Increasing Draw Weight

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  1. JerseyHunter95

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    I shoot at 50 pounds now. Bear Lights Out but i dont know the exact f.p.s. I have 3 pins: a 10, 20, and 30 yard. my question is if i increase my draw weight to 60 pounds will i have to sight in the bow again? i really dont feel like doing this because my sights are so dead on and im afraid to mess with them since im brand new to bowhunting
     
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    You most likely will have to tweak your sights cranking your bow up 10 lbs. It will be good practice for you :tu:
     
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    Yes you will need to adjust your sights. You are going to gain a moderate amount of speed. you will have to move all of the pins up on the sight and your pins themselves will need to be moved closer together.
     
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    Not only will your pins change, so will your tune. That's a pretty dramatic change and assuming your arrows are correctly spined now, they won't be with the increase. A few other minor tweaks may be necessary as well.


    If your new to the sport and your shooting well and the weight is comfortable,leave it alone. Never increase poundage because you think you need to because others shoot X amount of weight. KEEP IT COMFORTABLE.

    If you can pull the extra weight without compromising form or comfort, then do it and make the necessary adjustments. You will learn through the process.


    A 50# setup may require cut on contact broadheads but you can get passthroughs on deer size game with a well tuned setup.

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    my pins wont move any closer together. think i could just move them up and be ok. originally i sighted the bow in at 10 yards and all the pins were automatically sighted in but they are as close together as possible at 50#
     
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    with the increase in speed you will get I would not set my first pin for 10 yards I would start at 20 yards then 30, 40 and so forth.
     
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    ^^ this 1000% ^^
     
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    ive decided not to do this. i havnt been bowhunting yet, im a brand new hunter. and when i draw my bow sitting down as slowly and quietly as possible (like i would in a stand) its hard enough so that i wouldnt be able to at 60 pounds without spooking a deer
     
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    Good choice

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