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Discussion in 'Bow Hunting Forum' started by SuperNova, Apr 27, 2004.
In my younger wild years I shot 85#. Now that I only hunt and with a new bow, I shoot 72#
18 years ago when I started bowhunting I shot 76 pounds with aluminum arrows @ 245 ft per second. Hottest thing going was about 280. Now I shoot a 61 pound Unicam with Gold tips at 285 and its not even close to as fast as it could be. Matter of fact my son (14 years old) shoots a 48 pound compound with gold tips and 100 grain broadhead at 248. Hows that for a change in bow technology?
"Hows that for a change in bow technology?"
Yup, I remember back in the day (12 or so years ago) that I had a longer than needed draw length, pulling maximum poundage with NO let off, over a 6" overdraw, with 22" arrows........and all I was getting was 160 or so fps!! Now that was FAST!! Boy was I COOL!!
My how the times have changed.....
60 or 61 pounds....it depends on who's scale I'm using.
With the technology of today's bows you don't need to shoot much poundage. I've seen a 58# single cam bow shoot a carbon arrow with an 85gr. tip at 292 f.p.s. and that's plenty.
Good hunting, Bowhunter57
65 lbs on my PSE Nova
I shoot 55lbs out of my PSE and it does just fine for deer and pass throughs........ Quite a few years ago I had another PSE that was set for 70lbs. It cost me the buck of a life time!!!!! It was the peak of the rut and I was in my stand early it was very cold seeing good deer movment all morning but no bucks. Then about noon I seen a big bodied deer heading my way. I stood up and got ready as it was nearing, it was a monster...... When it went behind a blow down I went to draw and couldnt......... No matter how hard I tried I could'nt get it and let the buck pass within 15 yards with no shot!!! The next day I got a new bow with a lesser draw weight but never saw that buck again. Now all summer and early fall I could pull that bow easy. But after spending a very cold morning in the tree my muscles stiffened and weakend......... So to anyone that hunts the northern states I would recomend leaving the he-man attitude at home and shoot a poundage that you can pull under any cercumstance! JMO
60 is all you need.............Ted shoots 53..................alot has to do with what bow you shoot.
70ish for me..........been shooting 70 since '86 or '87.........
I shoot a recurve.
The one I have now pulls 58lb at 29 1/4 inches which is my draw.
I lost a 65lb plus bow in a fire and some day I'd like to replace it with a 70lb.