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    Hey everyone, kind of a newb question...but..

    How does a 6" brace height shoot different than a 7" one? What kind of trade offs does one get over the other..is it speed for the 6 and accuracy for the 7? Any input is appreciated, thanks!!

    Sean

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    More speed with the 6" because of an inch more power stroke with the same draw length.
    Trade off is a better chance of hitting sleeve when wearing bulkier clothing in the cold. It may feel a bit stiffer because you may feel more weight earlier in the draw cycle than you are used to.
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    • #3
      Sean

      Originally posted by BigDeer View Post
      Hey everyone, kind of a newb question...but..

      How does a 6" brace height shoot different than a 7" one? What kind of trade offs does one get over the other..is it speed for the 6 and accuracy for the 7? Any input is appreciated, thanks!!

      Sean

      The 6" brace heigth seems to work best for the shorter draw guys to get the speed. Longer brace heigth helps most shoot better.
      DB
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      • #4
        Technology has advanced so much that the 6" bh issues of the past are no longer there...They shoot like a 7''bh nowadays....

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        • #5
          If you are new to shooting I would stay away from short brace heights. If you are a somewhat accomplished shooter then by all means. The Judge does not shoot like a 6" BH bow. My 6 5/8" BH Energy's are just as easy to shoot for me as the 8" BH's were but it is a longer ATA bow and I believe that makes a huge difference because I have a good string angle and my form is pretty good.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Scablands View Post
            More speed with the 6" because of an inch more power stroke with the same draw length.
            Trade off is a better chance of hitting sleeve when wearing bulkier clothing in the cold. It may feel a bit stiffer because you may feel more weight earlier in the draw cycle than you are used to.
            I went and shot the JUDGE last week. For some reason, everytime I shoot at cbarbers shop, I whack my arm, with a 7 inch brace. I shot the Judge, 2 as a matter of fact, and had no such thing happen. Picked up my Synergy, and slapped my arm silly again. The best shooting bow for me was a 6 inch brace Hoyt I used to have. At least until I bought an Elite. It was my first bow, and had no trouble. My form isn't great, but I just shoot 6 better. The Judge does not have an aggressive curve at the beginning. I like it better than the 08-09 GT500. I thought it was smoother. JMO

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            • #7
              Originally posted by TEXAS 10PT View Post
              If you are new to shooting I would stay away from short brace heights. If you are a somewhat accomplished shooter then by all means. The Judge does not shoot like a 6" BH bow. My 6 5/8" BH Energy's are just as easy to shoot for me as the 8" BH's were but it is a longer ATA bow and I believe that makes a huge difference because I have a good string angle and my form is pretty good.

              TEXAS
              I agree and feel the short bh bows shoot better with the longer ata....

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ntypicl11 View Post
                I went and shot the JUDGE last week. For some reason, everytime I shoot at cbarbers shop, I whack my arm, with a 7 inch brace. I shot the Judge, 2 as a matter of fact, and had no such thing happen. Picked up my Synergy, and slapped my arm silly again. The best shooting bow for me was a 6 inch brace Hoyt I used to have. At least until I bought an Elite. It was my first bow, and had no trouble. My form isn't great, but I just shoot 6 better. The Judge does not have an aggressive curve at the beginning. I like it better than the 08-09 GT500. I thought it was smoother. JMO
                I shot a PSE X 6" and a Synergy side by side a few years ago and had better luck with the 6" clearance X Force as well. I don't know why for sure because there was no draw board but I suspect the Synergy was close to 29" actual draw and the X around 27 3/4". X force set with 27" mod and Synergy set with 28" modules.
                I just stated that it MAY feel stiffer, really depends on the way the draw force curve is built into the cam. That's why we like to try them before we buy.
                Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not
                me, I want people to know "why" I look this way. I've
                traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved.

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                • #9
                  If you had a few years with a bow in your hands then don't worry 6''-7''-8'' you should be fine. If not go with a linger BH you will be glad. The new bows don't shoot nothing like the old ones but, you need to shoot some with different BHs to see what is good for you.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Rev. Juan View Post
                    If you had a few years with a bow in your hands then don't worry 6''-7''-8'' you should be fine. If not go with a linger BH you will be glad. The new bows don't shoot nothing like the old ones but, you need to shoot some with different BHs to see what is good for you.

                    I have been shooting for about 10 years now and I always had heard from people that I had asked archery questions too, to try and get a bow between 6-7" bh. I just didn't know what the trade off was. I'd say I am a fairly good shooter, have won some 3-d shoots before, so maybe going to a 6 is no big deal then...

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                    • #11
                      I just stated that it MAY feel stiffer, really depends on the way the draw force curve is built into the cam. That's why we like to try them before we buy.[/QUOTE]
                      Absolutely!!! Different draws definately feel different, as far as percepted dfc. I say percepted, cuz it will feel different to every person. All depends on draw form, muscle structure, tuning of bow, module, etc. Hope I can con cbarber into tweakin on my bow before it leaves his shop. It may or may not be as fast as my 07, but holy smokes, the draw is incredible. My wife wants me to sell the Syn so she can get a new vacuum cleaner.

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                      • #12
                        I thought we all :censored2: agreed that now on we're going to call it Brace Length. That or we are gonna replace Draw Length with Draw Height. So which is it?!!!
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                        • #13
                          HUHwhatsat????

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by cordwood View Post
                            I thought we all :censored2: agreed that now on we're going to call it Brace Length. That or we are gonna replace Draw Length with Draw Height. So which is it?!!!
                            When the bow is being measured is how you decide what to call it.
                            If its in the press you measure from the grip up to the string. "Height"
                            when you draw the bow then the riser is vertical you draw back and its "length".
                            Now on to the draw board. its now laying flat so when you draw it back and measure it you would call it "width" but that sounds so retarded and out of place that most just chose to go with "Length"
                            Again Woody its all in the way you look at it.
                            No ifs and or buts Just maybee.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Maybee-R View Post
                              When the bow is being measured is how you decide what to call it.
                              If its in the press you measure from the grip up to the string. "Height"
                              when you draw the bow then the riser is vertical you draw back and its "length".
                              Now on to the draw board. its now laying flat so when you draw it back and measure it you would call it "width" but that sounds so retarded and out of place that most just chose to go with "Length"
                              Again Woody its all in the way you look at it.
                              I refuse to accept that Rick!!! When the bow is on display for sale, its always vertical. And on picture ads the bow is always vertical with a little pointy thing aiming to and stating BH. AND when measuring from the grip to string, I always hold the bow VERTICAL in one hand and measure with the other.

                              From this day forward it shall be called Brace Length!
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