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Old 11-04-2002, 10:33 AM
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What poundage does every one shoot? I have a Martin Hunter 60# ...I`m over bowed to start out .Need info on what poundage to take elk with hopefully for next yr.w/ what arrow como and rest ? off the shelf or a rubber rest?Thanks & good day >>>>>----->
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Old 11-04-2002, 01:12 PM
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First, if you're overbowed, yet you still want a bow that'll harvest Elk cleanly, try something from 50-55# at your draw, shoot a heavy arrow and get close.

My bows range from 40# to 54#.

Make em sharp and shoot em straight, or leave em home.
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Old 11-04-2002, 02:54 PM
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Depending on what I'm shooting/hunting...anything from low 40's to mid-60's.

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Old 11-04-2002, 05:59 PM
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I shoot 58#@28" for everything.
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Old 11-04-2002, 06:05 PM
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60-72lbs depending on the bow I am shooting but my main bows are are 60 and 64lbs at 28"es. Eventually I'll be at 70, but figure it may take a few months/years before I really feel I can make the jump comfortably!
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Old 11-04-2002, 07:57 PM
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My primary bows draw 61# and 66# at my draw length (30.5&quot. I did have a little recurve that was only a little over 40# that was the best flu-flu bow I ever shot (hate I got rid of it), and I still own one that I pull well over 100# on ([email protected], stacks like the devil after 28&quot.

If 50# is what you are comfortable and accurate with, go with that. An arrow through both lungs with 50# is much better than a miss or wound with 100#. Just know your limitations, and stick with them. Good luck!


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