Typical poundage for target shooting?

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by swintj1, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. swintj1

    swintj1 Senior Member

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    Just wondering what you target shooters have your bows set at. Do you have them tuned way down so you don't have much resistence on the bow, or do you keep them at your hunting poundages? I figure if you tune the bow down to its minimum...probably somewhere around 58-60 pounds, it would be a lot easier to hold than having it at 70#...

    Anyone have advice on this domain?
     
  2. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

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    Most of my spot bows are 50 pound, 3D 60 pounds.
     

  3. Dredly

    Dredly Site Guru

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    I think I'm around 56 pounds give or take.
     
  4. swintj1

    swintj1 Senior Member

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    So is that a normal weight for you guys, or would you turn it up to like...65-70 pounds for hunting? The real question is, "Do you turn your bows down for target shooting, or do you keep them the same as always for all applications (spot, 3-d, and hunting)
     
  5. Cameron

    Cameron Senior Member

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    Hunting bow is 70
    Spots bow is 60
    3D bow is 60
     
  6. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    when I buy a bow......

    if its for 3D or hunting, I buy 60lb bows

    if its indoor paper, I buy 50lb bows.....


    I would shoot less for indoor but any less, and there isnt enough to hold and keep me steady......

    I also have gone back to buying all 65% let off bows.....

    its very hard to shoot back tention, with a letoff greater than 65%, for me anyway......
     
  7. Ronhop

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    70# with 80% letoff for hunting and some 3D and 60# with 65% letoff for target and some 3D.

    Ron
     
  8. Dredly

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    I think my hunting setup is at 58 pounds?
     
  9. bfisher

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    Hunting setups are in the low to mid 50's. It's enough.

    Target setup is usually around 48# with 65% letoff. I don't like getting worn out and have never seen an arrow bounce off the target

    3D bow is set at 53# and 70% letoff. Still getting 287 fps.

    These are all different bows set up for a specific purpose. If I were to shoot one bow I would set it up like my 3D set up mentioned above and leave it alone.
     
  10. Ronhop

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    I can tell you my next hunting bow is going to be 60# max...
    They are so fast now (relatively speaking) there's no need to pull 70#...

    I have a buddy that has a PSE Carrera that's a 70# with only a 50% letoff. I'll tell you something, it's fast as heck but you'll damage your back muscles holding that sucker. I've shot it a bunch of times and it's a real shooter but who in the heck wants to be that uncomfortable at full draw ?

    He's one heck of a shooter though so I don't give him much grief....

    Ron
     
  11. Long Draw

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    40-60lb. average range
     
  12. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    the sad part is the Carrera did 333 at 50%letoff (orion cam) ........but was 325 at 75-80% (lightning one cam)

    so there was no reason to shoot the 50%letoff......:noidea:
     
  13. Ronhop

    Ronhop RIP

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    Yeah, I know.
    The Carrera is a weapon for sure.
    That thing fires bullets...
    He's just subborn and will not realize that he can have a better experience.

    Did you ever shoot one of those ? Heck, it's an arm puller... But I said that already...

    Man, holding that thing is a PITA...

    Ron
     
  14. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    Yeah i had one for a while in 75%........that was the beauty of adjustable draw stop......but then went to the Durango and shot better......longer ATA
     
  15. Ronhop

    Ronhop RIP

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    Never shot a durango but the carrera in a hgher letoff is still a pretty nice bow even today in 2007. He can keep his 50% letoff...

    Ron
     
  16. Pinwheel1969

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    I shoot 56 for spots and 62 for 3d
     
  17. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    yupper, there is still a few of them that show up at shoots from time to time.......
     
  18. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

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    The one thing I think you may have noticed about most here. They have a bow for each, and some have back ups for each one. Most of us have 2,3 or 5 to10 to 15 bows lol
     
  19. Werd

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    I shoot 71 # all around. Im really new to 3d and have never tried a bow with lower poundage so i dont know? I got a 258/300 on my first 3d shoot. I cant wait until the winter leauge to start
     
  20. Dredly

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    lemme guess... marked yardage? :D

    I have and can shoot 70 without a problem... after about 50 or 60 arrows my arm is ready to fall off though.

    I can shoot 58 all day long