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Will +/- 185fps kill a whitetail?

Old 05-14-2009, 06:16 PM
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Old 05-14-2009, 06:43 PM
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Too cool! How does it shoot?
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Old 05-14-2009, 06:45 PM
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Looks like a beauty...

Of course it will...I used a 45 pound recurve in the 60s and a Bear Whitetail circa 1975 set on 55 pounds from 1975-1995 or so...

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Old 05-14-2009, 07:05 PM
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It has for thousands of years.
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Old 05-14-2009, 07:26 PM
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Shes a beauty. 185!!, your screamin. What are you going to do with all that power?

Seriously however, I keep all my trad bows at 170-175. They seem to hit same POI when I do that.
 
Old 05-14-2009, 07:38 PM
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Big...I have no idea how fast it is (nor do I care). I was just funnin' around. I did (for S&G's) run my Mohawk LB through a chrono a few weeks back. 173fps. Same poundage, same arrows, so this one is probably somewhere around there.

Will - I've only shot 50 or so arrows through her, but enough to know I like it a lot. My first ever recurve.

I've currently got 2 Mohawk LB's, but one of them has gotta go. No room in the stable!
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Old 05-14-2009, 07:55 PM
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I've killed 4 deer with my Osage stick bow with Flint heads and cedar....

I was getting 180 fps out of it short drawing it at 26 inches...off the knuckle.....

Of course it will kill

Ahole in the vitals with enough penetration...makes the animal bleed....whether its a RAGE head orFlint.....when you make a hole..the animal bleeds...

I'm doing a traditional section to my hunting video in 09 and I'm really pumped about it. 35 years old this year...and getting back to my roots...hard on my shoulders that darn stick bow!
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:01 PM
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Beautiful!!!! Wish I had got back into traditional long ago, don't think I could do it now.
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Old 05-15-2009, 12:44 AM
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Where the heck you been man??? That is beauty of recurve. Hope to see you with a pic of this bow laid across a whitetail this fall. I'm sure you will pull through.
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Old 05-15-2009, 05:36 AM
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Theoretically it will kill one, but with you behind it who knows
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