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    • Red Beard
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      Shopping for my first recurve, and Ive noticed that one bowyer will make a bow for a 29 inch draw 62″ and another will make it 58″. Is that the bowyers preferance for that draw length, or do thy have to be that lenght because of there designed? Finger pinch and such.

    • JL
      Post count: 27

      Bow length, finger pinch, and stacking are subjects that many more knowledgable than I have written volumes of data and opinion on; so I will just give a couple of thoughts, in my own humble opinion. There really is not any hard fast rule that turns bow selection into a linear equation with regard to bow length and draw length, as an example I draw a solid 28″ and my absolute dead on accurate and smoothest shooting recurve is 66″ long, yet I have just received a 56″ Shrew longbow that I cannot express just what a smooth drawing, without any finger pinch or stacking, bow that is. I have a 60″ older Bear that pinches and is not near the smoothness of the others, so go figure. The way a bow works is a commination of bowyer’s skill and talent and how it feels to you. Go try a shoot as many bows as you can, and don’t worry about mathematics, just pick what feels right, good luck and remember that those black-tail will not know what length the bow is.

    • stefan 1984
      Post count: 25

      hey red beard…
      like jim said, shoot many bows… you wil see it gives allot of bows with 58 lenght they had a smooth draw length up to 30 ” … i have a blackbear recurve and my draw length is 29… the length of the bow is 58 and it has a smooth draw up to 30″. my bows ar from 58 up to 62… you can feel when a bow is “overdraw”… it make funny noises when you shoot and its not comfortable to draw at the end. try it out… have fun
      greetz stefan

    • vermonter1
      Post count: 17

      stefan 1984 wrote: hey red beard…
      like jim said, shoot many bows… you wil see it gives allot of bows with 58 lenght they had a smooth draw length up to 30 ” … i have a blackbear recurve and my draw length is 29… the length of the bow is 58 and it has a smooth draw up to 30″. my bows ar from 58 up to 62… you can feel when a bow is “overdraw”… it make funny noises when you shoot and its not comfortable to draw at the end. try it out… have fun
      greetz stefan

      I have a very short draw of 25.5″ and am shooting an old Bear Kodiak Hunter which is 56#@28 60″AMO. It may be less than ideal for my stature but it is what I could afford at the time and will have to suffice until I can afford a high end bow. I like it because I feel hunting with it is a tribute to the great Fred Bear. And you know..It Kills Deer Just Fine.
      Dale

    • stefan 1984
      Post count: 25

      hy dale.

      at my bow-store they talk about a lot of numbers… poundage-drawlenght , etc… i think the best thing you can do is try it out and you wil feel how it works… when you have a good feeling by shooting your bow, you cant go wrong with your bow… every year there are a lot of new bows… faster lighter etc… but i think it is more by shooting a bow. i wish you a lot of nice shoots with your bow.. and you`ve got right, the game dosnt interesst your drawlenght etc…

    • Cottonwood
      Post count: 311

      Here is some information from Schafer Silvertip on ordering a recurve and what Dave Windauer recomends for your bow length to your draw length.

      http://www.schafersilvertipbows.com/about.html

      I don’t own a Schafer Silvertip, but have thought about one, and Dave Windauer is a master bower.

    • nybubba
      Post count: 23

      I gotta agree with the masses here. I have a Martin X200 50#@ 28″. A nice sized starter bow at 60″ but I have a 29 1/2″ draw. Had I done some homework before I purchased said bow, I would not be trying to sell and replace it with a longer/different bow. All the same reasons, at full draw, hard to control and anchor, not comfortable to shoot. Fighting with it takes away from the simple grace and beauty of the traditional tackle.

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