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What Bow Weight Do You Use?

Old 12-15-2002, 04:45 PM
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I shoot 40 pounds and I killed 2 deer this year. Both were complete passthroughs/double lung shots, and one went 25 yards the other went 10 yards.


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Old 12-15-2002, 04:47 PM
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You should shoot what you are comfortable with. Sit on the floor with your legs flat and draw. Is it easy? Personally I have my FeatherMax set at 70lbs.

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Old 12-15-2002, 09:00 PM
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Some states have a min. on draw weight.You don't want to overbow yourself though because you will develop bad habits and do more harm then good.I shoot 75 now and when I was your age I shot between 90-120Lbs.,but these days you don't need it.
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Old 12-16-2002, 01:32 AM
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i shoot 75 lbs....you need to start w/a weight that you feel comfortable with. when i say "comfortable" i don't mean what you can draw when its 70 degrees outside and you're wearing a tee-shirt. im talking about what you can draw after sitting in a treestand in 30 degree weather for 2 hrs w/3 layers of clothes on. i've seen far too often guys make the mistake of overbowing themselves for field conditions just because they can shoot 30 shots in a 3d tourney. also huntinfool14 said he killed deer w/40 lbs. that may be however check your states hunting laws because some states have minimum draw weights for hunting. here in Ohio you can't deerhunt w/a bow less than 45 lbs.
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Old 12-16-2002, 04:30 AM
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For years I shot my PSE set at 76 pounds. I was flinging 525 grain aluminum poles at 252 feet per second. 2 years ago I bought a Darton, dropped it to 67 pounds and now I fling 425 grain carbons at 265 fps. I'll never go back. I figure I can still knock down a big V8 Dodge Ram Truck with one shot.

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Old 12-16-2002, 07:10 AM
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53# recurve. Overkill for deer.

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Old 12-16-2002, 07:16 AM
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Between 65-70 normally. I usually hear "40 lbs" as the minimum that most places have set for draw weight in terms of hunting deer.
















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Old 12-16-2002, 07:17 AM
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45# Recurve
60 Pound Longbow
70 Pound compound
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Old 12-16-2002, 10:49 AM
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I would start with 55lbs, and shoot it 3 times a week. Then go up by 3-5lbs, and repeat until you're shooting your hunting draw weight. You don't want to start off with a rotator cuff injury. I started with 70lbs and shot three times a week because I could pull it back easily with my right arm. What I ended up with was a sore left shoulder that still hasn't completely gotten back to normal, two years later. I shoot 60lbs for hunting whitetail now.
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Old 12-16-2002, 11:40 AM
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I use 71#, i could pull more comfortably but this is more than enough
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