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How Do You Measure Your Draw Length For Archery

First, find a measuring tape and someone to help you. Next, stand up straight and spread your arms out wide. Hold that position while your helper takes a measurement of your wingspan between the fingertips of your middle fingers. Finally, take that measurement and divide by 2.5 to determine your proper draw length.Apr 15, 2020

How long should my draw length be?


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.

Is my draw length the same as my arrow length?

The main difference between draw length and arrow length is the way these two are measured. Draw length Is the distance from the deepest grip of the throat to the nock point plus 1.75″ at full draw. On the other hand, arrow length is the distance of the arrow shaft. Arrow length is measured based on draw length.

How long should your arrow be compared to draw length?

A good rule of thumb is to cut it no shorter than the middle of the riser. At full draw, your arrow end would sit right in the middle of the shelf. The best way to determine how long you want your arrows to be is to nock a full-length, uncut arrow and draw it back.

What happens if your draw length is too long?

If the bow arm drops or swings to the side, the draw length is probably too long. When this happens, the scapula has already pushed the bow arm out as far as it can extend before the arrow is released. No room is left for the bow arm to go forward, so it drops or swings to the side.

How far should your arrow be past your rest?

The best safety practice is to make sure your arrows sit at least 1″ beyond your arrow rest when the bow is at full draw. A little bit of extra arrow length gives the arrows an important margin of safety. A little too long is okay.

How long should arrow be for 28.5 inch draw?

If you’re a 28-inch draw length and want an arrow that ends at the front of the riser, your arrow length would be around 27 inches. However, your arrow length can be longer if you need to weaken the spine of your arrow. For safety reasons, your arrows shouldn’t be cut too short.

What arrows for 70lb bow?

A 350 grain arrow (the minimum weight recommended for a 70lb compound bow) moving at 320 feet per second (fps) has a kinetic energy of 79.57 ft-lbs and a momentum of .

What length arrow do I need for a 29 inch draw?

How to: Select the perfect arrow

Bow Arrow length
Draw weight lb. 25″ 29″
15-20 700 600
20-25 700 600
25-30 700 500

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What length arrow do I need for a 30 inch draw?

What Arrow Length To Get? 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.

Do shorter arrows fly faster?

Shorter arrows are lighter and can generally be made to be stiffer than long arrows. A light arrow will fly further and faster than a heavier arrow. An arrow flexes as it flies through the air and a shorter and stiffer arrow will flex less and this also helps with additional speed and flight distance.

What is the draw length for a 6 foot man?

6’1″ – 29″ draw. Since that is what you asked for! Thanks!

What is the average draw length on a bow?

Bow Length

Most recurves commonly come in lengths of 58, 60, and 62 inches. 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.

What size bow should I get for my height?

Archer Height and Bow Size Chart

Archer Height Bow Size (inches) – AMO
Up to 5’6″ 64
Up to 5’10” 66
Up to 6’2″ 68
6’2″ and over 70

Does longer draw length affect arrow speed?

The longer your draw length, the longer your bow’s powerstroke will be – and the faster your bow will shoot. As a general rule, 1″ of draw length is worth about 10 fps of arrow velocity.

Does changing draw weight change draw length?

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.

Does a thumb release Change draw length?

Release shouldn’t affect draw length. You set your draw length to achieve proper form, and then you anchor differently per release.

How long should my arrows be for a 27 inch draw?

Archers with a 27-inch draw length might shoot arrows anywhere from 26 to 29 inches long, depending on where your arrow rest is mounted, and how much arrow extends in front of the riser when you’re at full draw. Use the arrow length you intend to shoot when consulting the spine charts.

What should my draw weight be?

Archer’s Weight Suggested Draw Weight
Medium-Frame Female (130-160 lbs) 25-35 lbs
Small-Frame Male (120-150 lbs) 30-45 lbs
Medium-Frame Male (150-180 lbs) 40-55 lbs
Large-Frame Females (160+ lbs) 30-45 lbs

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Are shorter arrows more accurate?

And, of course, shooters with 26″ or shorter drawlengths generally don’t have trouble being accurate with 26″ arrows, roughly speaking. So I tend not to put much into that theory, unless you’re shooting an overdraw that long and an arrow that short.

What happens if your arrows are too long?

