# ANST - Measuring Bows

Mike Underwood morgandracos at theshop.net
Sun Aug 24 20:34:40 PDT 1997

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> 1. I am convinced that the current method prevents a significant
> risk of injury
>
> or
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> 2. I am shown that I can shoot just as far and accurately with a 28
> inch arrow and draw as with a 19 inch arrow and draw, both at 30
> lbs.
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> M. Doré
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Well, in refrence to the second comment you hit a wierd area involveing
a often unheard of term called "bow stack", it is sometime refered as
how hard a bow is to draw.

A 30# bow (in modern standards) simply means that when pulled to 28"
the bow requires 30# to hold the string where it is. If you draw the bow
to 29" or more then there is no longer 30# required to hold the string
in place, it requires more. how much more depends in the "stack of the
bow". The same is true if you draw less.

A good example is the bow I shoot with everyday is a 50#bow @28", but
at 30"(my standard draw) if to 60#. But the long bow I just purchased is
45#@28" and 75#@30". This is because of the different "stack" of the
bows.

Since the maximum range of the bow can be achieved by shooting at a
45degree angle (on flat land with no wind) the only that that can change
the range is the force that is pushing the arrow.

So if you shoot a bow that is rated 30#@28" and draw it to 28" then the
arrow will fly a certian number of yards. If you take the same bow and
only draw it to 19" then the arrow will fly less yards, how much less it
determined by the stack.

This concludes todays Archery lesson, please review todays lesson and
review and prepare for tomorows test.

Morgan Dracos

p.s. accuracy is determined by the archer not the equipment.
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