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Measuring your arrow length.

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Hey guys, 

I am new to archery.  I have been researching online on how to measure my arrow length, but have been getting varied information. 

I know I draw back an arrow on my bow, but do I mark the arrow at where it meets the riser (where you hold your bow) or the rest?  Do I add 0.5 inches or 1.5 inches to the measurement?

I plan on shooting both fixed and mechanical broadheads, but unsure which one yet. 

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You will want them long enough so that the broad head doesn't come in contact with the riser. 

I think your best bet would be to talk to a pro shop. They can answer a lot of your questions and get you set up right. It can be a daunting task to sift through info on the Internet. I personally went with the info from a shop. Not sure where your located, but Bwanas and Schaffers are two good places in the metro. Good luck!

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