Ask the Editor – Bow’s Brace Height: 6 or 7-inch?
Posted on March 15, 2013
Q: Hey Joe. I’m finally ready to pull the trigger on a new bow. After much consideration and shot testing, I’ve decided to go with the BowTech Destroyer. However, this bow is available in two brace models — the 6-inch 350 or 7-inch 340. I’ve shot both in the pro shop, but this shooting is all done at 20 yards. They both feel and shoot great. However, I’m a little concerned that the 350 may cause “fliers” once I begin shooting well downrange. What are you thoughts on this? If it helps, my draw length is 27 1/2 inches and I’ve always shot 7-inch or higher bows.
Jake Fendley, via email
A: Today’s speed bows are more user-friendly than past models. And personally, I find them plenty forgiving enough for archers with better-than-average shooting form. If you consider yourself a well-practiced archer, who strives to use good form, then the faster 6-inch model shouldn’t be a liability in my opinion. I’ve shot the 350 Destroyer quite extensively and this bow’s speed, feel and shooting forgiveness are amazing. I don’t think I’d notice any added forgiveness by shooting the 340, certainly not for guys with slightly shorter draw lengths (26 to 28-inch range). The Destroyer is an amazing bow, and I think you’ll love either model. –Joe Bell, Editor