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  • November 3, 2008 at 9:38 pm #522547 Back to Top REPORT
    machinegun74
    machinegun74

    Joined: 7/26/2005

    I voted no.I truly feel that I would not be able to draw it back after sitting still in my tree stand for 6 hours in 30 degree weather.And if I did I would probably need to “sky” the bow on draw anyway.Think about this too,if you had 80# draw and had an 80% let-off cam,Then what you would be holding at full draw would be fairly unmanageable too.JMHO [=}=]

    Not for everyone ;) :D[/quote:4lgnl6sm]

    I decided after thinking about it, the older Q bows turned down to 60lbs felt like the Switchback/Outback at 70lbs side by side. So an 80lb should feel today like a 70lb Straightline Cam’d bow or so it should stand to reason right.

    November 3, 2008 at 9:54 pm #522548 Back to Top REPORT
    bigeves34
    BigEves34

    Joined: 8/29/2005

    I voted no.I truly feel that I would not be able to draw it back after sitting still in my tree stand for 6 hours in 30 degree weather.And if I did I would probably need to “sky” the bow on draw anyway.Think about this too,if you had 80# draw and had an 80% let-off cam,Then what you would be holding at full draw would be fairly unmanageable too.JMHO [=}=]

    Not for everyone ;) :D[/quote:18i0q8yz]

    I decided after thinking about it, the older Q bows turned down to 60lbs felt like the Switchback/Outback at 70lbs side by side. So an 80lb should feel today like a 70lb Straightline Cam’d bow or so it should stand to reason right.[/quote:18i0q8yz]

    I like your reasoning!!! :^O :^O :^O :^O :^O

    November 3, 2008 at 10:02 pm #522549 Back to Top REPORT
    spo
    spo

    Joined: 12/12/2004
    yes I use to have a high country
    November 3, 2008 at 10:20 pm #522550 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

    Joined: 11/14/2007
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    I know just because you can is the answer for having an 80# bow. I have had the question thrown at me in several hunting camps why at my age I shoot 70# and not a 60#. I can comfortably do it and I get better pentration and confidence when I do shoot an animal or tree. :oops:

    But the only time I have seen anyone benefit from more than 70# is on something really big like the African dangerous five hunts. North America just does have a need for this sort of KE. Just my .02 :redxpoke

    November 4, 2008 at 1:59 am #522551 Back to Top REPORT
    redneck0372
    redneck0372

    Joined: 1/13/2008
    with the big elk 900 to 1200 lb bulls and 600 to 900 lb cows we got around here yeah i might go for 80lbs
    November 4, 2008 at 5:37 am #522552 Back to Top REPORT
    s2deerslayer
    S2Deerslayer

    Joined: 1/6/2008
    Nope. Don’t have any use for them. 70 does everything (and more) than I need.. :thumbup

    I totally agee. 110%. Blew right through a deer at 20 yards with no problems. Shooting 68# on a 29 inch draw with a 390 grain arrow. No need for 80# limbs for me.

    November 4, 2008 at 9:51 am #522553 Back to Top REPORT
    vtmtnman
    vtmtnman

    Joined: 5/8/2008
    I want a set on my new bow if I was buying one. [=}=]
    November 4, 2008 at 10:22 am #522554 Back to Top REPORT
    kill-em-all
    KILL EM ALL

    Joined: 1/18/2006
    I would just to have one
    But I really dont think there is a need for them unless you are going after some real BIG game.
    But non tghe less I would like to have the option to have one [=}=]
    November 4, 2008 at 8:09 pm #522555 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

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    with the big elk 900 to 1200 lb bulls and 600 to 900 lb cows we got around here yeah i might go for 80lbs

    My experience is 70# is enough.

    I had more than one pass thru on a 1400 + pound bull wood bison using my Switchback set at 69# and the arrows at 425 grains. Went thru the boiler room at 30 yards. Now that’s a big game animal for North America and 70# was enough bow.

    November 4, 2008 at 10:54 pm #522556 Back to Top REPORT
    spo
    spo

    Joined: 12/12/2004
    Yes
    November 4, 2008 at 11:30 pm #522557 Back to Top REPORT
    lane
    Lane

    Joined: 7/9/2005
    No…just not needed! :thumbup
    November 5, 2008 at 4:19 pm #522558 Back to Top REPORT
    chukar8
    chukar8

    Joined: 7/10/2007
    It seems like everyone wants faster more powerful bows these days, did people forget the importance of accuracy, IMO we need less power and more practice when that bow becomes a part of you through practice and fine tuning nothing can make you/bow more lethal.
    November 6, 2008 at 3:51 pm #522559 Back to Top REPORT
    bigeves34
    BigEves34

    Joined: 8/29/2005
    It seems like everyone wants faster more powerful bows these days, did people forget the importance of accuracy, IMO we need less power and more practice when that bow becomes a part of you through practice and fine tuning nothing can make you/bow more lethal.

    How about more power with the same amount of practice? [=}=]

    November 6, 2008 at 11:43 pm #522560 Back to Top REPORT
    chrud
    Chrud

    Joined: 7/12/2004
    As fast and efficient as Mathews bows are, I don’t think there is a need for an 80 pound draw weight bow.
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