What size string do I need for a 62 inch bow?

What size string do I need for a 62 inch bow?

String length is another critical consideration. Your bow’s AMO (Archery Manufacturer and Merchant’s Organization) length is marked on its lower limb. To achieve the correct brace height you will need to use a bowstring of the same AMO length. (Example: An AMO 62” bow requires an AMO 62” string).

How long should a longbow string be?

Measure its length from string groove to string groove. Once you know the bow’s length, you can determine your bowstring’s length. If you shoot a recurve, your bowstring is usually 4 inches shorter than the bow’s length. If you shoot a longbow, the bowstring is 3 inches shorter.

What is the recommended length of the string used for making a string bow?

Step 1 : Determine Bow String Length Otherwise determine the length of your bow. For a recurve bow your string length should be about 3.5″ shorter than your bow length. Hence, if you are using a 68″ bow, your string length should be about 64.5″.

What were medieval bow strings made of?

Bowstrings were made from hemp or flax, and were strung by the archer before use (keeping a bow strung all the time damages it). Extra strings were part of an archer’s normal kit. Medieval arrows were made of light wood – ash seems to have been preferred – with steel or iron heads.

What is the best material for a bow string?

Dacron string works well on older tear drop style compound bows and crossbows. It is also the best bow string material to be used on wooden traditional bows with non-reinforced limb tips. Fast Flight is mainly used on traditional bows with reinforced limb tips and older compound bows.

What were longbow strings made from?

String. Bowstrings are made of hemp, flax or silk, and attached to the wood via horn “nocks” that fit onto the end of the bow. Modern synthetic materials (often Dacron) are now commonly also used for strings.

What is the best material to make a bow string out of?

The modern material of choice is a waxed polyester string: Dacron B-50. It comes in large spools and is about the diameter of thick dental floss. Depending on the strength of the bow, you will want to use 12-16 strands of Dacron B-50.

Can I use candle wax on my bow string?

Can you use candle wax on a bowstring? Using candle wax on a bowstring is generally a bad idea. This is especially true for modern strings on compound bows, as paraffin wax can degrade the synthetic fibers.