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  1. Optimal ATA length match to draw lengths ?

    Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
    In regards to a hunting bow (not talking target bows) is there an optimal bow ATA length ‘rule of thumb’ to consider with a particular draw length? In particular, what would be considered the shortest ATA for a 29-29.5” draw length that would be considered generally acceptable. I have generally...
  2. Short bow

    Traditional Archery
    I'm eyeing a bow that is 56" strung. I guess that's 59" AMO? Question is, How will the indoor range experience differ between this and a 62" AMO bow (all else being equal)? Thanks.
  3. Bow Length Confusion

    Traditional Archery
    Hey all, I've never really been a sports person but a friend introduced me to his recurve bow and target archery and I love it. Only there's one little problem.... According to height (5 ft - wont grow any taller :cry:), draw length (24") and draw weight (24") I should be using a 62" bow. My...
  4. Wrong Recurve Bow Length?

    General Archery Discussion
    Hi Fellow Archers, I am new to this whole scene and I just bought a bow because I thought this could be a fun hobby for me. I want to get into target practice and what not. I bought a 62" Samick Sage Recurve Bow with a 45lb draw weight. My draw length is 28.2". I got a little excited and bought...
  5. Optimum Bow Length for Draw Length?

    Traditional Archery
    Hey guys, As I sit in the hotel room while on a business trip, I couldn't help but day dream about my Centaur Triple Carbon longbow that is currently being made. Well I got to thinking about bow lengths and why anyone would want to go less than 60" (I know there are benefits to a shorter bow too...
  6. Samick Sage or a longer bow?

    Traditional Archery
    I am 5'9" and looking at buying a bow to get me back into archery. I've determined that my draw length 28". I have been looking at the Samick Sage due to its very positive reviews and because it is Fast Flight compatible. Would this bow work for me or should I be looking at a longer, 66" bow...
  7. Need recurve bow advice!

    F.I.T.A, N.A.A., Collegiate Archery, And J.O.A.D.
    Hi all! I am a little confused about my SF Premium 25" riser with SF Premium limbs (short). I purchased the riser and limbs new from an archery store online (won't mention the name of the shop). In my discussions with them I was told I would need a setup that would be 66" in length for my draw...
  8. Yet another newbie and his inevitable newbie questions

    Traditional Archery
    [I’m sorry for the length] I’m looking to get into traditional archery for the first time. Like others, I’ve been lurking on here and doing Google searches trying to find as much info as possible. I’ve shot bows before, but it’s been YEARS. I really love the look and traditional nature of...
  9. Question about Bear Traditional bows.

    Traditional Archery
    Hello fellow traditional archers, Rookie Recurve shooter, Harry here. Recently I am looking for a new bow for myself; and I heard many people recommend buying an old used bear bow. I saw many nice used bear bows but I was considering about the length of bows. The one of the most popular bow of...
  10. Buying a Recurve...Looking for opinions on Length, draw#, and opinion on Martin Bows.

    Traditional Archery
    I am looking at the Mamba and Dream Catcher from Martin. First of all, does anyone have any experience with these bows? I do a lot of hunting in a tree stand but also do other forms of hunting blinds, stalking, sitting etc. I am 6'1'' my draw length is about 30''. I like the idea of a...