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Best way to figure out draw length
« on: April 23, 2020, 02:26:57 PM »
With the bow shops closed, I am looking to buy my son a used bow and need to figure out his draw length.  I have read a couple of ways on the the internet, but wanted to see if one of the experts on here have a better way?  Any info you have to share would be great.

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Re: Best way to figure out draw length
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2020, 02:40:54 PM »
Measure the wingspan and divide by 2.5
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Re: Best way to figure out draw length
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2020, 03:01:33 PM »
Wingspan divided by 2.5 and round down to the nearest half inch.

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Re: Best way to figure out draw length
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2020, 03:04:02 PM »
Sportco in Fife is open, give Ryan a call.

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Re: Best way to figure out draw length
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2020, 04:20:14 PM »
Measure the wingspan and divide by 2.5
Wingspan divided by 2.5 and round down to the nearest half inch.
Yes no need to go to a shop
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Re: Best way to figure out draw length
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2020, 04:25:14 PM »
Also seen John Dudley from nock on gave a little trick have your son make a fist like he is holding a bow place fist against wall as if he has bow and shooting and measure from wall to corner of his mouth on anchor point side
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Re: Best way to figure out draw length
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2020, 04:28:59 PM »
this is how i did mine
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Re: Best way to figure out draw length
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2020, 10:25:10 AM »
Measure the wingspan and divide by 2.5
Wingspan divided by 2.5 and round down to the nearest half inch.
Yes no need to go to a shop

This is the easiest way and most accurate I think and it should be within 1/2” anyway. Better then Dudley’s way. Or easier anyway.

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Re: Best way to figure out draw length
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2020, 09:23:16 PM »
So I am between 5'7" and 5'8" but have a 6' wingspan. I shoot 28 1/2" draw and its perfect. Wingspan works 😀

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Re: Best way to figure out draw length
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2020, 09:56:16 PM »
Also seen John Dudley from nock on gave a little trick have your son make a fist like he is holding a bow place fist against wall as if he has bow and shooting and measure from wall to corner of his mouth on anchor point side
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Re: Best way to figure out draw length
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2020, 10:13:11 AM »
Have him pull a light bow to full draw and Mark arrow with a sharpy on outside of riser.
Measure arrow.
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Re: Best way to figure out draw length
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2020, 08:08:42 PM »
Also seen John Dudley from nock on gave a little trick have your son make a fist like he is holding a bow place fist against wall as if he has bow and shooting and measure from wall to corner of his mouth on anchor point side
This! Most accurate.

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