Nervous!!

Discussion in 'Bowhunting forum' started by brandon45, May 15, 2008.

  1. brandon45

    brandon45 New Member

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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?
     
  2. J.C.

    J.C. New Member

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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.
     

  3. brandon45

    brandon45 New Member

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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
     
  4. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    60# is plenty for deer and most game animals in North America...
     
  5. OneMustFall

    OneMustFall Member

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    I also agree with this statement..................
     
  6. J.Blay

    J.Blay New Member

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    I shoot at 60# and my last 6 kills were pass throughs.
     
  7. trussoni

    trussoni Ninja Fighting Fool

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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.
     
  8. brandon45

    brandon45 New Member

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    ou can just put diff limbs on to up the poundage? How much does it cost?
     
  9. J.C.

    J.C. New Member

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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.
     
  10. brandon45

    brandon45 New Member

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    Do you think I should do it?
     
  11. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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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.:decision:
     
  12. Dooby

    Dooby Scooby Dooby Doo!

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    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!:peace:
     
  13. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    60lbs max for me.......