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    • critchcritch
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      I have an old Browning Nomad compound bow that is unsafe to shoot due to the limbs being 30+ years old. Anyway, the riser is very well made; the limbs were held in place by a large bolt with an Allen head. Would it be possible to buy limbs for a recurve bows and adapt them to fit the riser?

      It seems such a waste of a good riser.

    • raghorn
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      The limbs on the compound are unsafe because you feel that 30 years old makes them unsafe or is there a visible problem-cracks, splits, glass separating? There are bows 50+ years that are still being shot, cars that old still on the road.

      There is more to it than just bolting another limb onto a riser. The most critical is limb angle. This affects performance and safety.

    • critchcritch
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      I see hairline cracks near the wheel axles on the limbs.

      This was just an idea that popped into my head when I was looking a website that sold risers and limbs for take down bows.

    • raghorn
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      You might ask this over on -Tradtalk- those are the guys that really get into conversions.

    • archer38
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      I have an old Hoyt Rambo from the 80’s that still shoots great !! As for the conversion, do a search for Warf Bows !! There are a number of older compounds that make good trad conversions. I’m told the old Bear Whitetail is one of the best bows to “Warf” !!

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