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- Remarkable riser for bare bow/string walking Review by Jim Conger
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This riser is designed specifically for bare bow archery, where most people are string walking. Excellent adjustment points for the limbs. I used gun stock oil on the wooden grip which produced a nice look with a sweaty-hand friendly feel. The riser handles the shocks from releases well below the nock point (string walking) without transmitting the shock to your hand. I'm using 34# W&W carbon limbs and end up with a point-on distance of 50 yards using small ID VAP arrows.
You can insert several additional weights into the riser to increase stability. Although there are mounting points for sights, clickers and stablizers, you probably won't be using those. The arrow rest that comes with the riser and is designed to give you a wide range of horizontal positions for the plunger (not included). By tuning the plunger horizontal position and spring tension you can get very near to center shot at all distances from 10 to 60+ yards. My field archery scores jumped up immediately when I switched to this bow. You will want to get a high quality plunger (and limbs) to make full use of this fine piece of equipment.
(Posted on 10/6/16)
- An excellent barebow riser Review by Gino
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Like it or not, the Spigarelli barebow riser is probably the only dedicated one you will find from an american retailer. Thankfully, it is an excellent riser.
It is fully adjustable for tiller, and limb alignment, and has the usual limited draw weight adjustment. It has mounting points for both a clicker and stabilizer, and limb dampener/weight points near the (ILF) limb pockets, and of course the two giant cavities in the riser, below the grip. Fit and finish is excellent, although I wish the coloring was anodized, and not powder coated.
The riser comes with the Spigarelli Zero Tolerance rest, which is an excellent magnetic rest (although the screw that mounts the clicker is a little short, so you might want to replace it). It also comes with a single internal weight. If you want two, you'll have to pay extra for the second weight. It does NOT come with the clicker, as pictured. If you are shooting FITA, no problem. If you are shooting NFAA, then that is an extra. The thread size for the clicker is M4 (6-32 will not fit).
This leads me to my first gripe about the riser. It is a mix of metric and SAE screws and such. You can deal with it, but should you have to?
My only real gripe has to do with the grip. It is wood, it appears to be slightly unfinished, and it pinches at the top of my hand behind the web between my thumb and index finger. The only replacement I have found for it is Jaeger Archery's Best 2.0 grip. Thankfully, I love that grip.
All in all, I am in love with this riser. Now I just have to learn how to shoot barebow well!
(Posted on 3/15/14)