Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Bow string length

  1. #1

    Bow string length

    I have a Browning nomad 54" i'm trying to find the right string length. How do figure out the length is the string suposed to be?



  2. #2
    On the side of your bow it should say for example,amo 54' For recurve take away 4' for longbow take away3' and thats your string length.

  3. #3
    so how do amo strings play in I read on another forum that if you have a52 AMO bow that the 52 amo string fis without subtracting anything? new to traditional as stated in my other post so any insights are great!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Northern Calif.
    Posts
    543
    If the Bow is marked 52" AMO that is the Bow Length and string should be 4" shorter.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Mississippi
    Posts
    5,343
    AMO specs basically state that the string should be 3" shorter than the AMO bow length (string measured under tension)--recurve or longbow.

    http://www.texasarchery.org/Document...OStandards.pdf

    A lot of bows don't go by AMO, and a lot of "AMO" strings aren't made to AMO specs. You'll need a string 50-51" long, depending on how it's made and how it was measured.

    Dacron only for that bow (B-500 or B-50).

    Chad
    Support the Future of Archery--Support the NASP

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Batesville, MS
    Posts
    171
    If I understand it correctly the string will be the proper amount shorter for your required bow length. Example, your bow is 54", you buy a string that is marked AMO 54", the string will be the required 3-4" shorter than what is actually marked on the package. Am I correct?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Ottawa, Ont
    Posts
    1,117
    SPTiger has it. When you walk into an archery shop or buy online, you don't ask for the string by it's exact length. You ask for a string for a 54" bow and the package will be marked "AMO 54".
    I Think It Went That Way -->

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Mississippi
    Posts
    5,343
    That's why you often get the wrong string too. I do my best to get actual string lengths, because going by AMO is hit or miss. I've made strings for recurves that varied from 2.5" to 6" shorter than the AMO bow length, and longbows from 1.5" to 4" shorter.

    Depending on who made the "AMO" string, it may or may not have been measured under tension, it may be 3" shorter, 4" shorter, or ???

    Like I said, a lot of bows don't follow AMO specs. IMO it's better to go by actual string length--no suprises that way.

    Chad
    Support the Future of Archery--Support the NASP

  9. #9
    Thanks guys i appreciate all the help. i'm having a 50" string made for the bow.

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by LBR View Post
    That's why you often get the wrong string too. I do my best to get actual string lengths, because going by AMO is hit or miss. I've made strings for recurves that varied from 2.5" to 6" shorter than the AMO bow length, and longbows from 1.5" to 4" shorter.

    Depending on who made the "AMO" string, it may or may not have been measured under tension, it may be 3" shorter, 4" shorter, or ???

    Like I said, a lot of bows don't follow AMO specs. IMO it's better to go by actual string length--no suprises that way.

    Chad
    Example: I have old Bear AMO 58", ordered a 55" string (should have ordered 54"); Installed on bow, original BH 5", want 7"-8", twisted to desired BH; Not pre-stretched string so kept twisting and shooting until stretch stopped; Finally settled in to 53" actual string length @ 7.75" BH (shoots good there); Didn't like excessive twisting (it'll be a spare) so re-ordered 53" string; Had to do some twisting during stretching but not near as much.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Ottawa, Ont
    Posts
    1,117
    Quote Originally Posted by LBR View Post
    That's why you often get the wrong string too. I do my best to get actual string lengths, because going by AMO is hit or miss. I've made strings for recurves that varied from 2.5" to 6" shorter than the AMO bow length, and longbows from 1.5" to 4" shorter.

    Depending on who made the "AMO" string, it may or may not have been measured under tension, it may be 3" shorter, 4" shorter, or ???

    Like I said, a lot of bows don't follow AMO specs. IMO it's better to go by actual string length--no suprises that way.

    Chad
    Yep, I hear ya Chad. One problem though, what to do with a bow that arrives WITHOUT a string. Ordering an AMO string is a good start if you don't have one to measure.
    I Think It Went That Way -->

Similar Threads

  1. bow string length?
    By ineedaviper1 in forum General Archery Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: October 20th, 2009, 12:01 AM
  2. string length on old bow
    By archerer in forum General Archery Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: February 29th, 2008, 11:01 AM
  3. Bow string length?
    By Antihunter in forum Bow Tuning
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: December 10th, 2005, 10:21 AM
  4. string length on an old bow
    By Motomo in forum General Archery Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: March 16th, 2004, 07:16 AM
  5. bow string length.
    By bodoodle boy in forum General Archery Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: October 12th, 2002, 04:02 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •