New Bow different draw length?Contributors to this thread:
Grey Ghost 21-Apr-22
Joe Holden 26-Apr-22
Picked up a new bow and my comfortable DL is 28 vs. the 29 I have on other bows and have always held. How weird is this. Have not seen it when changing bows in the past.
New Hoyts and bowtech I’m 28 maybe 28.5. Mathews and prime I’m 27.5… your guess is as good as mine. However it does create appeal for the former.
String stop for me is 28.5. For a limb stop it's 29.
From: Grey Ghost
It's pretty common, Bou. If you actually measure the DL of your different bows on a draw board, I'm betting they are pretty close. Or, put a mark on an arrow where it lines up with the riser at full draw. Then, compare where that mark lines up on a different bow.
this difference was between rx4 ultra and rx5 ultra. mayb e not a full inch off but not the same
A lot of times the difference is the grip on the bow. Take it off, add an aftermarket one. Boom. Easy fix. Also, make your D loop longer or shorter. You’re welcome.
Similar, I went from a 28.5 on a RX-4 to a 29.5 on a RX-7…I’m becoming comfortable with the RX-7.
From: Joe Holden
My Hoyt is accurate for me with 29" mods; Prime Centergy is a 29.5" cam but the string stops are rolled forward. Just picked up a V3X for my first Matthews ever. Currently is wearing 29" mods but I'm feeling that 28.5" would be better suited for me. After doing some digging, it seems a lot of people lower 1/2" on at least the V3X 33".
Bowtech I’m spot on….Mathews I’m always 1/2 inch shorter.
I learned long ago that the labeled DL often differs from actual (measured) DL. I could usually fix it by twisting string/cables.
that could be a bunch of twisting!
Not new bows but I have a Bowtech Tribute and a Elite Energy 35. With a 27" draw module and both bows in spec for ATA and brace height, the Bowtech draw length was 27.5 inches and the Elite was 26.75 inches when checked on a draw board. I checked because the Elite felt too short. I ended up putting a 27.5 inch cam on the Elite and the draw length feels right now.