Enter the total bow length (in) into the Bow String Length Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Bow String Length. 

Bow String Length Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Bow String Length.

BSL = BL – 4

  • Where BSL is the Bow String Length (in)
  • BL is the total bow length (in) 

How to Calculate Bow String Length?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Bow String Length.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the total bow length (in). 
    • The total bow length (in) is given as: 30.
  2. Finally, calculate the Bow String Length using the equation above: 

BSL = BL – 4

The values provided above are inserted into the equation below and computed.

BSL = 30 – 4 = 26 (in)


Example Problem #2: 

For this problem, the variables required are provided below:

total bow length (in) = 40

Test your knowledge using the equation and check your answer with the calculator..

BSL = BL – 4 = ?