Re: Fwd: Draw weight
You've already received good advice here about what draw weight. I would add that whatever weight you decide upon remember that at wars if you want to shoot the clout, which is often part of the war point, you will be shooting 100 yards. Also, to shoot the maximum distance a bow can fling an arrow the bow is held at a 45 degree angle. More or less degrees/angle shortens the distance.
I used to shoot with a 30 pound bow and was not happy with it's performance at 100 yards so I bought a 49 pound bow. NOW, I realize that a 30 pound bow set up properly can easily shoot 100 yards, actually farther than that. So whatever weight you get, be sure to take the time to set the bow up properly for best results.
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, Bill Abney <blackwolf66@...> wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Bill Abney <blackwolf66@...>
> Date: Sun, Apr 1, 2012 at 6:51 PM
> Subject: Draw weight
> To: Calontam@yahoogroups.com
> Greetings all
> I am trying to find a recurve bow for my wife to shoot and was wondering
> what everyones thoughts were on minimum draw weights, for target
> shooting, she draws about 26 inches so any thing we find is probably going
> to be a bit lower than what it says.
> thanks for all feed back.
> Meryk ap Cadell
> Shire of Oakheart