QUICK Brace Height On Bow Guide [New] For Beginners

QUICK Brace Height On Bow Guide [New] 

Welcome to Archeryhacks, my name is Matt and today we are going to talk about brace height on bow and how this can affect your archery?

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Brace Height On Bow

What is Brace Height?

Generally, brace height is the measurement from the deepest part of the grip (pivot point) to the bowstring at rest.

This is commonly in line with the burger hole in the riser or the pressure button holes.

Brace height is important for both recurve and compound bows that are slightly different principles apply.

Brace height matters a lot.


Some bows have shorter brace height and those are considered to be speed bows and they have a brace height of around 6" inches.

So, bows with shorter brace height are faster but they are harder to shoot.

Head over to this post to check whether brace height affect accuracy or not?


Measurement of brace height depends upon the type of bows that are used in archery. Shorter the brace height is, faster the speed or vice versa.

Depending on different type of bows, brace height also differs according to the height of the bow. Generally, brace height for recurve bow and compound bow varies with the length of the bow.

Brace Height Recurve Chart

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Brace Height On Bow

  • 56" -->> 7 1/4"
  • 58" -->> 7 1/2" to 7 5/8"
  • 60" -->> 7 5/8" to 7 3/4"
  • 62" -->> 7 3/4" to 8"
  • 64" -->> 7 7/8 to 8 1/8"

Brace height longbow is slightly around the brace height for recurve and brace height on a compound bow

Brace Height Longbow

  • 56" -->> 7 1/4"
  • 58" -->> 7 3/4"
  • 60" -->> 7 1/8"
  • 62" -->> 8"
  • 64" -->> 8 1/8"

Brace Height Samick Sage

Samick sage is a takedown recurve bow with draw length of 29 inches. By using this data given above, brace height of samick sage is found to be around 7.5 inches to 8.25 inches.

For Bear Kodiak Magnum And Bear Kodiak Hunter

Bear kodiak magnum is generally a traditional bow. For a 52 inch bear kodiak magnum, brace height is considered to be 7-8 inches.

Brace height for bear kodiak hunter for a 60" inches bow is about 7"-7.5" inches or if you are using old version of kodiak hunter then it is about 8" inches.

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