Hunting bow weight

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  1. woodswarrior78

    woodswarrior78 Newb

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    What weight is your hunting bow set at? Currently I'm shooting 65lbs but would like to be back to 70lbs before deer season. I had a elbow injury and have shot a crossbow for the past 3 years but it just isn't the same to me.

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    62# kills em just as dead...
     
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    63 here. I can pull more but find 63 to be comfortable. Especially later in the season when it’s colder and wearing bulkier cloths.
     
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    42lbs. ;)[​IMG]

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    Why increase? 60 is more than enough.
     
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    I may not increase. Before I hurt my elbow all I shot was 70 pounds but I know bows are more efficient now. But if I can pull and hold 70 just as good as 60 seems 70 would be better.

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    63 pounds and 69 pounds
     
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    Not really. A pass through is a pass through. And if you didn't get one at 60 or 65 it is not likely due to draw weight. Look at broadhead design, arrow flight instead. With the right head and a perfect tune you'll get more pass through's at 50# then you will at more draw with a lesser efficient head (or one which the arrow or head breaks). With an injury I see no sense in pushing yourself to draw more even if it feels okay. Not worth the risk of permanent injury.
     
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    I am currently shooting 66 pounds.
     
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    Mathews Triax @ 60lbs and Bowtech BT-X 28 @ 65lbs. Both do the job just fine. (I have the BT-X on the comfort draw cycle so it's easier to draw with more weight).
     
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    70lbs here.
     
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    60 to 65lbs for me.
     
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    around 60
     
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    70 now but I used to shoot 80 when I was younger. I also shoot "weak side" now due to eyes so that's part of it.
    I gotta say though, a 70# Bowtech on comfort setting feels like 60#. Or less. Butter.....................

    that being said, I :hail:to Christine The BeastMaster.
     
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    65 Lbs. Mathews LX (15 year old bow)
     

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