How Do I Make The Right Length Bowstring For My Recurve Bow

How long of a string do I need for my recurve bow?

For a recurve bow your string length should be about 3.5″ shorter than your bow length. Hence, if you are using a 68″ bow, your string length should be about 64.5″.

How long should a string be for a 62 inch recurve bow?

It should be noted in the description that 62″ is not the actual length of the bowstring. It is 58″, intended for a 62″ bow.

What size string do I need for a 60 inch recurve bow?

ATA Specs say that a bow should be properly braced with a string that measures 3″ shorter than the bow. So if a bow is 60″ is should be braced properly with a string measuring 57″ under 100 lbs of tension after 20 seconds.

How far can a 25 pound 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 is the best string for a recurve bow?

Most recurve archers use DynaFLIGHT 97, BCY 8125, or BCY-X – basically a durable string with very few fibers for increased arrow speed.

Do you twist a recurve bow string?

When re-twisting to achieve correct brace height, be sure to twist in the direction that tightens the center serving. You can determine this immediately on an un-tensioned string simply by grasping each end of the served area between thumb and forefinger, and twisting.

How many strands should a recurve bow string have?

Strand Count

What we consider normal on a high end recurve string in BCY is anything from 14 to 18 strands but when compared to 8190 that 18 strand string would be the equivalent of 24 strands.

Can you over twist a bow string?

You can twist/untwist too much. If the string starts to appear ‘knotted’ you know you went too far. Most of the times the servings will unravel if twisted or untwisted too much as well.

What does Amo mean on a recurve bow?

AMO stands for Archery Manufacturers Organisation. This is the method where a measurement is taken between the groove of the nock and the front end of the shaft.

How do you work out what size bow you need?

First, spread your arms outward from your side to form a “T” with your palms facing forward. Next, have a friend measure your wingspan from the tips of your middle fingers. Divide this number by 2.5 and you should be relatively close to your actual draw length.

What size bow should I get for my height?

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How do I choose recurve arrows?

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.

Is there a top and bottom to a recurve bow string?

Most recurve bowstrings have a big loop at the top and a small loop at the bottom. But why is that and why do some bowstrings have two big loops? In this article, I am going to discuss these and more questions in more detail.

What is brace height on a recurve bow?

By brace height we simply mean the distance between the deepest part of the bow riser, and the string in its loose position. The vast majority of recurve bows have a brace height somewhere between 7.5 and 9.75 inches.

Can I use paracord as a bowstring?

Making a Bow String. There are many ways to make a string for a traditional bow. You could simply get a piece of nylon string or 550 paracord that is a little longer than your bow, carve some grooves near the tips of your bow, and attach the string.

What size bow should I get for my height?

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What size traditional bow do I need?

Bow Length

The old rule was if you had a short draw length, less than 28 inches, you should shoot a 56 or 58-inch bow. For 28 to 29½-inch draw lengths, a 60-inch bow would perform best. For draw lengths over 29½ inches, a 62-inch bow would be the best choice. I’ve found 60 inches to be a happy medium.

Can you string a bow without a stringer?

you should only string a bow with a stringer. this prevent you from damage to your bow such as twisted limbs. there is a step thru method i would strongly advised against it.