The Toth Mongol horse bow is ideal for adult usage and has a nice smooth draw to it. The shaft should be at least one and a half inches in length. The shaft is tapered for an increased accuracy factor. The overall length should be at least 14 inches. For every inch beyond 14 add five pounds to your hands.
The axle is tapered for accuracy with a cross over at one inch. The longbow is tapered at the Mongols and not crosswise like most other bows. The axle is always pointing toward the archer from the front. There are many Mongolian horse bows to choose from and you can choose your favorites by looking at pictures or videos.
The Toth Mongol has three main components: the arbor, the grip, and the limbs. The arbor serves as the handle of the bow and contains two rings and a cross-bar. This provides stability to the limbs of the bow. The cross-bar is designed to attach the arbor to a cross-piece on the bow. The brace height and draw length of the Mongolian horse bow will be determined by the size and draw length of the arbor.
The Toth Mongolian is a compound bow made from a caged laminated piece of wood. This allows for a sturdier construction than bows with traditional unstrung woods. Compounds have two parts: a neck and an arbor with a cross-bar attached. The limbs are held in place by rings and chains and can be adjusted for strength, flexibility, and alignment. Bow makers use a variety of materials for Mongolian horse bow construction including carbon and fiberglass.
While the bow and its parts are important, it is the draw that really determines the quality of the shot. The draw length, or distance, between the string rests will directly affect the performance of the Mongolian horse bow. While there are many different types of draw lengths, most archers will choose a draw length that allows for a comfortable shooting form. While some draw lengths may not allow for an accurate shot, many come extremely close.
The different draw weights of Mongolian bows are categorized as light, medium, or heavy. A light draw weight allows for a great deal of mobility, which allows for a good start position. Medium draw weights allow for good accuracy, while heavy draw weights are able to shoot long shots accurately. Many Mongolian bows are also available in compound bows, with one arm holding the bow and the other firing the arrow. The compound Mongolian bows have much longer draw weights than their single arm counterparts.
Another aspect of the draw weight is the arbor, or head band, which is located on either side of the string. This piece of hardware attaches the bow to the archer. Some Mongolian horse bows will have one arm attached to the main bow, while others will have two. This is important because the longer the draw length, the larger the arbor must be. Some Mongolian horse bows are available with sights, which allows the shooter to adjust for an arrow flight path. This is important because many shots require the bow to be shot at an angle that will create a flatter trajectory.
In addition to these different draw lengths and arbors, the bow can also be classified according to how it is assembled. The traditional Mongolian horse bow consists of a straight piece of wood with recurve ends and a large round center arrow. These are followed by a few inches of cedar dowels and then the larger round piece of wood to act as the rest of the limbs, which attach to the recurve.