Just bought, need help.

Discussion in 'Traditional Archery' started by Danno, Jun 1, 2021.

  1. Danno

    Danno 6 pointer

    Draw length..... Okay after doing some research i have a 30" length of pull. Measure tip of middle finger to other tip of middle finger (basically my wingspan) minus that number by 15, and divide that by 2 is how i reached my number.
     
  2. Meatstick

    Meatstick 12 pointer

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    Full length 600 spine arrows with 125 up front will get you close enough for now. Worry about fine tuning after you really have your form nailed down. If you want/need more arrow weight a full length 500 with 200 grains up front will also be pretty close.
     
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  3. Danno

    Danno 6 pointer

    Also the fellas you guys recommended on YouTube, i can say i believe the fella that put my nock point, installed it incorrectly
    Also what is considered full length? I've seen 26" and also seen 28" are those considered full or would it be higher than 28"
     
  4. Meatstick

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    30" in those spines.
     
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  5. Danno

    Danno 6 pointer

    Awesome thanks for the help fellas, I'm sure it's gonna be a long road but rewarding in the end
     
  6. Carpdaddy

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  7. grinder

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  8. grinder

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    Im not saying you are not 30" draw, but its highly unlikely unless you are like 6'6", which, I know a fellow that is, and he does get that kind of draw length, but he is a rarity. only way to know for sure is to get someone to watch you draw a full length arrow, and mark it, (front of riser) then measure from the bottom of the nock to the mark. You can do it your self by clamping a cothespin on the shaft, then drawing it back, letting back of riser slide the clothespin back, then let down and measure. You have to be honest with your self, because many draw longer than they normally do when they know they are being measured. have a friend discreetly watch you as you shoot. Honestly most dont draw 28", I see many shooting 60# bows bragging about the weight they shoot, and do well to draw 24" which makes that 60# bow more like a 45# bow, with the performance of like a 40# bow. Most compound converts will lose about 2" draw length when switching to traditional. its just a different beast when you dont have the relaxing breakover that a compound gives. at full draw you are holding that weight, where a lot of compounds are 80% letoff , meaning a 100# compound, you are holding 20# at full draw, and a 40# trad bow you are holding 40#, twice that. This extra weight tends to bunch people up, they struggle, then sacrifice draw weight.
     
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  9. Danno

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    Ha ha close to 6'6" good call more like 6'4" and arms like an ape, I'm about 2-3" from touching my own kneecaps when my arms are down by my side
     
  10. ABLongbow

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    Since your draw length is so long I would try 500 spined arrows 30 or 31 in Long with 100 grain field points and that'll probably give you a good starting point for arrows
     
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  11. ABLongbow

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    I pm'd you my phone number I can give you more information it's kind of hard to keep posting things
     
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  12. grinder

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    Yeah, you will need 500 spine at least with that draw length.
     
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  13. Carpdaddy

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    Well I use a 600 spine on my [email protected]” bow with 175gr tips, but I draw 27”, and like most I was a bit doubtful of the 30” draw. But you done convinced me! Lol So I would now recommend a 500 spine.
     
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