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Thread: Draw Length Questions

  1. #1
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    Draw Length Questions

    Hey everyone,

    I just got in to shooting bows and picked up a Mission Craze. So far I really enjoy shooting it.



    I'm right between 5'7 and 5'8 and from looking at charts online I should be at a 27" draw length based on height.
    The shop that sold my bow to me also measured me at 27" draw length.

    When I shoot though I've noticed that to sit at a comfortable anchor point I'm not hitting the back wall of my
    draw. It takes some extra upper body rotation to get to the wall and I feel like that's killing my consistency.

    At the end of my last shoot I changed the draw length to 26" just to see how it felt and it seems to be better.
    Right at my anchor point I can feel a solid stop.

    I haven't shot at the new draw length (that's tomorrow) but I want to know if I should go with the measured
    length or the draw that I can hit the full draw consistently. Any thoughts?

    Here's a picture to show my form in case if that has any factor in your suggestions. This is from two shoots ago
    when I didn't realize I wasn't hitting the back wall, so I probably am not quite there.

    http://imgur.com/eK7goq7

    Thanks


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    Judging draw length by "scientific" methods is just a SWAG. You really can't do it in many cases....

    If you feel better, and shoot better, with a 26" draw length, go for it. That's the beauty of the Mission bows. It doesn't even require a press to change the draw.
    I shoot bows. All kinds of bows.

    My opinions are MY OPINIONS. Take them for what they are worth.

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    Okay. I'll see how the shooting goes tomorrow to see if I'll keep it. If I decide to keep it at 26", my arrows (I only bought 3 to start) are cut for a 27" draw. Should I get them cut down or leave them as is?

  4. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by Bendel View Post
    Okay. I'll see how the shooting goes tomorrow to see if I'll keep it. If I decide to keep it at 26", my arrows (I only bought 3 to start) are cut for a 27" draw. Should I get them cut down or leave them as is?
    For now,
    leave your arrows alone.
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    your form looks good , in my experence its better to shoot with a draw that is slightly short, than slightly long.
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    your draw length is YOUR draw length... you set the bow up to fit you,... you don't adjust to fit the bow. when people ask me my draw length, I hold my bow hand out in front of me and my draw hand at my anchor, as if shooting and say to them, " I have no idea, but the bow and everything on it has to fit between this"......

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