How heavy should my bow draw weight be?

08/31/2020 Off By admin

How heavy should my bow draw weight be?

Build, Bodyweight and Suggested Bow Draw Weights

Type of Person/Build Weight (lbs) Compound Suggested Draw Weight (lbs)
Large/Strong Child 100-130 25-35
Small/Slight Woman 100-130 25-35
Average Woman 130-160 30-40
Large/Strong Woman 160+ 45-55

What is a good bow draw weight for beginners?

Draw weight

Archer Archer’s Weight Compound Suggested Draw Weight
Small child 31-45 kg (70-100 lbs) 15-25 lbs
Large child 45-59 kg (100-130 lbs) 25-35 lbs
Small woman 45-59 kg (100-130 lbs) 25-35 lbs
Average woman 59-73 kg (130-160 lbs) 30-40 lbs

How do I determine my bow draw weight?

To measure a bow’s draw weight, you’ll need a weight scale. You take the measurement by attaching the scale to the bowstring near the nock, pulling the string to full draw, and reading the scale. To eliminate human error, take the measurement multiple times.

What does the draw weight of a bow mean?

The draw weight of your bow means generally how strong your bow is. It tells you how much force or strength you need to use to pull back the string of your bow into full draw. Traditionally, the draw weight is measured in pounds.

Is it illegal to draw a bow over 70 lbs?

Alternatively, if you are extremely tall, there are some bows that exceed 70 lbs max draw weight, but those are considered illegal in some areas (for hunting and public land practice as well). You would have to be in a high percentile for lean body weight and height to even consider having the physical prowess to exceed 70 lbs max draw weight.

What should the draw weight of an arrow be?

The draw weight, arrow weight (measured in grains), and draw length will all define the speed of your arrow, but draw weight is the most important. You can have a low draw weight around 25-35 lbs, but still have a high draw range of about 30” or so. There are so many factors that go into it.

When to drop the draw weight on bowhunting?

If you are struggling in any way to get that bow back, then drop the weight. Increasing your draw weight will come in time as you build up those muscles. Don’t judge your draw weight based on one shot. Spend time shooting the bow over and over again.