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Old 05-31-2004, 03:35 PM
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I plan on making my own arrows I have a 27 inch draw how long should I make my arrrows, right now the ones I got set up with it are 26 inch. Is this what they should be?
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Old 05-31-2004, 05:47 PM
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At 26" how much is hanging over the rest? Also are you going to hunt with them or shoot 3d. For hunting I get mine a little longer so I don't cut my hand with my broadhead. For 3d I shoot a shorter one so it's lighter and I get more speed.
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Old 05-31-2004, 08:17 PM
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I cut mine 1" past my rest. Depending on which rest you use, it should be close to 1" less than your draw length. Draw back a full length arrow and have someone mark it with some white out 1" in front of the rest. Good Luck!
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Old 06-01-2004, 08:33 AM
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I was told that arrows should extend almost out to the end of the riser. This way if the broad heads fall off they don't hit your hand.
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Old 06-01-2004, 11:41 AM
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i like mine to be about 1inch past the rest. especially since im growing and i can grow into them as my draw length grows.
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Old 06-01-2004, 02:59 PM
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Thanks guys for the info. I am using the muzzy zero effect bow rest. I will see how much it over hangs the rest. And thanks again for the replys!
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