How to Choose the Best Survival Bow The Survival Bow Buyers Guide.pdf
How to Determine Draw Length
The first consideration is draw length since the draw weight of a bow will depend greatly on
how far you pull it back. Most people have a draw length between 24 and 28 inches. A proper
archery shop can measure your draw length but if that is not an option, hold your arms out to
your sides like a “T” without stretching and measure from fingertip to fingertip, dividing this by
2.5 should get you pretty close.
Determining Your Ideal Draw Weight
Once you know your draw length, determine what draw weight suits your ability and needs.
Traditional bows are not like compound bows. A compound bow has cams or pulleys that
make drawing smoother and take a lot of the pressure off holding at full draw. Holding a 60lb
draw compound bow at full draw is nothing, holding a 60lb recurve at full draw is a beastly feat!
Keep in mind your physical limitations.