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What Bow Weight Do You Use?

Old 12-14-2002, 06:22 PM
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Hunting Boy, I am also 15, and I have taken deer with draw weighs from 45 to 63. I am not a particularly strong person, so you should be able to atleast shoot 55-60 to start with. Don't overdue it though, cause that weight seems like a lot more when you are on a cold deer stand in late november and bundled up. I'd say go to your local pro shop and see how you can pull back 60, if you are able to pull it back, I would go with a bow adjustable from 60-70. Even if it is a little tough, just put the bow in your room, and everytime you go in your room draw and hold it back a couple of times, you will notice it getting easier every week. If you have trouble get one adjustable from 50-60, even if you are a fairly strong kid, you must use muscles you don't normally use to pull back a bow, so don't worry if you can't pull very much. Just condition your body and shoot what you are comfortable with, if you shoot under 60, I would stay with fixed-blade broadheads...hope this helps.

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Old 12-14-2002, 06:22 PM
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Where in Illinois do you live. I live there to.

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Old 12-14-2002, 06:25 PM
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Hunting Boy, if you are askin me I don't live in Illinois, I live in good ol' PA.

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Old 12-14-2002, 06:30 PM
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No I was asking Jimmya. Sorry for the confusion. I am fairly strong beacuse I have to man handle my dirtbike and i play basketball. I tryed pulling back 55 today,and it was fairily easy,so i will try to put more on my bow. I think it goes up to 65 or 70.

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Old 12-15-2002, 12:44 AM
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At the moment, 59 Lbs
I'll be going to 62 Lbs...NOT because I want the extra power that bad, but I am looking at going from 100gn heads to 125 gn heads...which means going from CX200 to cx300 arrows...with the 125 gn heads on cx300 arrows, the spine will be PERFECT at 62 Lbs.
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Old 12-15-2002, 07:18 AM
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Set at 67 lbs the last time I checked . I started low and worked up to that weight and then just left it there . I have used 45 lbs on a recurve bow for deer .
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Old 12-15-2002, 07:23 AM
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I would try and get between 45 and 60, make sure of your shot at 45 pounds. Don't try to take him quartered towards you, if you hit that shoulder your in trouble...
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Old 12-15-2002, 08:34 AM
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I shoot about 63 lbs.
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Old 12-15-2002, 02:03 PM
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I shoot 65lbs. But I'm 42 yrs. old, 6'0&quot; and 240 lbs. You said you pulled 55 and it was fairly easy. Then start with that. You don't want to be straining with the weight when you're trying to hit a target. 55 is plenty to kill whitetails with.

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