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  1. #26
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Oxford, Ohio
    I like this Thread. Makes you wonder what guys think they shoot over what they actually shoot. A trad bow that is.
    5'10" 27.5" draw and hey I wear Camo Jacket n a Large.

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  3. #27
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    central new york state
    6ft 2 in chest 50 2 xl trad bow 28 inch compound bow 29 inch draw...
    SOB (Sweet Old Bill) Bill Olmesdahl
    Sand Dune archery club MB SC,
    Gibertville rod and Gun NY,
    Seniors archery 3D/ hunt Oneonta NY

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  5. #28
    6'0" 29 DL, 42L jacket

  6. #29
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Formerly the great COWBOY state of Wyoming. Now, in the frozen north of Fairbanks Alaska
    Not sure of my jacket size but I'm 5'9" and draw 26.5"

  7. #30
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Altamont NY
    5'9" sz48jacket 28"dl

  8. #31
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    SE Oklahoma
    5'9.. 27 dl

  9. #32
    6'6" - 32 draw - no clue on jacket


  10. #33
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    LI. NY
    Guys -

    OK, most people here are falling in the normal range of draw lengths.

    Assuming a normally proportioned body, draw length is a function of arm length and shoulder girth (hence the question about jacket size). Again, assuming a relatively standard anchor.

    Most GUYS in the 5'9" - 5'10" range will be drawing about 28 - 29"; 6' or some 29 - 30" and so on. A 6'6" guys will most likely be around 32 - 33". Are these absolutes? Of course not. What I do see a lot in the "trad" world are guys drawing well under where they should be, due to being over bowed or just using poor form. I still take that as giving up free horse power. In addition, not reaching full extension, usually means poor alignment and that results and inefficient and inconsistent releases / follow-throughs.

    "Full draw" should be an end point of sorts, meaning it's the limit of your comfort range, based on your build and anchor, while having best possible alignment / bone support.

    It does seem that most guys here are doing just that.

    For the 6'6" guys or those with a 50+ jacket size and 28" draw, while that might be where you're supposed to be, using a mirror or video taping yourselves might be revealing. Just a thought.

    Viper1 out.
    “Simple and innocent, however, as it (the bow) appears, and capable as it is of being a trusty friend and ally, a bow is at the same time a watchful enemy, ready to take advantage of the smallest slight.”

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