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Choose Your Bow

Choose Your Bow
By Thomas Forbes from his book 'Guide To Better Archery'

"Fine," I said. "Now that I know the price range and draw­ing weight of suitable equipment for a beginner; how do I know what length of bow and arrows I require?" "Fortunately there is a simple method based on the distance in inches measured from finger tip to finger tip of the outspread arms which will give the proper length of arrow for you. The length of the common flat wood bow is dependent upon the arrow length,"

Here is the table:

Spread Measurement 57-59 in. Arrow Length 22-23 in.

Suggested Bow Length Not less than 4 ft., 6 in.

Spread Measurement 60-62 in. Arrow Length 23-24 in.

Spread Measurement 63-65 in. Arrow Length 24-25 in.

Suggested Bow Length Not less than 5 ft., o in.

Spread Measurement 66-68 in. Arrow Length 25-26 in.

Spread Measurement 60-71 in. Arrow Length 26-27 in.

Suggested Bow Length Not less than 5 ft., 6 in.

Spread Measurement 72-74 in. Arrow Length 27-28 in.

Spread Measurement 75-77 in. Arrow Length 28-29 in.

Suggested Bow Length Not less than 5 ft., 9 in.

Spread Measurement Over 77 in. Arrow Length 30 in.

Suggested Bow Length Not less than 6 ft., o in.

I thanked the Old Archer, who gave me the name of a local retail store which had an archer on the sales staff, where I could buy the proper type of archery equipment. "Next week I'll come back ready to shoot." A friendly group of people I decided as I walked home.

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