The reason for doing this would be to gain more of the attributes of a long brace height without switching bows. I can skirt the longer/heavier arrow issue by switching to lighter/stiffer carbons (I am now shooting alum).As to the sights,I use a red dot and it will not interfere with a foward mounted rest.My question is,would a greater distance between the string and arrow rest give me the same benefits as a longer brace height?
I agree that a foward mounted rest would not increase the brace height.But if I remember correctly,the old over draws were less forgiving than a conventional set up with equal brace heights.So ,if shortening the distance between the string and rest makes a bow more sensitive,why would'nt increaseing that distance make a bow less sensitive?
No, it will have an equal but opposite effect. Think of the arrow as being on a pivot point above the grip in it's standard location. If you move the rest 3" back and pivot the bow backwards, the arrow point will drop. If you mount the rest 3" forward and pivot the bow the same way, the arrow will raise. That is why your form has to be exact when shooting an overdraw bow.
Brace height really has nothing to do with it. A long brace height has the effect of making the bow more stable regardless of rest position, up to a point. This comes from the grip sitting even with or in front of the limbs.
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