First of all, I am a newbie to any type of archery.
That said, an uncle just recently gave me a 60" recurve bow with a draw weight of 60#. The string that came with the bow is 55" in length and appears to be new. I have read that for a 60" bow the string length should be 4" less than the length of the bow or 56". Is it O.K. to use the 55" string because it will stretch to the correct length or get the 56" string? Sometimes an inch matters, sometimes it doesn't.