1. Determine your draw length by measuring the reach of both your arms
as you reach out from your chest. Here's a video:
2. When buying a bow they are measured in weight at 28" draw so if
your draw length is more eg. 29" add 2.5lbs to the weight if it's less eg.
27" subtract 2.5lbs per inch of difference. When I bought my bow at first I
bought a 55lb bow, but at my draw length 30" I was drawing back 65lbs
according to my scale. This was way too much. I couldn't even get an anchor
point. Now I shoot a 45lb bow which at my draw length puts me at 54lbs which
3. I shoot the easton axis arrows which is what they used when making
the Buffalo because that's what Fred Eichler shoots. With this I would get
the test kit which is several different spined arrows. Cut them to your
proper length and bare shaft/paper tune the different arrows to see which
one performs best. You see all shooters are a little different as far as
form so you want to have the right spine before you spend a bunch of money
on a certain shaft.
4. I am a compound shooter too so a little tip. Traditional shooting
is way fun and I love it, but be patient because it is a discipline you may
not be very good out the box. I can drive tacks with my compound out to
60yrds I even have a 60yrd pin, but with a Recurve I am only comfortable at
15 right now. I am getting better by the day, but have to remind myself this
is NOT a compound.
Hopefully this helps! Have fun you will love the challenge! I am getting
good enough to want to actually hunt with my Buffalo this year. I have a lot
of work to do but I will be ready by September!
Answered on 2/4/2013 by Anonymous