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#3491208 - 12/08/13 07:09 PM No More 70 lb Bows for Me
16 Point

Registered: 12/01/07
Posts: 10229
Loc: Franklin, TN

I got 65 lb limbs for my Hoyt. I've got it set at 59 lbs and shoots like a dream.

I don't believe I will ever own a 70 lb bow again. I get 67 lbs KE with my Spyder drawing 59 lbs, plenty for deer and much easier to shoot.

I'm glad I made the change and will likely get 60 lb limbs on my next bow. Love shooting the lighter weight.

#3491372 - 12/08/13 08:18 PM Re: No More 70 lb Bows for Me [Re: UTGrad]
infoman jr.
10 Point

Registered: 10/05/03
Posts: 4387
Loc: Elizabethtown, KY

Yep, I'm shooting 60lbs and getting ~70 ft.lbs. That's plenty for me.
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#3491557 - 12/08/13 09:39 PM Re: No More 70 lb Bows for Me [Re: infoman jr.]
10 Point

Registered: 08/02/09
Posts: 2883
Loc: Hendersonville Tn.

Been shooting between 55-60lbs for the last 6 years.Havent shot a deer in the last year or this year yet.But the last 5 were complete pass throughs.Dont know the KE and dont really care.
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#3491575 - 12/08/13 09:49 PM Re: No More 70 lb Bows for Me [Re: Mr.Bro]
16 Point

Registered: 12/01/07
Posts: 10229
Loc: Franklin, TN

I chose 65 lbs as a trade off. I can always max it out if I ever hunt with my cousin in Colorado for elk and I can always back it off to 55 lbs if I ever decide to shoot even lighter.

I have more use of the weight spectrum on 55-65 lb limbs vs 60-70 lbs. I shot 70 lbs for a couple years and won't ever go back. I could draw it back no problem but I stayed sore all the time.

#3491612 - 12/08/13 10:11 PM Re: No More 70 lb Bows for Me [Re: UTGrad]
10 Point

Registered: 08/21/12
Posts: 3542
Loc: maury county tn

I like my bigger limbs tried the smaller lbs limbs and never liked them as much for some reason. I don't ever get sore or anything but I definitely see where you are coming from.

#3491651 - 12/08/13 10:42 PM Re: No More 70 lb Bows for Me [Re: deerhunter10]
4 Point

Registered: 11/13/10
Posts: 335
Loc: Bradley County, TN

Yea 70 lbs isnt needed. I can shoot it but I like my shoulders. I rather have 60 lbs for 60 years instead of 70 lbs for 20.
#3491657 - 12/08/13 10:45 PM Re: No More 70 lb Bows for Me [Re: DMAG]
8 Point

Registered: 09/29/08
Posts: 1947
Loc: Clarksville

Me either...60lb max starting next year with my new elite.
#3491884 - 12/09/13 08:15 AM Re: No More 70 lb Bows for Me [Re: @fulldraw]
6 Point

Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 796
Loc: Here

I'll keep my 73# for now. Next bow I get will be 80#.
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#3492000 - 12/09/13 09:15 AM Re: No More 70 lb Bows for Me [Re: redheadshooter]
12 Point

Registered: 11/28/06
Posts: 6170
Loc: Old Hickory/Mt.Juliet, TN

I have been shooting 70lbs forever, but with the advancement in technology during the last decade 60# has become the new 70#a 60# bow will deliver the needed energy to take down anything 95% of the North American hunting population's hunting targets. With this elbow injury, which I strongly suspect is archery related, the next bow in my hands will be a 60#.
#3492022 - 12/09/13 09:23 AM Re: No More 70 lb Bows for Me [Re: TNDeerGuy]
Crow Terminator
TnDeer Old Timer
14 Point

Registered: 10/23/99
Posts: 9029
Loc: McMinn County

I made the transition a few yrs ago. Its like we say at work "Work smarter, not harder".
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