What draw weight do you hunt with?

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  • April 2, 2010 at 10:49 am #530118 Back to Top REPORT
    varmint
    varmint

    Joined: 6/25/2004
    68# on my Outback

    53# on my Silvertip Longbow [=}=]

    April 2, 2010 at 1:03 pm #530119 Back to Top REPORT
    arnej
    Arne

    Age: 54
    Joined: 5/16/2006
    60# XT with limbs bottomed out at about 62#.

    For the trad bows, about 46# and 54#.

    April 2, 2010 at 1:12 pm #530120 Back to Top REPORT
    drenleg1
    drenleg1

    Age: 40
    Joined: 2/9/2008
    Location: WV
    My answer would have been 70 last year and before but I switched to 61 recently and suspect I’ll never look back to 70 [=}=]
    60lb Reezen 7.0 LH maxed @ 61lbs. Beman ICS Hunter 340 w/blazers, 125 grain Rocket Steelhead, QAD Pro Hunter rest.
    April 3, 2010 at 3:13 am #530121 Back to Top REPORT
    iowaswitchback
    IowaSwitchback

    Joined: 11/26/2005
    Location: Guess!
    70lbs on the SB–Z7,,,65 on my Monster.
    April 3, 2010 at 3:33 am #530122 Back to Top REPORT
    mn5503
    mn5503

    Joined: 2/21/2006
    70. It just feels right.
    April 3, 2010 at 4:28 am #530123 Back to Top REPORT

    Creepingdeath2

    Joined: 3/22/2009
    My hunting bows used to be pretty heav (72-84#).

    Older, had a pinched nerve……….think everything is fixed now, don’t want to risk it again………so am running a SB XT at 68#, will order my recurve to max of 55# at my DL.

    April 3, 2010 at 4:31 am #530124 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

    Age: 71
    Joined: 10/3/2006
    Location: Colorado
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    As you get older, you temper your choices …
    … I only draw what it takes to kill what I want to eat. [-(
    April 3, 2010 at 6:35 am #530125 Back to Top REPORT
    rodjem-2
    Rod&Jem

    Joined: 4/1/2009
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    As you get older, you temper your choices …
    … I only draw what it takes to kill what I want to eat. [-([/quote:it3p5cnj]

    Nicely put…… :thumbup

    April 3, 2010 at 3:03 pm #530126 Back to Top REPORT

    Creepingdeath2

    Joined: 3/22/2009
    I shoot extra # (and heavier arrows) to ensure 2 holes in my critter.

    Nice to have the arrow right in the dirt after pass through too- makes finding them pretty easy ;)

    There is something cool about having shoved 2317′s through deer from 80+# finger shot bows :thumbup

    April 3, 2010 at 4:08 pm #530127 Back to Top REPORT
    rabbit
    Rabbit

    Age: 48
    Joined: 1/23/2007
    Location: Indiana
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    I’m still below 60 but as the shoulder gets better my poundage goes up!
    April 3, 2010 at 4:09 pm #530128 Back to Top REPORT
    kingfisher
    Kingfisher

    Joined: 7/27/2009
    67 with the DXT, pass thru every time.
    April 3, 2010 at 4:20 pm #530129 Back to Top REPORT
    jeff-k-in-il
    Jeff K in IL

    Age: 26
    Joined: 11/1/2005
    55-59 lbs, its so much more comfortable! :thumbup
    April 3, 2010 at 4:30 pm #530130 Back to Top REPORT
    gbbl-gbl
    GBBL GBL

    Joined: 11/26/2004
    60# limbs maxed…..so 61-64# depending on the bow. [=}=]
    April 3, 2010 at 7:23 pm #530131 Back to Top REPORT
    killabuck
    killabuck

    Age: 62
    Joined: 2/16/2008

    As you get older, you temper your choices …
    … I only draw what it takes to kill what I want to eat. [-([/quote:2t5qm2rw]

    Nicely put…… :thumbup[/quote:2t5qm2rw]

    Couldn’t agree more. Cranked my 70# DXT down to 60# when I experienced shoulder problems. I like the easier draw — especially in cold weather.

    April 3, 2010 at 7:55 pm #530132 Back to Top REPORT

    Creepingdeath2

    Joined: 3/22/2009
    With my previous shoulder issue, mass weight was more of a problem in compounds, than draw weight.
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