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I have a 70lb Chill (which I love BTW!) and it is my 2nd bow. My first bow was a Heli I sold due to shoulder issues in my bow arm. (pre-existing, old injury) The Heli was too jumpy for me and hurt my shoulder a couple of times getting away from me and me trying to wrangle it back to full draw. I don't have the issue with the chill. My question is that I shoot (in the case of the Heli shot) at about ~62 lbs. I'm slowly working up to about 65 - but I'm not sure if I'll ever consistently draw 70 - it is too much wear and tear on the shoulder and really limits the number of arrows I can shoot in a session. So my question is - is there a reason to consider moving down to the 65 or 60 pound limbs? The dealers (I purchased each bow from a different Mathews dealer) seem to primarily stock mostly the 70lb variants although both stated they could order the lighter limbs - just that it was unnecessary as the lighter weighs didn't gain anything at the top side, and were only useful to allow you to turn down further on the low side. Is this accurate, or is there a reason to shoot 65 or 60lb limbs (if shooting on the top side of the weight range) vs. turning down the 70s? The rational at time of purchase was that I could always turn the bows up to 70lbs if I wanted to and was losing nothing by shooting under since I didn’t need to go less than 10lbs down. I just want to make sure that the bow is optimally setup. If I’m only ever going to pull 65 I’m wondering if the bow will run better with limbs maxed out, vs. with heavier limbs with limb bolts turned out. Just curious - thanks! -Calvin
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