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Old 06-29-2004, 03:59 PM
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Does anyone hunt with 60lb draw weight or less? If so what kind of penetration are you getting and with what arrow broadhead combo?
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Old 06-29-2004, 04:06 PM
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59 or 60 lbs. Cx 300s with 85gr Steelforce broadheads. Complete pass through at 30yds last year on whitetail. Going with 100gr heads this year and I would'nt be afraid to shoot any big game with this poundage.
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Old 06-29-2004, 05:43 PM
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Rochelle 60lb. more than enough, i got my first deer with a 53lb. recurve with bear razor heads i believe around 145 grs. pass thru and found the arrow about 35-40 yards beyond were i hit the deer. good luck and good hunting rich
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Old 06-29-2004, 06:12 PM
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60 lbs at 28 inches , 3 deer last year , 3 passthru's , last year I used vortex minimags 2" mecanical 2 blade broadheads , and ce terminator arrows , at around 455 grains , this year the only thing Im changeing is going to a lighter arrow , beman matrix , at around 400 grains .
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Old 06-29-2004, 11:18 PM
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why would you wonder about 60# unless hunting for elk????
my boy uses a micro midas 3 at 30# and passed through a 100# deer and cut the top of the heart....Quartering towards us. 60# is a great weight when it is 10 degrees on the stand.
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Old 06-29-2004, 11:43 PM
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I hunt elk with a 60# Mathews MQ-32 shooting Bemans ICSH carbons with fixed blade broadheads. This is more than adequate as long as the shot placement is good.

Even though my brother and I shoot identical arrows, I have higher arrow speed (and therefor greater energy) with my 60# bow than he does with his older generation 70# bow.
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Old 06-30-2004, 05:40 AM
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why would you wonder about 60# unless hunting for elk????
I shot my first elk with a 47 lb recurve. It lived about 6 seconds after the hit.
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Old 06-30-2004, 01:27 PM
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I have a 60 lb peak weight bow that am considering hunting with. Penetration is obviously not as good as my 70 pounders but it is still very good. I do not think I would hesitate hunting with it though my choice of expandables would be a bit restricted.
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Old 06-30-2004, 02:01 PM
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I do not think I would hesitate hunting with it though my choice of expandables would be a bit restricted.
Frank, curious what you feel the cutting diameter limit you'd feel comfortable with at 60#.

I hunted with 70# and 70'#s of ke last year, drove a 1.5" cut rocket through a doe and deep into the tundra on the other side

I've been shooting my bow at 65#, but am contemplating going down to 60#. Just a tad more noise and a bit less trajectory, but it's sooooo easy to draw it isn't funny. I need to chrono it, but I'm confident it will be putting out around 60'#s of ke, probably still plenty to use the 1.5" cut rockets. Probably just not as deep into the dirt
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Old 06-30-2004, 05:45 PM
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Don't hesitate a second about using a 60 lb. bow. Back in the 70's and 80's I shot 60 lbs. using fingers and had many complete passthroughs on these Illinois deer.....bucks and does. At the time I was shooting Satellites and Rocky Mountain Razors at 125 grains..........no problem.
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