advantage of a short and long bow?

Discussion in 'Beginners Archery Range' started by KyuZo, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. KyuZo

    KyuZo New Member

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    Hi,
    I was wondering... what is the advantage of using a shorter bow over a longer one?
    perhaps speed?
     
  2. J.C.

    J.C. New Member

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    are you still asking about recurves, or are you wondering about compounds?
     

  3. KyuZo

    KyuZo New Member

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    I am getting a recurve
     
  4. J.C.

    J.C. New Member

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    yeah, I think a shorter recurve would be faster than a longer one, but the longer the drawlength, there will be more finger pinch with a shorter bow.
     
  5. KyuZo

    KyuZo New Member

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    what about arrows?
    should i get wood arrows? or fiberglass? or aluminum?
     
  6. J.C.

    J.C. New Member

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    I would get aluminum.
     
  7. red44

    red44 Senior Member

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    1916s will probably do ya, or 2016s left long with some weight up front.
     
  8. earthling

    earthling SURVIVALISTS live longer

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    huh????

    draw length doesnt change no matter what
     
  9. earthling

    earthling SURVIVALISTS live longer

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    bows

    with a recurve the shorter the bow LENGTH the LESS forgiving it is.. this means that you have to be more precise about release.. if you have a tendency to jerk the bow a lot when you release you wont be as accurate.... If you want a good starter bow then get a PSE buckeye at 25- 30 lbs. because you have to learn FORM FIRST before anything else... A longbow for a beginner should be at least 64" not only for stability but for being more forgiving on release, 66" to 68" is better... RECURVES are less forgiving all around... It depends on the weight of the bow you get as to what arrow to go with.. 25lb. to 40lb then go with a 1916 alum. arrow they are about 35.00 per dozen and make a great target arrow.. DO NOT go with cedar you will break them easily... I think CARBONS are to light all around for any TRAD bows they should be used on compounds.. thats what they are designed for anyway.. go with 100gr. field points they are the best and a lot less drop than 125gr.
     
  10. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    Yes, what he meant was the shorter the bow and the longer your DL the more finger pinch...:doh: