I am 6'7" tall. I played basketball growing up and have a wing span at 6'9" to 6'10". I previously shot with a 32 inch draw length PSE Fireflight Express. I just went down to 30.5 inch with loop (D loop) on the string of my new Matthews Reezen as well as new release. I went to The Bow Zone outside of Houston and they helped fit me correctly. I recommend going to a good bow shop, like The Bow Zone, and asking the pros in such shop to help your brother in law.
For those of you who might question the set up, my 20 yard grouping is about 1 inch, my 30 yard grouping is about 2 inches, my 40 yard grouping is about 3 to 4 inches and I am just now starting to shoot at 50 yards. I personally believe the above variance is my inability to hold the bow perfectly still (not enough shooting). I love the bow, the set up and how it feels. Yes, I spent some money, but my last bow was approaching 15 years old. Good luck.
That's what I was thinking also. I figured if I could find something used around 33" for him then set up a loop and go with a longer release we should be able to make it work. He is brand new to shooting so just getting him going for fairly cheap is very important. Once the fire is lit then he can decide to upgrade.
I will start looking for an older hoyt also. Thanks for the info.
Any other models you guys can come up with let me know.
Thanks again....looking forward to a future hunting companion.
I posted a list to a thread on AT; title of the thread is "long draw guys.....who loves you(not many)"
Yes, several are older bows and I missed a few makes \ models and other posters filled in, so you may want to search for it there. I have copied and pasted my contribution here.
My choice is at the top of this list, Elite XLR. I enjoy shooting this bow. Holds well, smooth draw, good speed and forgiving. They recently updated / upgraded their warranty - buy a USED bow and warranty is transferable!
Check out “The Elite Promise” ….. link provided. http://www.elitearchery.com/
Working with a good shop and shooting everything that fits him will be his best option. Good Luck with the choice.
Elite 09 XLR or 08 XXL = 32
HCA 08 Supreme Pro = 32
Oneida BEII = 31.5 Oneida Osprey & Talon = 32
Parker = 31 Every bow except youth
Martin MOAB - Warthog = 31 Martin Mystic = 32.5 Martin Scepter 4 = 32
MBI = Phoenix & Dragon = 31 (contact site, might go higher with correct cables)
PSE X-Force GX LD = 33
APA 2 bows at 31 Black Mamba XL & Python X
Bear 3 at 31 Gameover - Lightsout - Showdown
Mathews SB LD = 32 Mathews Dren LD = 31
BT 101st & Commander = 31.5 Sniper = 32
Hoyt Katera XL = 31.5 Hoyt 737 = 32.5 Hoyt AM35 = 31 Hoyt Montega = 34
Limb Saver DZ-36 = 32.5
Pearson Z-32 = 31 Z-34 = 31.5
Horton/CSS Edge = 32 Vista & Encore = 33 System = 36
Lakota Bigfoot = 32 Takini – Oglala – Bison = 31
Older Oneida w/correct limbs, cables and string. 2000 BE = 33 2001 - 2003 Oneida BE = 34 Pro Eagle w/ wood or ESC = 32 Tomcat - Phantom - Aeroforce = 34 LFM = 34