Technical Find or ask for all the information on setting up, tuning, and shooting your bow. If it's the technical side of archery, you'll find it here.

bow poundage

Old 08-03-2007, 08:50 AM
  #1  
Spike
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location:
Posts: 89
Default bow poundage

I have my bow set on 70 but am considering lowering it to 65. I am curious what others have theirs set on. Is it a bad idea to lower it if I can help it?
mufan is offline  
Old 08-03-2007, 08:59 AM
  #2  
Boone & Crockett
 
The Rev's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Burleson Texas
Posts: 12,560
Default RE: bow poundage

ORIGINAL: mufan

I have my bow set on 70 but am considering lowering it to 65. I am curious what others have theirs set on. Is it a bad idea to lower it if I can help it?
You can back it off some and it should be okay. You are not loosing much, to be at your correct weight. I shoot 70 but I am going to get some 60# limbs soon ( Just because I am almost 60 ). There is nothing in the North America that you need a 70 # bow.
Backing off should be fine, just make sure you you do each limb the same. And check the till when you are finished.
The Rev is offline  
Old 08-03-2007, 07:14 PM
  #3  
Nontypical Buck
 
davepjr71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Balt, MD (orig: J-town,PA) The bowels of Hell!!!
Posts: 2,188
Default RE: bow poundage

Bows perform better at their max poundage.However, there's nothing wrong with backing it down if you want to a more comfortable draw weight.
davepjr71 is offline  
Old 08-04-2007, 06:37 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location:
Posts: 2,413
Default RE: bow poundage

Ideally your draw weight should be set where it best matches your arrow's dynamic spine. You won't see much difference with field tips, but broadheads might be another story.
Straightarrow is offline  
Old 08-04-2007, 07:12 AM
  #5  
 
Redneck Bowhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location:
Posts: 1,020
Default RE: bow poundage

I guess your name isn't Straightarrow for nothing, eh. You seem to be very knowledgable on them.
Redneck Bowhunter is offline  
Old 08-04-2007, 07:18 AM
  #6  
Giant Nontypical
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 9,175
Default RE: bow poundage

Go right ahead and back off to 65 pounds, play with the draw weight and find the best setting for your arrows and get the tiller set to fit you. If you've been shooting with the limb bolts tightened all the way down, you'll likely wind up feeling like you've bought a new bow.
Arthur P is offline  
Old 08-04-2007, 07:49 AM
  #7  
Nontypical Buck
 
BGfisher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Middletown PA United States
Posts: 3,625
Default RE: bow poundage

Without trying to sound like a smart elack, what purpose do you think limb bolts are on a bow for?

AND, what the other guys have said.
BGfisher is offline  
Old 08-04-2007, 07:44 PM
  #8  
Typical Buck
 
ArrowMike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: NW Illinois
Posts: 697
Default RE: bow poundage

You should shoot what feels good to you. 65 lbs is more then you need.
ArrowMike is offline  
Old 08-04-2007, 08:14 PM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Independence, MO
Posts: 23
Default RE: bow poundage

I shoot 55 pounds but I am trying to shoot whitetail deer I guess it kind of depends on what your shooting but letting it off about five pounds shouldn't affect anything. I heard that even shooting a deer with 50 pounds is fine. Best of luck!
bghunter7 is offline  
Old 08-04-2007, 09:14 PM
  #10  
 
MDBUCKHUNTER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,116
Default RE: bow poundage

ORIGINAL: Straightarrow

Ideally your draw weight should be set where it best matches your arrow's dynamic spine. You won't see much difference with field tips, but broadheads might be another story.
I will respectfully disagree. I believe ideally your draw weight should be set to where you are the most comfortable drawing and holding. Then you building your setup from there including purchasing an arrow that has the proper spine, etc.
MDBUCKHUNTER is offline  

Quick Reply: bow poundage


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.