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Offline bugfixer

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Re: Draw weights..
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2009, 08:58:23 PM »
I draw 60#. I can draw that weight all day long, so it lets me practice longer. My arrows are still right around 290+ ft/sec. I have a 31.5" draw length.

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Re: Draw weights..
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2009, 09:08:49 AM »
65 # works for me. I draw 27 1/2" and it feels good.......
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Re: Draw weights..
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2009, 11:46:30 AM »
My hunting bow was set at 52# when I shot my first bow harvest at 22 yards and I got a clean pass through, double lung shot. So I am definitely comfortable with knowing that weight will suffice.

This season, my hunting bow is set at 58# and my 3-D bow is maxed out at 52#. They are identical bows, tweaked a little differently-but both pull comfortably. I use Easton Epics hunting arrows with G2 Montec broadheads and Carbon Express L2 arrows with 100 grain nibs/field points for 3-D. I am contemplating switching to Easton Axis arrows.

I think most important is being comfortable and confident with your draw weight. And knowing that in any type weather and conditions you will be capable of pulling that weight. I have also found that 55 pounds on one bow can feel totally different on another, due the cam set-up, back wall, and let-off combination of each individual bow.

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Re: Draw weights..
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2009, 12:36:09 PM »
I shoot at 70# and have ever since I got my new Matthews, it has a 80% let off.   %^$^

The reason I shoot that weight isn't because of pass through but for accuracy. After speaking with a few bow expects and a engineer friend of mine years ago, I decided too shoot the peak weight of any of my bows. They told me something about reducing a golf swing to 80% isn't as accurate as using the same club at 100% each time.  ???

 I didn't pay much attention at the time but now I wish I had. Anyway all I really took from it was to shoot the max of the bow and since I can comfortably shoot the 70# which is then reduced to 14 pounds after it breaks.  I'm only 47 and have no shoulder or back problems, I was a swimmer and a distance runner in school. I didn't get beat up as bad as my Football buddies.  @--0--0102
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Re: Draw weights..
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2009, 01:39:54 PM »
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Re: Draw weights..
« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2009, 10:42:46 AM »
I shoot at 64#.  I bought my first bow last year & went with the 60-70 lbs bow.  I probably should have just bought the  50-60lbs & maxed it out.  That's plenty for whitetail dear.
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Re: Draw weights..
« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2009, 01:25:05 PM »
i have an old cougar bow when i got it was set at a little over 60# with a 31 in. 2117 arrow and a 3 blade satellite  i shoot  314 fps no problem as of now get good pass troughs and good penetration if i hit a shoulder
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Re: Draw weights..
« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2009, 01:48:28 PM »
I keep mine at 70 pounds it seems to keep my arrow pretty flat
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Re: Draw weights..
« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2009, 01:50:24 PM »
On my deer hunting rig (KateraXL) I am shoot 64 pounds.  70 was just too much to do when it was cold and I have been sitting for hours.  On my turkey rig (AMax32) I am pulling about 61 pounds.  I got that bow to max out at 60 because I really don't need all that much to punch a hole in a turkey.  My target bow (ProTec) I currently have set about 53 pounds.  That is set there because at that weight I can pretty much shoot all day if needed.
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Re: Draw weights..
« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2009, 05:02:01 PM »
I have mine set at 60#.

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Re: Draw weights..
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2009, 03:26:36 PM »
I have my mathews set at 65#. When I was younger I always had my bow maxed out. Now that I'm a tad older and wiser I know that was just over kill. I'm sure I will be dropping the weight some more in a couple of years.
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Re: Draw weights..
« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2009, 09:09:31 PM »
MY Hoyt A-MAX 32 is set at 71lbs and is just fine for me.
I like the flat flight it gives me and makes shooting long distances a lot easier.
I have a PSE Rouge X set at 61lbs but the flat flight just isn't there.
I use both bows and in early part of the bow season I will be using the A-MAX 32 but if the cold weather sets in and I need to go to a lighter pull than the Rouge X will be in the stand with me.
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Re: Draw weights..
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2009, 09:48:56 PM »
I just got my A Max32 I've still got it at 70# I'll back it off to 65# before the season. That's what I've got my vectrex at is 65# have no problem with either # for an old geezer
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Re: Draw weights..
« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2009, 09:37:08 PM »
Because of shoulder surgery I can draw a load more than I can let down.  Therefore, I typically set my bows in the low 50's.  Properly tuned bow, quality arrows, razor sharp broadheads and shot placement are musts when shooting light poundage.  Also, look at heavier arrows...they penetrate better than lighter arrows.  I've shot through all but one deer with my setups over the years.  The one I didn't shoot through was a spine shot and he dropped in his tracks.  Still, it broke through the spine and entered his chest cavity an inch or two.
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Re: Draw weights..
« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2009, 05:08:20 PM »
66 lbs, I was @ 63 with my X tec but when they set my new Katera, they set it @ 63 and seemed why too easy. I shoot all year around so I can be confident in me and my shot.

 

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