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Old 10-17-2002, 10:40 AM
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Ok, assume an amo 28" draw, and a rest in the normal spot (no overdraw), what is the shortest arrow you could use?

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That depends a little on the type of rest, because some rests come with a bit of built in overdraw. If you are shooting a Muzzy ZE you could probably shoot an arrow at least 2" shorter without any interferance from the shelf hitting a broadhead before it is picked to the upper position. Remember true drawlength and AMO are two different things. True drawlength is the distance from the nocking point to the deepest part of the grip on the front of the bow at full draw. To get the AMO length you add 1.75" to the true drawlength. It is likely with an AMO drawlength that you probably shoot around a 27" arrow with a standard rest.

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I haven't played with too many different kinds of bows, but I have heard and read that you want your arrow to extend 1" past the most forward part of your rest when you are at full draw. I'm pretty sure this is for safety's sake so that the arrow has no chance of being drawn back behind the rest.

Just for discussion, I have a MQ-32 @ 29" and shoot a 29" arrow that extends more than 1" past the rest. I could cut it down just a tad, maybe to 28.5" but it shoots fine the way it is.

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I draw 29" and shoot 29" arrows when hunting. This puts the broadhead just out in front of the riser. For 3D I use a 28" arrow. These are a softer spine with lighter points, resulting in a lighter arrow.

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