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How To Set The Draw Weight On A Genesis Bow

by Chris Larsen

Need to reduce or increase the poundage on a Genesis bow?


Reducing the draw weight on a Genesis bow is easy but there are a few things to know before you start. For many archers, their Genesis bow is the first bow they have ever owned and making adjustments can seem daunting. The first step is knowing what bow you have. The Original Genesis* is adjustable from 10 to 20 pounds. The Genesis Mini is adjustable from 6 to 12 pounds. TheGenesis Pro is adjustable from 15 to 25 pounds. How you adjust the weight is exactly the same no matter which Genesis bow you have. The bow will come from the factory at the maximum draw weight.

Your Genesis bow included a 3/16” allen wrench. If you no longer have it, don’t worry. Any 3/16” allen wrench will work. Place the allen wrench in the limb bolt and make note of it’s position. Then turn each limb bolt, both top and bottom, one full turn. Each turn of the limb bolts takes approximately 1.75 pounds of draw weight off the bow. Genesis recommends a maximum of 6 full turns. This will take the draw weight of your bow to its lowest point.

As the archer gets stronger, you can add draw weight. It is OK to add weight a half turn at a time. However, it is important that you turn each limb bolt the same amount every time you make an adjustment. As the archer gets more comfortable shooting, he or she will probably want to begin shooting targets at further distances. Increasing draw weight will add speed to the arrows and allow the archer to shoot at higher distances. But be sure to keep good form. If the archer appears to be struggling to pull the string back, the weight is probably too high.

*The Original Genesis is the only bow allowed in the NASP Program.


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