Average 3d bow draw weight

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This topic contains 32 replies, has 23 contributors, and was last updated by bowtie1201 bowtie1201 7 years, 8 months ago.

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  • March 25, 2008 at 4:25 am #518967 Back to Top REPORT

    Age: 72
    Joined: 10/3/2006
    Location: Colorado
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    Prestige 60#, 331 gr arrow, 298 fps.

    …got to think serious about lowering draw weight to 55# ](*,)

    March 25, 2008 at 4:46 am #518968 Back to Top REPORT


    Joined: 1/21/2008
    Thanks guys. Like many others on here Ive been having dreams of a black DLD dancing in my head, I have been wanting a target and 3d bow for a couple years now. Looks like I might be able to make it happen by the end of April. So Hopefully I will be ordering an all black 60lb DLD in the near future. I would love an Apex-7 but just cant swing that amount of cash for a bare bow yet, my dealer says the Mathews rep told him the DLD has been their best selling bow this year, any truth to that? I have shot one set to 66lbs and yes they are SWEET. All these pics of jaw dropping bows you guys have been posting lately do not help my bank account either :^O . Thanks again for the info guys.
    March 25, 2008 at 12:37 pm #518969 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 11/16/2004
    For release bows I shoot between 56-60#

    For finger bows I shoot between 60-65# as I like more weight on my fingers at full draw.

    My days of shooting 70#+ are over

    April 3, 2008 at 11:12 pm #518970 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 5/24/2004
    Conquest 4 , 60lbs.
    Terry Jr.
    April 4, 2008 at 12:05 am #518971 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 11/17/2007
    Location: Ontario
    I use my hunting rig for 3D shootin… set at 70# :thumbup

    My 3D bow (sold it) was set at 62#

    April 4, 2008 at 8:45 pm #518972 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 2/5/2005
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    60#Xt set to about 54#
    How are you living your Dash?
    April 9, 2008 at 12:02 am #518973 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I am shooting a PSE at 62 now, just ordered a new Drenalin LD. I will set it at 62 also.
    April 9, 2008 at 12:13 am #518974 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 4/7/2008
    53 if I shoot fingers

    61 with the S2

    April 9, 2008 at 12:59 am #518975 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I shoot a 60# Mission Journey maxed out to 62# for 3-D.
    April 9, 2008 at 1:02 am #518976 Back to Top REPORT

    dan flood

    Joined: 1/18/2005
    60#s Prestige.
    April 9, 2008 at 1:25 am #518977 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 8/4/2004
    60. :-B
    April 9, 2008 at 1:52 am #518978 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I go with 55-60 pounds depending on what weight arrows IM shooting!!
    May 30, 2008 at 5:41 am #518979 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 5/24/2004
    60# for my DLD.
    May 30, 2008 at 7:41 am #518980 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 1/18/2006
    72# with the XT and 70# with the S2 [=}=]
    May 30, 2008 at 2:46 pm #518981 Back to Top REPORT

    Age: 72
    Joined: 10/3/2006
    Location: Colorado
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    Go with what you are most comfortable with … hold steadiest with, and execute the shot best with. You can always find/build an arrow near 5 gr/lb and maintain whatever speed; 50 lb shooting 250 gr, 60 lb shooting 300 gr, or 70 lb shooting 350 grain are all about the same speed.

    I worry more about what my arrow can do for me than just go fast. We talk about bows being forgiving, but frankly a lot of the forgiveness is in the arrow, too. Finding an arrow length and point weight that works best with your comfortable draw weight, a combination of fletching and FOC that gives rapid stabilization to pick up those 8 – 15 yd 12-rings on the small critters, and enough wind drift resistance to stay in the 10-ring at 45 – 55 yds will surprizingly pickup more points than a low FOC shaft that is 10 – 15 fps faster but hasn’t stabilized at close range and drifts in the wind like a pillow feather, IMHO [=}=]

    I’m shooting my Prestige at 60# 29″ with a Victory VX22 HV 90 gr point 316 gr total wt, 302 fps. I’m not totally happy with the current 9.25% FOC, so I’m in the process of changing point weight to 110 grains for 12% FOC, and 293 fps. I figure that the 9 fps difference isn’t going to cost me any points under 40 yds, and could pick up some points at 40 – 60 yds on windy days. Plus, at 29″ AMO length 12% FOC, the VX22 HV spines perfect for my setup (FWIW, I spine tested them at .399 +- .017, although they are listed at .350).

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