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#3320037 - 08/12/13 08:53 AM Re: Nugent on draw weight - do you agree? [Re: 102]
GOODWIN
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I'll agree. I dropped down to 60lb limbs last season and will never look back. Still plenty of KE to zip through a rib cage. I did shoot 2 kinds of mechanicals last season and only had one pass through with 4 deer. Halfway through I switched back to a fixed blade and had 2 pass-throughs no problem. I'll be shooting a magnus stinger this year. The lighter weight draw is more fun to shoot and easier to draw on a cold morning or in an akward position.
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#3320047 - 08/12/13 09:08 AM Re: Nugent on draw weight - do you agree? [Re: GOODWIN]
TNDeerGuy
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Another thing to think about other than drawing back is having to let down. There will be several times throughout an archery career when you have are at full draw and you have to let down. Letting down a 60lbs bow is a lot easier and can be done with a lot less movement than a 70lbs bow.
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#3320049 - 08/12/13 09:11 AM Re: Nugent on draw weight - do you agree? [Re: TNDeerGuy]
GOODWIN
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 Originally Posted By: TNDeerGuy
Another thing to think about other than drawing back is having to let down. There will be several times throughout an archery career when you have are at full draw and you have to let down. Letting down a 60lbs bow is a lot easier and can be done with a lot less movement than a 70lbs bow.


Very true. Had to do it several times last season.

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#3321259 - 08/13/13 09:16 AM Re: Nugent on draw weight - do you agree? [Re: GOODWIN]
Radar
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Here is a test to see if you are drawing too much weight .
Sit down on the ground with your legs straight out in front of you , now draw your bow straight back Off to the side of your body without sky drawing it . This is not a practical shooting position , but will determine if you can draw back under awkward shooting positions or are over bowed . When I'm hunting , I like to be able to draw back , slowly and smoothly , while aiming downward to minimize movement .
I know guys who shoot heavier weights all summer , but struggle in the stand in cold weather with heavy clothes on .
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#3321425 - 08/13/13 12:07 PM Re: Nugent on draw weight - do you agree? [Re: eweisner]
Spurhunter
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I just bought my son a Mission Riot. He is shooting 225 fps @ 50 pounds. I killed several deer with my old PSE shooting 218 fps @ 65 pounds and got a complete pass through every time. Are you wanting to hunt and kill or impress the guys at the bow shop with your speed and strength? That is the question.
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#3321652 - 08/13/13 03:44 PM Re: Nugent on draw weight - do you agree? [Re: eweisner]
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 Originally Posted By: eweisner
 Originally Posted By: Crow Terminator
...38 lbs and 26.5" draw.., 40# will do it every time and stick in the ground on the other side...


That is the lowest I've heard, and good to know. My little girl and wife want in on this deal. My daughter wants to hunt with the bow but I've not read about anything less than 48lbs. What bow does she shoot?


Check out the Mission Craze. 15 to 70 lbs, 19" to 30" draw length. Bought my wife one and she loves it. Your daughter can grow up with this bow and as she grows so can the bow.
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#3322189 - 08/13/13 10:41 PM Re: Nugent on draw weight - do you agree? [Re: mvestal]
DMAG
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My wife kills em at 35 lbs and a 23.5 inch dl. I just make sure the head is hair shaving sharp and its no biggie. Im going to colorado in a few weeks so my Insanity is at 70 lbs. I can draw it upside down and inside out from any position, BUT on whitetail the only difference between 60 lbs and 70 lbs is the arrow will be deeper in the dirt after the shot. I appreciate the shoulders GOD gave me and will never shoot at 70 lbs around here. Honestly if these bows had bigger limb adjustments say from 55 to 70 Id go 55 for deer, but like 70 for elk.
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#3322624 - 08/14/13 10:31 AM Re: Nugent on draw weight - do you agree? [Re: DMAG]
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Interesting input from everyone. I wouldn't have figured so many people would be shooting under 60lbs, something to consider for sure. I used to pull 70 like it was a weed eater, but have lost some strength and notice when I practice around shot 4 or 5 I start sky drawing and shaking after 5-6 seconds of aiming. Time to crank her down I'm afraid.
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#3322643 - 08/14/13 10:48 AM Re: Nugent on draw weight - do you agree? [Re: Urban_Hunter]
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I have hunted with my bow set at 52lbs for years.....have killed hogs, deer, and black bear at that dw....haven't got a pass through on hogs but the deer and bears have been pass thru's....i just make sure my muzzys are frog hair splitting sharp and i have never had an issue......

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#3324173 - 08/15/13 04:58 PM Re: Nugent on draw weight - do you agree? [Re: Urban_Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Urban_Hunter
Interesting input from everyone. I wouldn't have figured so many people would be shooting under 60lbs, something to consider for sure. I used to pull 70 like it was a weed eater, but have lost some strength and notice when I practice around shot 4 or 5 I start sky drawing and shaking after 5-6 seconds of aiming. Time to crank her down I'm afraid.


Anytime you have to sky draw , you are over bowed .
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