Poll what draw weight do you hunt with?

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Poll what draw weight do you hunt with?

Postby ToddRvs » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:23 am

What draw weight do you use to hunt deer
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RE: Poll what draw weight do you hunt with?

Postby extroverted » Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:16 am

since you use a traditional bow you might also want to ask what type of bow.

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RE: Poll what draw weight do you hunt with?

Postby ajkrem22 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:43 am

When I got the poundage checked at my local pro shop he said bow was set at 73lbs. Not sure why because advertised weights are 60-70lbs. Wouldn't mind getting a new bow that you can bump to 80 pounds. I am a pretty big guy and have lifted weights all my life so 73lbs is a pretty easy pull even in cold weather.
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RE: Poll what draw weight do you hunt with?

Postby ToddRvs » Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:54 pm

ORIGINAL: extroverted

since you use a traditional bow you might also want to ask what type of bow.



Well since you asked I use a self bow made of Osage Orange and bamboo backed it was my second attempt at making a bow. The first bow was made of hickory and I took off to much tiller and ruined it. My bow is 61 inches long and is rated at 41 pounds with a 28 inch draw length, I draw closer to 29 inches so I think it is really closer to 45 or 46 pounds.
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RE: Poll what draw weight do you hunt with?

Postby scottflesher » Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:54 pm

I shoot 65lbs, Reflex Express.

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RE: Poll what draw weight do you hunt with?

Postby tjmeyers » Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:26 pm

I pull about 53 lbs on a Forge SRX. It gets the job done. Increased poundage only generates noise and I risk destroying my shoulder.
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