View Full Version : Will it stack up?

03-09-2008, 03:54 PM
After many years of shooting compounds, I'm seriously thinking about going back to shooting traditional bows. I've been eyeing the Martin Viper. It's longer than most longbows ( I think it's 66") and I'm looking at this particular model because of my rather long draw length. I'm a 32" draw length and want to shoot around 55 lbs. @ 32". However, all the bows are specific weights at specifically 28" or 29" draw lengths. My question is... can I safely shoot like a 40# @ 28" which would probably wind up around 52 lbs. to 55 lbs. at my draw length of 32"?

03-10-2008, 01:57 PM
I think you are on the right track. You should look for a longer length bow to reduce finger pinch and also reduce stacking at your longer draw length.

You can order a bow from Martin with your specific requirements, ie: 50# @ 32". I'm not sure if they will go to 32", but I would give them a call. A Venom or Vision may also be good choices.

Good luck!