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#1117904 - 01/07/09 12:44 PM Re: My first problem shooting a bow [Re: LCU]
Buckblaster
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Like I said before.

You dont need 70 lb. draw weight to kill a deer no more than the man in the moon. When I first started, I shot 2 deer with 52 pounds and shot slap through them. It will kill a deer just fine.
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#1118217 - 01/07/09 03:26 PM Re: My first problem shooting a bow [Re: Buckblaster]
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My wife just got a BowTech Equalizer. It's on 42 pounds right now. It zipped her arrow through the chrony at 265 FPS and that is just with 26" draw and 42 pounds! Shooting an arrow that is 30 grains heavier over IBO spec of 5 grains per pound. Tell me that wont zip through a TN Whitetail and stick in the ground on the other side. \:\) My first few bow kill deer were killed with a 50# High Country at 25" draw length shooting a Lincoln log arrow (Easton 2213 aluminum) with 125 grain Thunderhead. I bet it didn't even shoot 200 FPS and even it got pass thrus on the 3 deer it hit.
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#1118258 - 01/07/09 03:45 PM Re: My first problem shooting a bow [Re: Crow Terminator]
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Penatration has more to do with the spine of the arrow and kenitic energy than speed IMO.
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#1118260 - 01/07/09 03:47 PM Re: My first problem shooting a bow [Re: LCU]
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One other thing i wanted to add is..Make sure the draw of the bow is not too long for you. I have a more difficult time drawing any bow if the draw length is too long.
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#1118314 - 01/07/09 04:10 PM Re: My first problem shooting a bow [Re: bobthebowhunter]
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 Originally Posted By: bobthebowhunter
Penatration has more to do with the spine of the arrow and kenitic energy than speed IMO.


Speed is a major factor in the KE equation , along with mass . The spine of the arrow is the deflection or stiffness of the shaft . A 500 carbon shaft when tested with a weight in the center has a deflection of .500 for a given length , where as a 340 shaft will have a deflection of .340 .
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#1118576 - 01/07/09 06:30 PM Re: My first problem shooting a bow [Re: Radar]
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Without getting too techy what I was trying to say it that I would rather have a slower arrow with more "mass" than a screaming fast arrow with a weak spine.
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#1118597 - 01/07/09 06:38 PM Re: My first problem shooting a bow [Re: bobthebowhunter]
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I shot a Parker Legend today with 50# draw weight and it was very comfortable. I shot a couple of nice groups and shot with my eyes closed to "feel" the bow. The Parker felt nicer when I picked it up than all of the other bows in the archery shop.
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#1119114 - 01/08/09 04:16 AM Re: My first problem shooting a bow [Re: UTGrad]
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 Originally Posted By: UTGrad
I shot a Parker Legend today with 50# draw weight and it was very comfortable. I shot a couple of nice groups and shot with my eyes closed to "feel" the bow. The Parker felt nicer when I picked it up than all of the other bows in the archery shop.


Sounds like that is the bow for you . Did they check your draw length ?
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#1119466 - 01/08/09 10:17 AM Re: My first problem shooting a bow [Re: Radar]
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 Originally Posted By: Radar
 Originally Posted By: UTGrad
I shot a Parker Legend today with 50# draw weight and it was very comfortable. I shot a couple of nice groups and shot with my eyes closed to "feel" the bow. The Parker felt nicer when I picked it up than all of the other bows in the archery shop.


Sounds like that is the bow for you . Did they check your draw length ?


No, just a test run. I told them I am just learning technique and didn't want to get into draw length till I have proper form. I don't know if this is similar, but I would rather develop a sound golf swing then get fitted for a set of clubs than have a poor swing and get fitted.

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#1119504 - 01/08/09 10:44 AM Re: My first problem shooting a bow [Re: UTGrad]
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I am a golfer, trust me it doesn't work that way.

You can't develop proper form with an improper DL. You will have to alter your form to shoot well with an improper DL. You should figure out your DL, at least in a narrow range, then shoot bows in your DL to evaluate which is best for you.

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