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Old 05-15-2008, 03:41 PM   #1
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hey guys I'm new to the sport and continue having questions and doubts....
my first question has to do with my bow, I bought a mathews fx2 60# 27" draw. When I got it I fell in love with how it feels looks and shoots but I'm afraid I'm not pulling enough poundage because it is really easy for me which is good but I want to know that I have enough power to take down a deer at 35-40 yds? Also is it bad to shoot about 100 times a day for the bow?
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Old 05-15-2008, 03:46 PM   #2
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60# is plenty for deer. 100 shots a day wont hurt the bow, but I would pay close attention to your rotator cuffs. if you start getting sore I would back off a little.
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:41 PM   #3
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I have never gotten sore in the least ever I work my back and shoulders out alot in the gym and a 60 # bow is nothing for me which is why I wish I went 70# but this bow feels incredible and if you guys think its enough to blow through big game I am happy
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60# is plenty for deer and most game animals in North America...
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60# is plenty for deer and most game animals in North America...

I also agree with this statement..................
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:38 AM   #6
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I shoot at 60# and my last 6 kills were pass throughs.
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i have a Drenalin it was only 60 lb limbs when i got it. switched the limbs out to 70. made a difference but im still only at 67.
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Old 05-16-2008, 05:04 PM   #8
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ou can just put diff limbs on to up the poundage? How much does it cost?
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Old 05-16-2008, 05:09 PM   #9
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If you got a dealer to order a new set from Mathews it would probably be about $125. you could probably find a used set in the ArcheryTalk classifieds for about half that and then pay your dealer a fee to change them out.
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Old 05-16-2008, 08:24 PM   #10
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Do you think I should do it?
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I wouldn't, but thats your call. If you feel you need more draw weight then look for a set of limbs.
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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!
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60lbs max for me.......
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