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Selecting a new bow

Old 12-08-2006, 11:13 PM
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Hi
I am interested in the possibilities bow hunting has to offer. The problem is I have a problem shoulder. I would hunt hogs, mule deer, and elk. My question is this. What is the lowest pound bow you feel could take down an elk. I realize there are several factors such as distance, arrow type etc. but I am courious if out to no more than 40 yards if a 45-50 pound bow could be set up to take down something as large as an elk or would I have to settle for no larger than deer.

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Old 12-08-2006, 11:15 PM
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I'm no expert, but I think if you shot 50 pounds, and were getting good kinetic energy, and shot a good cut on contact broadhead, I believe you could take down an elk proficiently. I would limit the range though.

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Old 12-08-2006, 11:21 PM
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I agree with MOBOW, with the engineering efforts being pored into bows these days you should be able to find one that will meet your needs, I would start with Hoyte, Bowtech, and Mathews. They seem to be the leaders in technology right now.
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Old 12-08-2006, 11:21 PM
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Thanks mobowhuntr
Thats what I was thinking with what I know about physics but I wanted to run it by the forum first.
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Old 12-09-2006, 10:21 AM
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Sure, many do. Who knows the exercise may just be what your shoulder needs as long as you don't over do it.

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