Go to a pro shop and they "should" have a cheap stick bow with an arrow with a 3 foot measuring stick on it.
Or if you have a sewing tape measure hold one end in your bow hand and the other in your draw hand and draw back t where you think your anchor is.
use the cross measurement, make a cross with your arms held out and have someone measure you from the tip of each index finger across your body to the other arm index finger. the measurment is your true draw length as example if its measres:
Not always. I believe that the measurement is taken from the pivot point in the grip. That measurement is often times called your true draw, since it is static, can really never change as it represents the distance your body must conform to as your personal or true draw length. Then add 1 and 3/4" for AMO DL.
absolute true draw method. nock a arrow and mark a line on the arrow where the tip of the rest is at. Then pull back the bow and at full draw mark a line on the arrow at the tip of the rest. Then measure your brace height. Now measure the distance between the two lines and add that to the brace height. Whatever measurement you come up with just add 13/4" and that is the true draw. It sounds a little complicated but once you do it once it becomes a breeze. The reason I use this method is that some manufactures stretch their speed by moving the burger button. I found that once you find a good draw right down the number and you will be able to use it on any bow no matter what brand. A somewhat example would be. If your arrow measurement and brace hight equal 271/4". That would make it a 29" draw by adding 13/4".
think about it.....the deepest part of the grip gives you the most consistant accurate measurement that you can get. It conforms to your body. Then add the AMO measurement. The front of the rest or burger button hole as some call it varies from bow company to bow company. And bow companies are too often, yes i will say it, are simply market driven. It they can pump up speed and AMO ratings, most will. So, go with a constant calculation.
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