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How do I find my actual draw length?


Armspan method works! Here's a reliable measurement method we have utilized for fifteen years ... the trusty Armspan/2.5 method. To measure your draw length, determine the length of your arm-span in inches. Stand with your arms out and palms facing forward. Don't stretch when measuring. 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.


If you are a person of average proportions, your arm-span will be roughly equal to your height (in inches). So there is often a direct correlation between a person's height and their draw length, so you may use the scale below if you wish. But if you are particularly lankly, stocky, etc., the arm-span/2.5 method will probably yield the most reliable estimate.
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How do you measure draw length on a draw board?
AMO draw length is determined while the bow is at full-draw, by measuring from the “throat” or “pivot point” of the grip (the deepest point on the back of the bow's grip), back to the string, where the arrow is nocked. Once that number has been measured, add 1.75 to achieve the calculated AMO draw length.
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What should my draw weight be?
Draw Length and Draw Weight
1. Small child 50-70 lbs 10-15 lbs
2. Women above average strength; youth boys 130 - 150 lbs 40-50 lbs
3. Most men 150-180 lbs Target 40-55 lbs
4. Most men 150-180 lbs Bowhunting or 3D 50-65 lbs
5. Muscular young men and larger men 180 lbs and up 60-70 lbs
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How do I determine my draw length for a recurve bow?
Just extend your arms naturally. Now have a partner measure the distance from the tip of one middle finger to the tip of the other. Take that number and divide by 2.5. This is your calculated draw length, which should be pretty close to your actual draw length, if it doesn't hit that figure right on the head.
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What is the average draw length on a bow?
The simplest method is to measure your arm span and divide by 2.5. My arms, held out parallel to the floor, palms forward, measure 70 inches from the tip of one middle finger to the other, for example, which divided by 2.5 equals 28 inches. That is the draw length I typically shoot, and it fits me well.
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What draw weight do I need to kill a deer?
Note that you can effectively kill deer with a 40-pound draw-weight bow. As a rule of thumb, 40 pounds of kinetic energy efficiently kills whitetails, and 50 pounds or greater is required for larger game such as elk, moose or bear.
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What is the heaviest draw weight on a bow?
Mark Stretton (UK) drew a longbow weighing 90 kg (200 lb) to the maximum draw on an arrow of 82.5 cm (32 ½ in) at the shooting grounds of The Bath Archers, Somerset, UK on 15 August 2004. The bow was made by Bickerstaffe Bows (UK), of yew wood, backed with hickory.
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How do you determine draw weight on a recurve bow?
Calculate your draw length by measuring your wingspan (from the tip of each middle finger) and dividing by 2.5. The increase or decrease in poundage is typically estimated at about 2.5# per inch over or under 28 in. ... For example, if your draw length is 25 inches, you will draw about 24# on a 30# bow.
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Can you adjust the draw weight on a recurve bow?
Yes, you can adjust the draw weight on certain recurve bows. Compound bows are well known for their ability to have the draw weight adjusted. Most have a 10-pound adjustment range, but there are some that can be adjusted from 5-70 pounds.
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What is the draw weight of a longbow?
Draw weights. Estimates for the draw of these bows varies considerably. Before the recovery of the Mary Rose, Count M. Mildmay Stayner, Recorder of the British Long Bow Society, estimated the bows of the Medieval period drew 90–110 pounds-force (400–490 newtons), maximum, and Mr. W.F.
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