draw weight - Willie

who uses the lowest and also the highest draw weight bow who has harvested a large game animal with that particular bow.

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Re: draw Wgt.

Bow Collector
July 7th, 2013 12:07:26am

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I read where Connie Renfro shot an Elk with a 45 lb bow. I also read where a bow hunter successfully hunted and bagged deer with a 38 lb bow.

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Pinecone
July 7th, 2013 06:07:46am

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40# is plenty of weight for lots of critters as long as the arrow is well constructed and tuned (including BH) and the shot is of an appropriate distance.

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Toxophilus
July 12th, 2013 12:07:28pm

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In the 80's I killed 10 whitetail with a 45lb Bear Grizzly recurve; last year my wife took her first Muley doe with a 35lb bow @ 20yards, broadhead got stuck in the opposite side rib cage, though it did take out both lungs. Shot placcement & closeness are the key... :)

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Pinecone
July 14th, 2013 11:07:51am

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When I was a bit younger, my bread and butter bow weight was 47# @ 27". I managed to kill a bunch of critters with that bow weight. However, I dropped poundage a few years ago and now shoot 41#-45# at my new draw length of 28". I've taken both whitetails and antelope with this set up and will be black bear hunting with the same this Fall. One of the benefits of dropping bow weight is the ability to effectively use back tension in the shot. From my experience, this improves accuracy, can increase draw length, and helps archers to be much more consistent. Plus, in a well-tuned arrow, penetration is full and blood trails are short :-) Claudia
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