# Often asked: How To Measure A Bow’s Draw Length?

### AMO Draw Length

The AMO draw length is what manufacturers use to rate their bows, and it is the draw length that is printed in the bow’s specs. The AMO length is calculated by taking the actual draw length and adding 1 3/4u2033.

### Checking a Bow’s Draw Length

The draw length is determined by measuring from the nock point to the point directly above the deepest part of the grip, where the arrow crosses the riser, which can be easily found using a bow square or similar device.

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## How do you measure a bows length?

ANSWER: The simplest way to determine the length of your traditional bow is to start at the string groove, follow the curvature of the limb along the belly side of the bow, across the riser area, and then follow the curvature of the other limb to the other string groove, giving you the a.m.o. bow length.

## How do you find someone’s draw length?

Measure from the tip of one middle finger to the other with the help of someone else, then divide that number by 2.5 to get your approximate draw length (in inches) for your body size.

## Is 70 lb draw too much?

A bow with a peak weight of 70 pounds and an 80% let-off, for example, should have a holding weight of around 14 pounds. Being able to hold a bow at full draw for 30 seconds is great, but if you’re shaking, struggling, and exhausted at the end of that time, you won’t be able to make an ethical shot.

## How long should my arrows be for a 29 inch draw?

According to our experience, if you use a 29u2032u2032 draw with compound bows, the arrow length should be 27.5u2032u2032 (29u2032u2032 u2013 1.5u2032u2032). This allows the arrow to comfortably fit on the arrow rest, but make sure your riser measurement matches up before purchasing a large quantity of arrow.

## What is an average draw length?

The longer a recurve or longbow is pulled, the heavier the draw weight becomes; the standard for determining draw weight is 28 inches of draw length.

## What size arrow do I need for a 28 inch draw?

Your arrow length should be around 27 inches if you have a 28-inch draw length and want an arrow that ends at the front of the riser, but it can be longer if you need to weaken the spine of your arrow. Arrows should not be cut too short for safety reasons.

## How long should my arrows be for a 27 inch draw?

The weight is suspended from the center of the arrow, which must be 29″ long and supported by two 28″ apart points.

## How do I know my draw weight?

Use a weight scale to pull the bowstring to the correct position, then lower the weight by a few pounds if it feels difficult to pull back and hold. Aim to use the highest weight that feels comfortable to you.

## Do recurve bows have a draw length?

Most recurves are available in lengths of 58, 60, and 62 inches; the old rule was that if your draw length was less than 28 inches, you should shoot a 56 or 58-inch bow, and if your draw length was 28 to 2912 inches, you should shoot a 60-inch bow.