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    Default draw length for compound vs. recurve?

    Hi,
    I was wondering if the draw length for a recurve is the same as the draw length for a compound?
    thanks

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    Diamond in the Rough clemenlp's Avatar
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    I don't believe that recurves necessarily have a draw length. I believe what you are looking at is something like this:

    58# @ 28"
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    58# / 28"

    This means the bow has been tested and rated for 58 pounds when drawn to a 28" draw length. That draw length then should be measured the same way whether it be recurve or compound.

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    Yep should be...or darn close...
    I draw 29" on a compound and around 28" on a recurve...


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    recurve bows you have about a 2inch differents thier not the same ive hunt with both for over 30yrs i have a 30inch draw for compounds and 28 on a recurve.recurves will stack if bow draw length is to short for you and if it not a good bowmaker .when you shoot a recurve you draw the bow back different and shoot it different. best thing to do is find a dealer who deals in recurves and test different bows out.i shoot a hubu and zippers, blackwidow and greatplains.shafters silvertips these are the bow i like best i have shot and owned of 50 differrent recurves..
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    Quote Originally Posted by clemenlp View Post
    I don't believe that recurves necessarily have a draw length. I believe what you are looking at is something like this:

    58# @ 28"
    or
    58# / 28"

    This means the bow has been tested and rated for 58 pounds when drawn to a 28" draw length. That draw length then should be measured the same way whether it be recurve or compound.

    Hope this helps
    Clem
    Yep recurves are built with a standard DL of 28" unless special ordered to a specific DL...so when you see 40# @ 28" you can draw that bow 26-30 then it's just +3# per inch over or -3# per inch under 28" so (46# @ 30")


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    It may also depend on you and the bow to some degree, and the release you use for the compound. For me, with the compound, I like a bow set to 28.5-29 plus the loop using and index finger release. For the recurve I draw 29-29.5, using the tip of my index finger to the corner of the mouth as part of the anchor. I think everyone may be just a little different depending on the above and your physical build. Also, the draw weight of the recurve may influence you into not drawing to full form if it's to heavy a draw weight. To light and it may let you cheat too much by over drawing.
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