It can’t hurt if it’s too long if it’s shoots well for you. Too long and you have to have more spine which adds arrow weight, more fletching, and heavier tips for proper FOC (arrow balance).

Do broadheads fly the same as field points?

All broadheads DO NOT fly like fieldpoints, and DO NOT fly the same. They all have different profiles and some have better flight than others, contrary to mythological belief on this site. You can tune your bow to the broadhead, but that doesn’t mean that you try another broadhead it will hit the same spot.

How do you know what size arrows you need?

You simple take your draw length and add 0.5″ up to a maximum 1″ to determine appropriate arrow length. So if your draw length is 28″, you should get arrows with a maximum length of 29″. What this will do is give you an arrow that will be just long enough to clear the front-most part of the arrow shelf.

Does arrow length include Nock?

Correct arrow length is measured from the bottom, inside of the nock groove (deepest point where the string goes into the nock) to the cut end of the shaft, not including the point or point insert.

How long should arrows be for 27.5 in draw?

It really depends on you, some like them flush with the front of the riser, some like them just past the rest and as short as possible. I have a 27.5-28″ draw and my arrows are typically 27.75″. I wouldn’t want that long of an arrow personally. If you decide you want a heavier tip you will want a stiffer arrow.

Do heavier arrows fly better?

Not only will a heavier arrow hit harder, but it will retain its energy better through the target. This is a big benefit that will lead to more pass-throughs on bigger animals. Heavy arrows will also quiet your bow down. This is due to the heavier arrow simply absorbing more energy on the shot.

Is 500 grains a heavy arrow?

Try shooting some of these beastly arrows and broadheads out of your compound. Heavy arrows require shafts of 500 grains or more, without a broadhead.

What is the best grain arrow for deer?

Under most deer hunting conditions a heavyweight arrow in the 8 to 9 grains per pound range is a fine choice producing arrow speeds in the 220 to 235 fps range. If the shot distance may approach 30 yards then a mid-weight, full-length arrow pushing a medium sized broadhead is the best choice.

What might happen if an arrow is too short for the bow?

Arrows that are too lightweight for your bow may cause you to essentially “dry fire” your bow.

What happens if your arrows are too lightly or heavily spine for your bow?

If your arrows are too lightly or heavily spined for your bow, the “archer’s paradox” movements will be extreme, resulting in poor arrow flight and loss of accuracy. (It’s better to err on the stiff, or too heavily spined, side.) Arrow manufacturers publish selection charts that match bow weights to proper arrow spine.

How long should my arrows be for a 26.5 inch draw?

Registered. for hunting with a fix blade, me personally i like an arrow that is cut to the front of the riser. for target, to the rest is good. for hunting, i would say u could go witht he 55/75s at 26 inches.

Do lighter arrows fly farther?

Lighter arrows fly faster and can group more tightly, but they’re often harder to tune. Heavier arrows fly slower but resist wind better and penetrate deeper. Shooting the wrong arrow weight for a bow can damage equipment and harm the archer. That’s why manufacturers design bows for specific minimum arrow weights.

Is a heavier arrow more accurate?

No.. the weight of an arrow has no effect on accuracy. as long as the arrow is tuned to the bow and the bow is in tune.

What is considered a heavy hunting arrow?

So what constitutes a heavy hunting arrow? Anything over 11 grains per inch is on the heavy end of the spectrum. Understand up front, though, that these arrows will drop a ton when you start shooting at distances out to 50 yards and farther.

What is a common bow shooting error?

Rushing to place your fingers on the string is one of the most common archery mistakes. Taking a second look at your finger placement can pay big dividends for your shot. Hooking the bowstring with too much finger tension – or in the wrong place on the fingers – can cause many issues.

What is the best draw weight for deer hunting?

In terms of being able to effectively take a big game animal, a general rule of thumb is 40 lbs for whitetail deer-sized game and 50 lbs for bigger animals like elk. The bigger the critter, the tougher the hide, thicker the bones and the larger the chest cavity.

How do I determine my bow draw weight?

To measure your draw weight, you must find the point where the draw is at its heaviest. For recurve and traditional bows this is at the end of the draw. For compound bows, this is approximately in the middle of the draw. You can use a bow scale, spring balance, or luggage scale to get the actual measurement.