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
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.
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.