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Does Too Long a Draw Length Hurt Your Shooting?

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Does Too Long a Draw Length Hurt Your Shooting?

The Conventional Wisdom
Many bowhunters shoot a draw length that is too long for them, which hurts shooting form and degrades accuracy. You hear this all the time—that a long draw overextends your bow arm and makes it harder to hold against the back wall and to maintain a consistent anchor point.

But Wait a Minute
Shortening your draw length costs speed—about 10 fps per inch. Is this a worthwhile trade-off?

The Test
We shot three bows, each at the correct draw length (as determined by our bow-shop pro) and 1 inch too long.

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