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  1. mikeeb

    mikeeb Newb

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    I'm new to recurves and i want to do the right thing and not wound any Whitetails. so i was wondering with 60lbds limbs and a full draw what distance would penetration begin to fall off, probably keep it below 25 yards for my first year . assuming i even see any deer.lol
     
  2. John T.

    John T. Die Hard Bowhunter

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    IMO, you should be OK with what limitations you are using. Any bow can wound if the shot is not in the right place. Not knowledgeable about the "ballistics' of archery as to velocity/energy. Good luck!
     
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    To give you a better answer, we would need to know things like arrow length, total arrow weight (TAW,) forward of center (FOC) weight percentage, and type of broad head.

    But 60# is pretty heavy draw weight for a trad bow and you should be fine inside 25 yards assuming you are skilled enough to make a good shot.
     
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