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Old 11-23-2007, 06:48 PM
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Default Will a 60lb do the Job??

I'm looking at bows and found some used ones,but the best priced one is a 50-60lb. Would that do to kill big animals( Deer,and maybe an Elk one day) I know shot placement kills,not speed. Just wanted a 60-70 to bump it up past 60 though. Thanks David
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Old 11-23-2007, 07:03 PM
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I shoot a 58 pound bowtech 543 grain arrow at 250 FPS, will kill anything in North America.
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Old 11-23-2007, 07:23 PM
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I have two 61 lb. bows; and am going Bison hunting in January. Not the least bit concerned.
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Old 11-24-2007, 11:11 AM
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I'm currently shooting around 54 lbs (245 FPS) and I've never had any issues. This year I took my deer (a fairly large bodied whitetail buck) at 35 yards with a complete pass through...

Used to shoot closer to 70lb but some old sports injuries to my shoulders started acting up - so I backed it off and have never looked back.
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Old 11-24-2007, 12:48 PM
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It did a number on my elk this year , 62 pounds , 28 inch draw , 525 grain arrow , g5 strikers , he went 40 yards and fell in sight after a complete passthru
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Old 11-24-2007, 02:22 PM
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I'm on the same page as everyone else..... 60 pounds is more than enough bow.
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Old 11-24-2007, 02:58 PM
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Ive gone from 80, down to 70, down to 60, back to 70, and next year I'm going back down to 60. Dont need anything more.
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Old 11-25-2007, 05:17 AM
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"THANK YOU" all so much for the replys,I"m sold on it. May even save my shoulder so I can shoot longer too! Also never killed a deer and always heard that when you draw back on one the excitement makes it hard to pull back what you thought you could do with a breeze when not shooting at a deer! Thanks again,David
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Old 11-25-2007, 06:55 AM
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60# Bows will more than Git-R-Done!My Wife shot a Doe last year with her 40# Equalizer and got a Pass throughMy 60# Allegiance is producing over 68# KE plenty of power to spare

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Old 11-25-2007, 08:07 AM
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60Lbs bows are all I buy. I have never had a problem with penetration. If you can’t take down critters with it, it’s not the bows poundage that’s the problem.
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