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Old 02-18-2008, 02:37 PM
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I'm getting ready to drop my draw weight from 62#'s to 55#'s. I hunted all season at 66#'s.

Question is.....have any of you who have done this experienced anything I ought to know about?

You'd think.....top of your head.....there wouldn't be any negative effects. But.....I'm not naive. I can imagine some people shoot better at higher poundages (for varying reasons) to a point.

Anyone have any experience in this?
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Old 02-18-2008, 02:38 PM
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Yep.

The first time you draw you're gonna try to pull the draw stop through the limb.
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Old 02-18-2008, 02:42 PM
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It will be easier to draw back!

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Old 02-18-2008, 02:54 PM
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Actually I have found that with lower draw weights I catch myself creeping more. Since the muscles don't have to be as "tense" to hold the weight I think I relax too much and creep into the valley. This is as much a mental focus thing as it is a physical thing, but I know it happens more at lower weight.

With that 82nd it might take off on you if you creep into the valley.
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:02 PM
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Now I'm scared.[&:]
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:04 PM
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Your arrows wont goso far on a pass thru.
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:05 PM
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This is only for targets. I'll hunt at 62#'s......or whatever the 60# limbs max out at.
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:05 PM
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Jeff, I have to ask.......Why lower your draw weight? Is it a 3D rulething, injury, fatigue?

Seems to me that it makes more sense to practice at the weight you're gonna hunt at. I must admit though, I don't soot 3D (or any type of competition) so if it has something to do with rules I digress.
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:15 PM
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I've never hunted/shot over 64lbs. I injured my shoulder in college and 70 is still tough to draw for me.
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:32 PM
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Only thing you have to worry about Jeff is holding weight. I know I shoot my best shots with a bow at 16-17lbs of holding weight because this holding weight forces me to engage tension in my back to hold the shot, yet isn't so much as to fatigue me. You would need roughly 69% letoff to get this holding weight out of 55lbs. 69% letoff on a binary like your Airborne is going to make the valley even smaller than the 80% they come setup at from the factory.........lol.
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