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I'm new at bow hunting and i keep hiting my arm when i shoot. My bow has a 31 inch draw and i am left handed. What am i doing wr

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  • I'm new at bow hunting and i keep hiting my arm when i shoot. My bow has a 31 inch draw and i am left handed. What am i doing wr

    I'm new at bow hunting and i keep hiting my arm when i shoot. My bow has a 31 inch draw and i am left handed. What am i doing wrong?

  • #2
    Another thing you might look into is start curling your elbow out a little bit, I do this and I never get hit in the arm. but I have been hit where the dang string takes skin off my arm

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    • #3
      Sometimes people will get leather "wrist guards" that take the brunt of that hit for you. It is more practical to get the draw length shortened, like Louie said, BUT... if that doesn't work, try looking for a wrist guard.

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      • #4
        if youre draw lenght is correct at this lenght keep shootin /youre arm will eventually figure out how to stay out of harms way .

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        • #5
          Oh my. I am only 5'10" but draw 32" because that is my correct draw length. I wear 36-37" sleeve length. The string catching your arm is due to the brace heigth of the bow and secondarily due to the position of your bow arm. My compound bow has a brace heigth of 8.25" and the string slapping my arm is not a problem even if my elbow is locked. My longbow has a brace heigth of 6.25" and if I do not remember to keep my elbow unlocked and slightly bent, I get a good slap. So I wear an arm guard when shooting the long bow. I use the arm guard when shooting the compound if I am wearing a loose fitting or bulky, insulated jacket/coat to keep the sleeve on my bow arm from possibly interferring with a shot. With over an 8" brace heitght it is probably not necessary but it is no longer in my mind to worry about when the time comes to stand and deliver.

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          • #6
            Ok, Two questions:
            1: I found this really cheap Recurve bow with arm guard, sight, quiver, arrow rest, and three arrows, but I dont know if its cheap because it dosnt work well, What should I do, Buy, Or no buy?
            2: I REALLY want to buy it but I need to talk my parents into letting me. I've already shot a bow and arrow and it was a recurve before but I dont know how to get them to let me get it, How?

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