How many pounds

Discussion in 'Bow Hunting Forum' started by SuperNova, Apr 27, 2004.

What do you pull?

  1. 40-50 lbs

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  2. 50-60 lbs

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  3. 60-70 lbs

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  4. 70-80 lbs

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  5. 80-90 lbs

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  6. 90-100 lbs

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  1. Byrdhunter1

    Byrdhunter1 Elite Refuge Member

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    In my younger wild years I shot 85#. Now that I only hunt and with a new bow, I shoot 72#
     
  2. duckmedic

    duckmedic Senior Refuge Member

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    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?:confused:
     
  3. misfire

    misfire Senior Refuge Member

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    "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!!:cool: :p

    My how the times have changed.....:tu
     
  4. Bowhunter57

    Bowhunter57 Senior Refuge Member

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    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. :tu

    Good hunting, Bowhunter57
     
  5. Dove Commander

    Dove Commander Elite Refuge Member

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    65 lbs on my PSE Nova
     
  6. Turnkey

    Turnkey Elite Refuge Member

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  7. Ruff

    Ruff Elite Refuge Member

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    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
     
  8. ARMallardSlayer

    ARMallardSlayer Elite Refuge Member

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    60 is all you need.............Ted shoots 53..................alot has to do with what bow you shoot.
     
  9. ARMallardSlayer

    ARMallardSlayer Elite Refuge Member

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    70ish for me..........been shooting 70 since '86 or '87.........
     
  10. Jeffer

    Jeffer Elite Refuge Member

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    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.

    Jeffer
     

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