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What is a good brace height on a bow?

What is a good brace height on a bow?

These guidelines work for most recurve bows, but always follow the manufacturer’s recommended brace-height range. 62- and 64-inch bows have 7½- to 8½- inch brace heights. 66- and 68-inch bows have 8- to 9-inch brace heights. 70- and 72-inch bows have 8¾- to 9½-inch brace heights.

What does brace height on a compound bow mean?

Brace height is the distance between the deepest part of the grip and the string. It can have an effect on your speed, accuracy and on how smooth your draw cycle is. Of course, draw length is a factor in that as well.

How do you measure ILF bow?

To measure the length of an ILF riser, you measure the distance from center of limb to center of limb bolt and add 5″. To measure the length of a bow, you measure from string nock, following the contour of the bow on the belly side to string nock.

What happens if brace height is too high?

If set too high or too low in relation to the manufacturer’s recommendation, it can result in a noisy bow and erratic arrow flight. When the bracing height is too high, it can also throttle the bow’s performance – and if the bow is shot ‘under-braced’ for long periods, it will result in damage to the limbs.

What is a forgiving brace height?

Anything greater than 6 inches falls into the more forgiving category. Of course, brace heights greater than 7 inches produce the most forgiveness. But, given the advancements in bow technology, I see no reason a solid shooter couldn’t shoot as well with a 6 1/2-inch brace height as a 7-inch brace height.

Does brace height affect draw weight?

In other words, draw weight/brace height should have no effect on your ability to anchor/extend. The TALLER brace height should make the the bow a few pounds HEAVIER and reach its stack point (if that’s what’s happening) earlier.

What does ILF bow mean?

international limb fitting
ILF stands for “international limb fitting.” This universal system lets archers mate an ILF riser to ILF limbs.

How big should a bow be?

Bow Length For 28 to 29½-inch draw lengths, a 60-inch bow would perform best. For draw lengths over 29½ inches, a 62-inch bow would be the best choice. I’ve found 60 inches to be a happy medium. Longbows range from 60 inches at the short end to 70 inches on the long end.

What does ILF stand for in archery?

The International Limb Fitting or ILF was first designed and producted by Hoyt USA in the mid 1980’s as their own limb fitting. Before this time the many different manufacturers all had different limb fittings and they were not interchangable. Some manufacturers had different limb fittings for every model of bow.

How does brace height affect accuracy?

The brace height influences an archer’s power stroke (distance from the bow grip to the archer’s full draw position). This could make the shot, and bow, less forgiving and less accurate.