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Anyone familiar with working on compound bows?

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My dad had some old bows at the house and I took one from him to turn into a bowfishing bow with the AMS kit. http://www.pickaspotarchery.com/product/AMS-Retriever-Pro-Combo-Kit

However, there are some issues I need addressed. It's an early 90's PSE Pulsar with a draw of 29" and weight from 45-60 lbs.

It for sure needs a new string and new cables, but I was wondering if there was any way to adjust the draw length on it. Because it is so old once it is set for bowfishing it will stay that way. So I would like a draw of about 27" and the weight at 45 or lower if it's possible. Is it adjustable on these old bows or am I doomed to over draw for the life of it?

What is the likely hood of them being able to slap some smoother cams onto it? I can't afford a new bow just for fishing, especially when the chances of me dropping it in the river are pretty high.
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Take a trip over to archery network GPR or Grandpa Richard will be able to answer any question you have. Unless you have a bow press, you will not be able to change the string. It is not like the recurve bows that you just bend over your knee.

Also and this is the biggest thing I have to tell you, watch out when bow fishing. You need a break away attachment from the bow to the arrow. I have had the string get caught on the bow and it came back at me at the speed of sound. Bow fishing is great fun. But you do need to watch out for the bounce back. I have read stories where the shooter got it in the head. Not good.




I just had my hoyt bow restrung at the local shop. The strings were 7 years old and I didn't know they needed to be replaced more often. The bow feels totally different now and is shooting really good. I can't wait for the season to arrive.
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