What are everyone's DLs and poundage set at?

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  1. INbowhunter

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    I bought a Mathews Creed a few months ago. Instantly fell in love with it even though I swore to never become one of "those" Mathews guys. Well the dang thing shoots amazing. It was set @65lbs and 26.5" DL. Yeah I'm a short guy, it sucks. Shot really well the whole time I've owned it but tonight I got a burr up my butt and cranked the limbs 2 full turns to max. Went out and shot pretty close to where I had my pins set but I could tell a significant fps increase, decrease in the almost non-existent hand shock and my arrow blew through my target. Doesn't feel like I'm pulling back anymore weight and is comfortable so I'm leaving it. My question is does cranking the limbs to max poundage reduce some vibration?
     
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    Depends on the arrow weight.
     
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    386gr. Is what my arrows weigh with 100gr head. That's another reason I bumped the poundage up is because I'm worried I dont have enough arrow weight and need to build some heavier arrows.
     
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    they always say that bows shoot their best maxed out.. I have no idea, I never not shot mine maxed out. always cranked up to the max for me
     
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    " hand shock" mantra kinda rubs me the wrong way.
    For God's sake, that's a made up sales marketing saying!!!.
    I shot league with guys 30 years ago that could X the dot at 80 yards.
    And if you blew through the target, you need a new one
     
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    28-1/2 DL 72# DW 475 grain arrow.
     
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    29, 72, 400 grs
     
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    heavy arrows "feel" the best to me

    i have no direct knowledge on if a bow at max poundage would be more "dead" in hand or not, but makes sense. If that bows limbs are designed for a certain poundage that it would work best at that poundage
     
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    You should try a heavier arrow. I shoot the Creed also (28”/70#) and the heavier arrow feels a lot better.
     
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    28.5" 61# 385gr for now. This winter I'm cranking up to 70 and switching to FMJs for ~500gr
     
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    Hand shock is a real, perceivable and measurable thing. While it may not affect accuracy, it does affect your perception of the shot and how enjoyable a bow is to shoot.
     
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    29.5” at 70lbs. 400gr arrow.
     
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