02-18-2008, 04:27 PM #1
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draw length for compound vs. recurve?
I was wondering if the draw length for a recurve is the same as the draw length for a compound?
02-18-2008, 04:36 PM #2
I don't believe that recurves necessarily have a draw length. I believe what you are looking at is something like this:
58# @ 28"
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
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02-18-2008, 04:37 PM #3
Yep should be...or darn close...
I draw 29" on a compound and around 28" on a recurve...
02-25-2008, 04:25 PM #4
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..
Last edited by cape buffalo; 02-25-2008 at 04:28 PM.
02-25-2008, 05:50 PM #5
02-25-2008, 06:49 PM #6
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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.FBSA Member
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