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Old 03-05-2008, 10:21 AM
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What poundage is everyone using for 3-D shoots - I am looking at possibility of getting another bow - and prob going to shoot around 58lbs
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:28 AM
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I'll be shooting my new bow at around 63#'s. My setup is strictly the product of the regs I'm gonna face in fps rule.If there were no fps rule....I'd shoot 5gpp and let 'er rip. As it is...I'll be shooting almost 6gpp.

Should be a good flyer, though.
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:01 AM
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im currently setting at 65lbs
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:18 AM
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Between 59lbs and 65. I tune the bow so that I have around 16-17lbs of holding weight, different bows hit that at different peak weights. Once I've found what I need, I adjust the arrow accordingly. I think I'm going to end up around 62lbs on my next 3D bow, and last year I shot 63lbs.
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:08 PM
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65# for me.........and in reality there should be a sweet spot for holding weight vs the mass weight and weight distribution of your bow.
In other words you can have too heavy of a bow and not enough holding weight to keep it on target.
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:10 PM
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64lbs for me...
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Old 03-05-2008, 06:02 PM
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57# for target and 61# for hunting.
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:09 PM
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my setup is rigth aroind 60 pounds
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Old 03-06-2008, 04:28 PM
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I used to shoot high 60's, but with the advent of lighter arrows and faster bows I've had mine set at about 53# the last couple years. At 27" draw my Slayer was doing 299 fps and my Pantera was doing 287 fps (perfect for ASA) and I don't need more speed than that.

Now, due to health problems I had to back down to around 35# and my new FireCat is still shooting around 250 fps or so, and at a 26" draw

It's really been nice really. The heavier the draw weight, the heavier the arrow. All this means more kinetic energy and penetration, which means more gut busting pulling arrows out of those stupid McKenzies. I don't have that problem.
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Old 03-08-2008, 12:49 PM
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62-63 ish
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