How Do I Know My Draw Weight On A Recurve Bow

Do recurve bows have a draw weight?

The survey found that the average draw weight for a male recurve archer is 49.5lb and 40.7lb for women (measured on the fingers at full draw). Among the men, draw weight ranged from 44.5-54lb and 35-45lb amongst the women.

What draw weight should I use recurve?

Choose a recurve bow which has a draw weight of 40 pounds minimum. Now, you can hunt perfectly well for smaller game like turkey and rabbit with a 35 or even 30 lbs. bow, but for anything larger than that (deer, elk) you’ll need 40 lbs. or more.

How do you tell what poundage your bow is set at?

Check the indicator line on the bow scale to measure the poundage. The indicator on the scale will measure the poundage of your draw. Check the number that it’s pointing to and you’ll know the poundage of your draw. Slide the indicator back to zero so you’re ready for the next measurement.

How far can a 30 lb recurve bow shoot?

What Can You Do With 25# to 30# Recurve? Contrary to what most people think, a 30 or even a 25 lbs. draw weight is more than enough for recreational target practice. If you have the aim for it and your form is on point, you can successfully hit a target from 60 or even 70 yards away with this kind of draw weight.

What do the numbers on a recurve bow mean?

The numbers on your limb indicate the draw weight at two different riser lengths (25 and 23 inches). The number in the middle indicates the total bow length (between 70 and 50 inches). Most adults use a 25-inch riser and should look at the upper two numbers to find the bow length and draw weight.

How far can a 50 lb recurve bow shoot?

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Is 50 lb recurve bow good?

Certainly good enough for close range hunting. If that’s what you want, and you can draw and anchor with that bow, you might just be fine. Going any deeper may not matter, and certainly a lot of other things we discuss won’t matter either.

How do I match my arrows to my recurve bow?

Once you’ve determined your draw length, simply add 1 to 2 inches to that, and this will be your ideal arrow length. So if your draw length is 28″, you should be using arrows that are between 29 and 30 inches long.

What poundage do Olympic archers use?

Bow: In Olympic archery, competitors use recurve bows that draw an average of around 48.5 pounds for the men and 33 pounds for the women. The bow may have a mechanical sight, but no optical enhancements.

What draw weight should I start with?

Registered. New archers often ask for a recommendation as to the proper draw weight to start with. The common recommendations for adult males that I observe are 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 pounds (25 and 45 pounds being the least recommended, though common enough across the forums).

What draw weight is right for me?

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Is a 60 lb bow enough for deer?

If you have an average draw length of 27 to 29 inches, any modern compound bow matched with a good arrow and set to 60 pounds will work just fine on whitetails, mule deer, pronghorns, and the like with whatever broadhead style you prefer, so long as your shot placement is good.

Is 70 lb draw too much?

What Draw Weight Do I Need? A comfortable draw weight is different for each shooter. Some shooters are capable of shooting 70, 80 or 90lbs, but most adult males shoot between 60 and 70lbs. Today’s bows are extremely efficient and 40lb compound bows are more than capable of harvesting many big game animals.

What should my draw weight be?

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What is a good draw weight for beginners?

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