How Long Is My Recurve Bow

How do you measure the length of a recurve bow?

ANSWER: The easiest way to measure the length of your traditional bow is to start at the string groove, follow the curvature of the limb along the belly side of the bow, across the riser area, and follow the curvature of the other limb to the other string groove. This will give you the a.m.o. bow length.

How do I know what size my bow is?

Just stand naturally. Have someone else help you, and measure from the tip of one middle finger to the other. Then simply divide that number by 2.5. The quotient is your approximate draw length (in inches) for your body size.

What is my draw length for recurve bow?

To measure your draw length, stand with your back to a wall stretching your arms out against the wall. Measure the distance from the end of your middle finger to the end of your other middle finger, basically the length of both arms, hands and chest. This measurement, minus 15 then divided by 2, is your draw length.

What is the draw length of a 62 recurve bow?

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What is the draw length of a 62 recurve bow?

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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 do I fit myself for a recurve bow?

Usually, you can work out the size of recurve bow that you need as an archer by calculating your draw length. This measurement is usually collected by figuring out your wingspan and then dividing that figure by 2 ½. This gives you a great starting point for finding the perfect size of recurve bow for you.

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.

Does draw length matter recurve bows?

Unlike a compound, recurves and longbows don’t have set draw lengths. However, the bow-tech must still find your draw length because the bow’s length must match your draw length. If you have a long draw length, you’ll need a longer bow to better accommodate your draw length and feel comfortable.

Does bow length matter?

Longer the bow, the easier it is to shoot (to a point). Shorter bows are better for short range hunting because you don’t have such a small margin for error, where as target and long range shooting (30-45 yards) would be easier with the longer bow.

How do I know if my draw length is too long?

The ideal draw length for you is the one that allows you to anchor in a comfortable position, with your bow arm elbow unlocked (slightly bent) and your release arm elbow and forearm pointing straight away from the target. If the release arm elbow points left or right, your draw length is too long or too short.

Is arrow length the same as draw length?

It’s quite common for archers to assume that draw length equals arrow length when shooting a compound bow. But it’s actually best to think of the two measurements as being related to each other but not married. Your draw length obviously will influence the length of your arrows.

Does draw length affect draw weight?

The weight of a bow (the ‘poundage’) is always measured at a standard 28″ draw length, but that weight changes at different draw lengths. We humans are all different sizes, and so all have different draw lengths.

How tall should a recurve bow be?

The overall height of the recurve bow (in inches) should be roughly your draw length plus 40in. Standard setups usually range from 66in-72in, although there is more variety for youth archers. This is the part of the bow you will want to invest the most into.

What is draw length on a bow?

Draw length is the distance you pull back the string for comfortable and proper shooting form. This measurement matters because compound bows have a mechanical stop that is set to a specific draw length.

Does bow length matter?

Longer the bow, the easier it is to shoot (to a point). Shorter bows are better for short range hunting because you don’t have such a small margin for error, where as target and long range shooting (30-45 yards) would be easier with the longer bow.

What is the average draw weight of a recurve bow?

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.