WARNING - Bows are deadly weapons. Always abide by all safety advisements. Children should ALWAYS be supervised by an adult. Terminology | Bow Length | Draw weight | Assembly | Brace height | Strings | Tuning | Before you shoot | Safety
Install one limb in each pocket (the limb noting specifications is the bottom limb). Carefully insert the limb bushing into the dovetail groove in the pocket. Push the limb forward until the detent button engages. You should hear a click indicating the limb is fully seated.
Most modern take-down recurve bows are equipped with a reliable limb weight/tiller adjustment system. The limb weight/tiller adjustment bolt is used to adjust bow weight and limb balance (tiller). If you adjust both limbs to their foremost position then the draw weight of the bow is at it's maximum. If you adjust both upper and lower limbs back as far as they will safely go then the bow is at it's lowest draw weight. Adjusting the limbs individually to different positions will change the draw balance of the bow so that the top or bottom limb pulls at a different rate to their counterpart.
Tiller is the difference in draw weight between the upper and lower limbs. This is easily measured by noting the difference in distance between the top limb butt to the string, and the lower limb butt to the string. To set tiller, measure the distance from the base of the limb pockets to the bow string on both the top and bottom bow limbs. The main function of tiller is to allow the archer to more easily and comfortably aim during the draw. When initially putting your bow together, we recommend you begin with 0 - 1/8” positive tiller. (Bottom measurement 0- 1/8” less than top measurement.)
Warning: Do not adjust weight on any adjustable bow beyond the limits reccommended by the manufacturer. If you find your sight moving up as you are drawing, increase the bottom limb poundage slightly, or decrease the top limb poundage. If the sight is moving down as you draw, make the opposite adjustments. To adjust the tiller without affecting bow weight, adjust both the top and the bottom weight/tiller adjustment in equal but opposite directions.
NOTE: A tiller adjustment will move the nocking point position.