# Thread: bow question----kind of off topic

1. ## bow question----kind of off topic

saw this phrase in a book i am reading--"120 pound draw for a 32 inch shaft, four to the ounce"---i figured out the draw and length,but what the he** is "four to the ounce"?---to you guys hunting with a bow this is probably a dumb question,but had never seen that term before---thanks in advance for your help

2. Originally Posted by ezmarsh
saw this phrase in a book i am reading--"120 pound draw for a 32 inch shaft, four to the ounce"---i figured out the draw and length,but what the he** is "four to the ounce"?---to you guys hunting with a bow this is probably a dumb question,but had never seen that term before---thanks in advance for your help
You have Got me?? Unless the author was one of those old english archers, stumbling home from the pub, and hitting the type writer before going to bed!

3. ## Math

My theory is that since they are talking math and describing a bow: I would think 4 "pounds of draw weight" to one ounce of arrow weight. Which means a 30 ounce arrow. Pretty heavy but what were they hunting to need a 120 pound draw weight and a 32" arrow weighing 30 ounces. Unless it was an arrow for a ballistica or 2-man crossbow.

4. ## thanks

the book is an historical look at english longbows,designed to pierce armor---had never seen the term ----thanks for the ideas---i sent an e-mail to the author----will post if i get a response---thanks again

5. ## Uhhh....

Originally Posted by Daveinthebush
My theory is that since they are talking math and describing a bow: I would think 4 "pounds of draw weight" to one ounce of arrow weight. Which means a 30 ounce arrow. Pretty heavy but what were they hunting to need a 120 pound draw weight and a 32" arrow weighing 30 ounces. Unless it was an arrow for a ballistica or 2-man crossbow.
Yea....What Dave said?

6. First I have ever heard of that.

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