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BlackTimber

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are you guys shooting? I shoot 65# year round except for hunting. I then bump it up to 70#.
 

ELKCHSR

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I shoot mine at 65 lbs, it is moving my arrows at about 275, which is very good for a bow that is some 7 or 8 years old..
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enufflite2shoot

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I was always told if you cant hold your bow perfectly still when you draw you are pulling to many pounds. I shoot with 58 lbs and havent lost anything yet elk included.
 

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Shoot the same weight year round. I can tell you from experience that changing your setup can drastically change your success rate in the field. I have managed to miss some nice deer in the past three years due to those last minute changes. I shoot the same setup in my backyard that I shoot in the woods...now all I need to learn is how to keep my heart rate the same year round :)....just an opinion
 

BlackTimber

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Buckfish, I can see how this would cause some problems.
Let me tell ya what I do. I shoot the same speed year round. Light arrows light poundage. Heavy arrows heavy poundage. This way my tradjectory stays the same. I think that is a big key, knowing the arc of your arrows.

Two months before hunting season I start putting one full turn in my bolts each week. By the time hunting season is around I can't tell the difference between the two draw weights.

Also, 70 pounds is fairly easy for me to handle. I don't over bow myself. I think a lot of people try too much weight.

Good luck this year!
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buckfish

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Thanks BlackTimber. I am still a rookie in every aspect of hunting. I have managed to blame my misses on three new bows in the past three seasons. I bought a new bow last year and plan to stick with it.
 

buckfish

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TK...you are correct. There is some good stuff on here. I have looked all over and have gotten my best advise from you guys and gals.
 

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Compound @ 72-74# all year.
longbow @ 59-60# all year.

I like to stick with the same weight and don't like the thought of changing for hunting.
 

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Elk...Im not sure what a Buckfish is. I like to hunt and fish so I put the two together. My other two hobbies would have made a terrible combo....Womenbeer?
 

ELKCHSR

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Thanks..
Drunkwoman may have worked...
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or beerdrinkingwoman!!!
Or maybe I shouldn't help...LMAO!!!
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