I have enough to experiment with them. I need left handed.
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I found Pat Norris's web site. I did not think he had one. I put in an order including a non adjustable springy rest for bows that I do not want to drill out. I would like to mount a springy on some of the bows that I test.
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