before I vote what poundage are you drawing now and have you ever had any problems with it ? If you can handle the 70 go for it so far I doubt any deer has been impressed with what the poundage or speed is .. I know it might be different with 3d or long range targets but I really think you are the only one that can answer this question .. For what its worth I have a 60 and never even thought about a 70 .
Yeah, I know – but I want to leave the bow maxed for optimun tuining andperformance.
You’re absolutely right, for resisting that temptation. I cranked my 70# SB down to 60# in order to meet the restrictions at some of the shoots here, and simply got used to it. Then when I mounted a new string I set it back up at 70#, and wow, what a difference. Much faster, much more solid feel. And the arrow flight trajectory is a whole lot flatter. I’m never going back.
So yes, if you’re gonna shoot 60# get the 60# bow!
Dan, the only thing your giving up is KE, your speed stays the same. Let’s say @ 60lbs with 300gr. arrow your pushing 280fps. @ 70 your still pushing 280fps but you have more KE because of a 350gr. arrow. You have to ask yourself, do I need that much KE? most of the times not, IMHO. I would get the bow in 50/60 and buy a second set of limbs for hunting season if you felt the need for more KE.