Bow A.T.A. Weight, Stability

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  • January 24, 2007 at 4:09 am #495371 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I’m think a bow with an A.T.A. of 33” to 35” with a weight of about 4 1/4 Lb. is the best compromise between stability and usefulness in hunting situations, without shooting a target bow. :anyone?
    January 24, 2007 at 4:17 am #508787 Back to Top REPORT
    lane
    Lane

    Joined: 7/9/2005
    31-33”…for hunting and 36″ + for targets!
    January 24, 2007 at 4:19 am #508788 Back to Top REPORT
    jeff-k-in-il
    Jeff K in IL

    Age: 26
    Joined: 11/1/2005
    I am going against the grain, because I guarantee the Dren holds steadier than the XT or SB, which are heavier… 33″ ATA as well! [=}=]
    January 24, 2007 at 4:49 am #508789 Back to Top REPORT
    bowhunter-69
    Bowhunter-69

    Joined: 1/14/2006
    Shorter is better for me , in a tree.

    My LD is a full 10″ shorter than my Bear Flare compound.

    Chas

    January 24, 2007 at 6:13 am #508790 Back to Top REPORT
    mathews33
    Mathews33

    Joined: 12/11/2006
    33″ to 35″ IMO
    January 24, 2007 at 6:52 am #508791 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

    Age: 71
    Joined: 10/3/2006
    Location: Colorado
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    The string angle gets to be a problem for me when the A2A gets below about 35″. I can live with 33″ but 31″ I can’t handle and I’m only a 28½” DL. I can’t imagine what a 31″ A2A must be like for 30″ DL.

    Of course, all the bows I shoot have A2A between 40″-43″. Its going to take some getting use to the 33″ A2A on the Drenalin.

    January 24, 2007 at 7:08 am #508792 Back to Top REPORT
    rem270
    Rem270

    Age: 44
    Joined: 2/2/2005
    31-33” for me
    January 24, 2007 at 7:56 am #508793 Back to Top REPORT
    808xt
    808XT

    Joined: 2/8/2006
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    Being vertically (5′ 6″) and DL challenged (26.5″), I have to go with the 31″-33″ DL, at least that’s all I have now that I shoot. I might consider a longer ATA for target though, if I could ever afford a new bow. [=}=]
    January 24, 2007 at 1:14 pm #508794 Back to Top REPORT

    One Shot

    Joined: 7/17/2004
    I still like my Legacy at 33 7/8″ ATA :thumbup
    January 24, 2007 at 1:17 pm #508795 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I like a longer ATA myself, It just seems to be whats the most comfortable. So i’ll say 33-35
    January 24, 2007 at 5:44 pm #508796 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I use my 37″ bow in tree and blind with no problem. I’ll take max accuracy and forgiveness everytime. 30 to 40 yards are chip shots, anything less is automatic.
    January 24, 2007 at 6:05 pm #508797 Back to Top REPORT
    machinegun74
    machinegun74

    Joined: 7/26/2005
    There was a diagram, while no one wants to admit to it, that shows why a longer ATA bow holds steadier for a person. Not saying a short ATA bow cant be shot well but for the average Joe a longer one will hold better. Wish I could find that pic. But Id say 35″, maybe longer now that they shaved the weight Mathews might make one would shoot awesome for the average guy. Problem is no one wants to admit theyd shoot better with a longer ATA they just dont look as cool. I know, Im one of them I use a bow with an ATA of 30 5/8ths inches. :whistle
    January 24, 2007 at 6:21 pm #508798 Back to Top REPORT
    jon-e-law
    Jon-E-Law

    Joined: 2/20/2005
    An individuals draw length plays a huge role in how forgiving a given ATA length or brace height is.
    January 24, 2007 at 6:41 pm #508799 Back to Top REPORT
    pa_mathews_man
    PA_MATHEWS_MAN

    Joined: 2/22/2005
    33-35
    [=}=]
    January 24, 2007 at 7:09 pm #508800 Back to Top REPORT
    leg-man
    Leg Man

    Joined: 11/17/2004
    37″ – see my signature below. . . . . .
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