Discussion in 'Bowhunting Talk' started by woodswarrior78, Feb 23, 2019.
62 lbs for me.
72 lbs for me
55 pounds for me. Love the easy draw.
Match the light draw weight to a 500 grain arrow and I have a very quiet and vibration free bow.
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71 and 73 lbs. Shooting in the 60s will work just fine for you.
I switched to a 60lb bow 2 years ago and I am extremely happy. That 10lb drop in weight makes it smoother to draw and I've experienced 0 penetration issues.
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I'm shooting 62# and have no problems.
72 pounds, hit them as hard as you can.
I`m shooting at 58#`s and the deer drop just fine! Not a he man anymore, and the double shoulder surgeries don't help either but it works just fine!
Shot what ever weight you can pull comfortable when you have all your winter gear on. If you want to pull more build up to it through working out. I shoot at 70 pounds comfortable I could pull 80 but it would be tough in full gear for me.
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Full gear is usually not the problem for me, but "cold" muscles.
A hunt might require you to keep still for a long time, and not allow for a warm up.
I typically hunt at 65-67 lbs.
I had rotator cuff surgery 3 years ago in right shoulder (right hand shooter). I started shooting lower poundage the first year after surgery (58 lbs) with fixed broad heads and had no issues with penetration so I decided why risk a re injury decided to leave it there. A guy at a bow shop gave me some pretty sound advice; said to sit flat on your butt and draw the bow back without having to point it up or contort your body, and that is your hunting weight. I found this to be true, and I can still draw comfortably with cold/stiff muscles.
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A compound bow stores almost twice as much energy as a recurve, for the same draw weight (draw curve vs. draw length).
And trad shooters hunt successfully with 40+ lbs bows.
Hitting the femur might spell trouble, though.
Used to think I had to shoot 85+. Dropped to 70 then down to 65. Enjoy shooting more and found I shoot better. Amazing how much better life is when you put your ego in the closet.
I’ve hunted with 60lb limbs maxed out for years so depends on the bow but 60-62 usually... Have taken many elk, often times with complete passthrus... About 10 years ago my shoulders acted up and I hunted 50-52 for a year or two - didn’t have any issues at that weight either....
I'm one shoulder surgery and at 60 and it shoots 'em just as dead as 70.
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As I am now getting "longer in the tooth" , my newer Vertix is set at 60 lbs. Based upon my many years in the treestand (just my personal opinion & experience) Broadhead choice (3 blade), optimum tuning with the broadhead, and solid shot placement contingent upon distance and the appropriate stance of your intended target, is the key to penetration and avoiding a long & drawn-out task of blood trailing and the angst affiliated with same...
I shoot the draw weight and arrow weight I do just in case things do not go according to plan, I do not take risky shots but I have a big bruiser on my wall because I had the KE to get thru both shoulder blades while cutting a hole thru the throat. 60 pound draw weight and a 425 grain arrow I would have never found that buck.
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