Originally Posted by brandon45
Do you think I should do it?
I haven't bow hunted in a while and I'm only just getting back into it, but I'll comment to you on a couple of bases:
1. The 60# bows of today have a LOT more KE than the 70# I used to deer hunt with. Missouri bucks aren't tiny by any means, and good I've seen a broadhead go through a shoulder to drop a buck on an OLD 70# bow.
2. I did much more rifle hunting...and I used to use 7mm magnum or 300 H&H...lots of power, but I finally found that a 44 mag rifle did the job just as well or better. Much less energy....but no suffering with almost immediate drops.
The more power MIGHT give you a bit more margin for error if you hit something solid and your shot is off, but I wouldn't bank on it. If you can shoot 60# tirelessly and you can hold it until you're bored (rather than fatigued) that means you'll be able to draw down on that once in a lifetime buck and hold it as long as is needed for your perfect shot to develop without losing shot integrity.
Good luck, and keep it fun!