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60lb or 70lb

Old 07-10-2011, 03:20 PM
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my brother is just about to buy the Bowtech Invasion and is trying to decide wheather to get it set at 60lb or 70lb. we mostly hunt white tail in the New York and Pennsylvania areas. he is a bid guy who can pull a bow back with no problem. does anyone have a preference or any insite on this. i know speed isnt everything but he just doesnt want to be sorry he went with the 60lb. any input would be appreciated. thanks!!!!!!
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:30 PM
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A 60# Invasion goes to 64# so that is actually what I went with. In the past I've generally always ordered a 70# bow and then ended up shooting it somewhere in the mid 60's so with the Invasion I opted for the 60# maxed out to maximize the bows performance and it's worked out great!
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:53 PM
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I shoot a 70lb Iceman set at 64#. That seems to be the sweet spot for that particular bow. I use to shoot a bow that was max at 60lb and went up some. One thing to remember is that if you have a lot of clothing on and you have been sitting in the cold for a while, and/or drawing from a sitting position, it may be harder to draw a heavier draw weight than it would be on a range in warmer weather.
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:50 AM
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I would go with the lighter bow.My Bowtech dealer/tech says they generally tune up to their best near max draw weight.
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:41 AM
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i shoot 70 lb just cause i like to get the full potential out of my bow, and with out being able to max out my draw length i can get full poundage. i wouldnt be using 70 lb if i didnt feel comfortable pulling it back and holding it. with todays let off its not a problem
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:34 AM
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thanks guys for all your input. he is going with the 60#
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:40 AM
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i have a 60-70# bow and have it set at 60#,
i wouldnt mind a 50-60# bow,
i keep my range short, in the 20 yds range,
at 60# have no problem drawing and holding a few rounds,
multiple practice rounds wears me down and get shaky
I can hold the bow a heck of alot longer and smoother at full draw at 60# than i could at 70#,
and my brothers 55# bow i feel like i could hold it at draw all day
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Old 07-24-2011, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Terasec View Post
i have a 60-70# bow and have it set at 60#,
i wouldnt mind a 50-60# bow,
i keep my range short, in the 20 yds range,
at 60# have no problem drawing and holding a few rounds,
multiple practice rounds wears me down and get shaky
I can hold the bow a heck of alot longer and smoother at full draw at 60# than i could at 70#,
and my brothers 55# bow i feel like i could hold it at draw all day
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I have a Bear Element that shoots 60-70, over the last 2 seasons i cranked it down from 70 to 62. I barely notice a difference although Im sure if tested, the speed is obviously down but its not noticible to the eye. I've gotten deerat 70, 66 and 62, all shots right where they count and each deer had the same fate in the same amount of time. I'll take the lighter poundage at 60 and be able to hold it at full draw longer and more stable any day
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Old 07-30-2011, 05:49 PM
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I have a 60 to 70 Hoyt Trykon set at 65. Works fine for me. I've always heard that bows tend to perform better near the top of their range. So if you want to be shooting 60, buy a 50-60 pound bow (which I will probably do next time as I am primarily a Whitetail hunter).
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:41 AM
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get the one that he can pull back without pointing it to the sky. He should be able to pull the bow back parallel to earth without strain.
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