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    Oneida Strike Force

    Fist post here. Had been considering a bow fishing rig for a few years. The gander mtn near me is closing so on a whim I bought an AMS reel, roller rest, finger savers and 3 arrows for less than $100. Next step was to find a decent used bow for about $100. In talking to a work buddy I found he had an Onieda Strike Eagle he used for deer hunting but recently switched to a crossbow. I talked him out of it for $150, it's in excellent condition, near mint. It came with a nice release, quiver, case, over draw and 10 arrows. Was that a good deal? It's set up with an over draw and the draw weight is currently around 60lbs. The limbs are rated 50-70lbs. How far can it be turned down without screwing it up? Is it worthy of the conversion or should I sell it and find something with less draw weight?image.jpg

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    Needle Nose Gar
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    I've had one one down to 45 without problems.

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    Pond Scum
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    I believe you can contact American eagle bows and get different power limbs to lower the draw weight. I got 30-50 pound limbs for an aero force from them.

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    Depends how deep and how far you shoot. We shoot 50 pound bows for our type of fishing. So I would either turn it down to 50 lbs, tune it and shoot it or have the limbs shaved to 50 lbs then shoot it

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    That bow will hit 40 with no problem, 150 is a very fair price on a strike eagle, I shot a bunch of fish with mine when I had it.

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    Thanks for the input. I set down to 45lbs, seems louder than before but seems to shoot okay. I did not know about shaving limbs. Might check into that over the winter if i keep this rig. I'm kinda thinking a shorter bow is going to be better to shoot from the kayak. Now I need to find some carp!
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