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Long bow sizing questions? Answered

I was wondering what the actual length of a long bow with a string length of 48inch amo would be I basically want to know what the length of the bow itself with the string on would be??  Also wondering if a 30 pound draw or 20 pound draw would be better for a small person small game hunting?? Thanks!! 

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Kiteman

Best Answer 5 years ago

I can't answer the size question, but I'd say to use the biggest pull your young person can safely use - a 20 pound pull would be too likely to injure the target animal and fall out, increasing the potential for a lingering, inhumane death.

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steveastroukKiteman

Answer 5 years ago

Its illegal in Europe to bow hunt I think isn't it ? For precisely that reason.

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Kitemansteveastrouk

Answer 5 years ago

There's a thing called "field archery", though, where you sneak up on animal-shaped targets in a managed wood.

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Kitemansteveastrouk

Answer 5 years ago

Meh, I've never tried it. There's an archery club near us that does it, but they're quite snobbish, so I've never bothered.

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steveastroukKiteman

Answer 5 years ago

Will gave up when he started senior school. We had to sit and watch him every week for "child protection" issues, and it was too much of a faff for everyone.

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Kitemansteveastrouk

Answer 5 years ago

Ha, that means they hadn't gotten CRBs/DBSs for somebody.