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    • lemhiman55
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      I have recently begun shooting traditional bows, after many moons of shooting high tech pulley bow. I have been given a Shakespeare Wonderbow @45# Naducka model. I cannot find any information on the bow regarding brace height, tuning, etc. Does anyone have any experience with this bow or can anyone provide some insight?

      Thanks

    • purehunter
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      I have a Shakespear X-18 Wonderbow 52″ 45@28. I shoot 55-60 spined Douglas Fir shafts w/145 gr tips and the brace height is 7 1/2″, maybe a little more. Quiet (reasonably) and no strange vibrations. It didn’t like anything much over 8 1/4 or 7″. I don’t know much more other than a general brace height for recurves is 7-9 inches. I think I read that in “Shooting the Stickbow”.

      I also have a Shakespear Ocala #55#@28 60″. I can shoot the same arrows out of it but the brace height is about 7″ and the bow doesn’t seem smooth. I switched to 70-75 spine and now the brace height is 7 1/2 also. Seems to feel better. Hop this helps.

      Craig

    • lemhiman55
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      Thanks Craig, I’ll give that a try. It does seem this bow has some strange sounds when releasing the arrow, but this is my first recurve so I have nothing to compare with.Thanks again

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