Bow Poundage

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I get jacked with all the time about what poundage I use for hunting, so I'm curious who else shoots above 70 lbs.

What will you have your bow set at this season?
 

weaver

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Primary hunting bow Carbon Element @72lbs
Backup Alphamax35 @61lbs
 

aggieland

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Was using an 82# Strother, then I bought a Carbon Element and shot 72# now I have ordered a longbow at 65#.. High poundage never really bothered me but i have friends that still cant draw my 72# Element
 

vcb

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Bowtech Guardian @ 70lbs. Dont they say a bow shoots best at its peak poundage anyway?
 

Juan_ID

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My AM32 will be set at 67lbs as that's what it maxes out at now... But after this season will start researching 70-80lb limbs...
 

evan williams

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Currently -- Carbon Element RKT at 71#. 2011 season Carbon Matrix PLUS at 69#. 2010 season Carbon Matrix at 72#. 2009 season AlphaMax 35 at 72#. 2008 season Katera at 84.5#. 2007 season Drenalin at 71#.

Shoot the weight that works best for you!! If you can draw it with confidence and can draw it in ANY situation then it doesn't matter what ANYONE else thinks about your set-up. I personally don't need 80# anymore. Yes the KE is great!!! but right now with my set-up at 71# and 28" is pumping out 77 foot pounds of KE with a 390 grain arrow. What more do I need??
 

Jared Bloomgren

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My PSE Omen Pro is pulling 74 lbs.
DS Evo is pulling 73 lbs.
Revenge is pulling 72 lbs.

I shoot my bows at these poundages year round, even when I am shooting league and 3D tournaments. I feel this is the best way to keep myself fresh!
 

J-Daddy

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Shooting 70lbs right now on my current bow..I antelope hunted with a custom PSE Vendetta XL "with EVO cams" last fall and I shot it at like 75lbs...It was so smooth 75lbs felt good on it.
 

BMB

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my current setup is a Carbon Matrix @ 82lbs..... i used to shoot a 90lb Tribute and an 82lb Old Glory with Barnesdale limbs then i switched to Hoyt a few years back. I've got a 28.5" draw and I shoot a 497grain arrow and I like a little speed so it's what i have to do to get it without shooting some 5 or 6" brace height speed bow. I'm not nearly as Sasquatch as you Aron, but 80# is do able even in the cold.
 

Andy Ivy

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I shoot the max weight I can accurately and comfortably, which is usually about 75 to 80lbs

currently Im shooting 84lbs, and Buffalo season is just around the corner.
 

littlebuf

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bowtech commander at 73#,30 1/2" draw, shooting 12gr per inch FMJ's topped with 125gr shuttle T's.its a bone crusher
 
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