Author Topic: Over 55-60 pounds for western hunting?  (Read 3744 times)

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Offline Bryce

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Re: Over 55-60 pounds for western hunting?
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2019, 08:32:53 pm »
I wouldn't take a pound under 55 out west, nothing under 50# for whitetails on farmland settings. I've shot quite a few large game critters with bows the last 30 years and have seen lots of "things" happen. What Ive learned is draw all the weight you can comfortably pull. I wouldn't hunt anything with a 40# bow except small game. Yes, I've heard of several people who took big game with 35-40 bows, so I don't need examples cited. I have created dozens of my own by hunting big game.

Exactly. We use no less than 55# over here. After a few years of that I prefer something around the 75-80# range these days. But thatís my personal preference for bull elk and heck even black tail. And my heads went from 135 grains down to 70-90 grains along with a heavier tapered shaft.
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