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    i have been shootin arrows for 2 weeks now and i am addicted. i am using an old pro line bow at 65#. i was given a viper 2 at 80# that shoots nice but i am told over 60# is just for bragging. any truth to this? the proline makes my bow shoulder sore, while the viper seems more comfortable. like i said im hooked but i still dont know whats what? any opinions.

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    If you can shoot 80 with no pain, then go for it. But it depends on what you are hunting. Anything here in North America it is not necessary. 60 is plenty. I would say that the vast majority of hunters are between 60 and 70.
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    Quote Originally Posted by one2bhunting View Post
    i have been shootin arrows for 2 weeks now and i am addicted. i am using an old pro line bow at 65#. i was given a viper 2 at 80# that shoots nice but i am told over 60# is just for bragging. any truth to this? the proline makes my bow shoulder sore, while the viper seems more comfortable. like i said im hooked but i still dont know whats what? any opinions.
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    If you are shooting a lot and your shoulders are sore afterwards, then your body is telling you something. Cut the weight back. There are a lot of people going through shoulder surgery from trying to be to macho. There are probably just as many 50/60 pound shooters out there as there are 60/70. On the majority end you will probably find that most people over 45 have dropped down to the lower poundages. We all love this sport and want to continue to do it. Killing your shoulders/back/neck is an easy way to cut that fun short.

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    I would stick with the 65 pounder. your rotator cuffs will thank you in 20 years. if the lower weight bow makes your shoulder sore I would wonder if the draw length might be a little long for you.

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    I use to shoot a PSE Polaris that was 94 pounds (now that's bragging). I started every year in the spring flinging arrows until I could shoot about 50 without any struggling. It darn near knocked over the deer when I hit them. But that was in my younger days.

    I shoot 65 pounds now and get the same final results.
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    For hunting, I shoot 60lbs early, and if I'm still hunting the late season, I'll drop down to 55lbs. 5 lbs might not seem like much, but when you are cold, it makes a BIG difference.
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    My cousin used to shoot 80 # all the time. He's 45 and his shoulder is tore up from it. 60 # on the newer bows is plenty. Older bows with aluminum arrows used to have to be cranked up that high to get any speed.
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    thanks for all the info. ill go by the pro shop and get the draw checked.

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    I think 70 is pretty standard. Over that seems like bragging to me.

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    I think 70 is pretty standard. Over that seems like bragging to me.

    yeah not really i think if they can pull it pretty easy than they should shoot it
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    Quote Originally Posted by hstubblefield View Post
    I think 70 is pretty standard. Over that seems like bragging to me.

    yeah not really i think if they can pull it pretty easy than they should shoot it
    I agree! I only say that with a laugh because I can't!
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    If you are interested in hunting then choose a weight that you can comfortably draw sitting. If you are shooting for fun, it won't be fun if your shoulder begins to hurt. Years ago when younger I shot 80 plus, now my shoulder can't take the pressure any more. With today's arrows ect you don't have to shoot every poundage to obtain speed any more.

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    back in the start I shot a 100# pound bow. But after I put so many bullet holes in it it blow a part. lol Just kidding. I shoot nothing over 65 pounds. I can draw a lot more weight back. But why, I think it is funny to watch all those sky draw archers out there. 65 pounds I can hold straight and draw it right back. So that is where I stop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.C. View Post
    I would stick with the 65 pounder. your rotator cuffs will thank you in 20 years. if the lower weight bow makes your shoulder sore I would wonder if the draw length might be a little long for you.
    Thats a big 10-4 I shoot 70#'s and love it. I can shoot more but the question I ask myself is.....................why????


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    Stick with the 65 pounder easier on your shoulder and you wont regret it!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenfarr View Post
    I agree! I only say that with a laugh because I can't!
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