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New Bow different draw length?
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Contributors to this thread:
Bou'bound 21-Apr-22
ohiohunter 21-Apr-22
HDE 21-Apr-22
Grey Ghost 21-Apr-22
Bou'bound 21-Apr-22
Blood 21-Apr-22
Bou'bound 21-Apr-22
Hank_S 21-Apr-22
Joe Holden 26-Apr-22
GFL 26-Apr-22
BTM 27-Apr-22
Bou'bound 27-Apr-22
Ken 27-Apr-22
From: Bou'bound
21-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.

From: ohiohunter
21-Apr-22
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.

From: HDE
21-Apr-22
String stop for me is 28.5. For a limb stop it's 29.

From: Grey Ghost
21-Apr-22
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.

Matt

From: Bou'bound
21-Apr-22
this difference was between rx4 ultra and rx5 ultra. mayb e not a full inch off but not the same

From: Blood
21-Apr-22
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.

From: Bou'bound
21-Apr-22
Thanks

From: Hank_S
21-Apr-22
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
26-Apr-22
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".

From: GFL
26-Apr-22
Bowtech I’m spot on….Mathews I’m always 1/2 inch shorter.

From: BTM
27-Apr-22
I learned long ago that the labeled DL often differs from actual (measured) DL. I could usually fix it by twisting string/cables.

From: Bou'bound
27-Apr-22
that could be a bunch of twisting!

From: Ken
27-Apr-22
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.

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