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What Bow Weight Do You Use?

Old 12-14-2002, 02:24 PM
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I am just curious to see what weight you use? And to find out how much I should use. What is the least amount you could use to to kill a deer.

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Old 12-14-2002, 02:44 PM
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I often have several bows and they are all set the same. Enough to kill anything on this continent, be it rubber or flesh. 60#

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Old 12-14-2002, 04:31 PM
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I keep mine between 65 and 70, but you don't really need that much normally.

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Old 12-14-2002, 04:41 PM
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I got it set at 62lbs
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Old 12-14-2002, 04:59 PM
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Currently I have my bow set at 63. I assume you are a young hunter, and when I started 4 years ago I shot 45. I took a buck that year, arrow didn't pass through, but lodged in the opposite shoulder. Enough to take him down in less than 50 yards. I would say not to go lower than 45, and shot placement is critical.

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Old 12-14-2002, 05:00 PM
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I bought my bow this summer set at 70 and left it.
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Old 12-14-2002, 05:32 PM
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Yeah I am only 15 years old and just want to get started bow hunting.

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Old 12-14-2002, 05:32 PM
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I have my FX set at 67#. Mainly because I want the extra punch for elk and I don't want to tinker with my draw weight when switching between deer and elk.

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Old 12-14-2002, 05:38 PM
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64# for ptarmigan to moose.
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Old 12-14-2002, 05:59 PM
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both of my bows are set at 66#. in Il. you have to pull a minum 0f 40# but i would not shoot farther than 15 to 20 yards

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