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Determining string length

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Howdy, Just got a couple of fiberglass recurve bows through and auction.  They are low poundage (20-30#) recurve bows, but came without strings.  Is there a rule of thumb I can use in order to get the proper length bow string for these bows so that I can take the wife out shooting? Thanks! Unkel Gilbey

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Make a provisional string of variable length, using the "bowstring knot". Adjust it until the bow looks right, then measure the length. – Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> Howdy, > Just got a couple of fiberglass recurve bows through and auction.  They are > low poundage (20-30#) recurve bows, but came without strings.  Is there a > rule of thumb I can use in order to get the proper length bow string for > these bows so that I can take the wife out shooting? > Thanks! > Unkel Gilbey

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> Howdy, > Just got a couple of fiberglass recurve bows through and auction. > They are > low poundage (20-30#) recurve bows, but came without strings.  Is > there a rule of thumb I can use in order to get the proper length bow > string for these bows so that I can take the wife out shooting? > Thanks! > Unkel Gilbey

The AMO standards give a length of 3" shorter than the length of the bow. See the AMO standards booklet (PDF) for more details. — John

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Address for the AMO Standards: http://www.archerytrade.org/publications/images/AmoStandards.pdf — John

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