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Bow Hunting Draw Pounds/Broadheads

Postby xHollowpointx#1 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:37 pm

Im new to bow hunting and have heard several rumors. I use a 60 pound draw and have had occasional troubles. The rumor that I am hoping to get answered is this: Is the lighter draw you use better because my friend uses a 30 pound draw and puts perfect shots on deer. Another question I want to ask is:Is resharpining your broadheads good or is it better to go out and buy new ones? Ive tried to resharpen them and used it once, shot a six pointer and we never found it. I hit it right behind the front shoulder.
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Postby bohuntr22 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:38 pm

it all depends on what you can draw back and hold you have to find what is comfortable for you some people will pull 70 to 75 pounds when they really cant just because a friend does the same thing you can kill a deer with a stick and a string if the shot placement is right per say what im saying is if 50 pounds of draw is more comfortable and accurate and less stressful on you then go with it shot placement is the key whether its 30 or 60 pounds as far as broadheads you are better off buying replacement blades if possible 9 out of 10 times you will never get them factory sharp
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Postby xHollowpointx#1 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:18 am

ok thanks, I wasnt all to sure about the poundage if it made any difference. Will do about the broadheads, was a bit dissapointed when we lost the six pointer, 10 yds away and hit it broadside and never found it. We must have tracked it for about a thousand yds.
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Re: Bow Hunting Draw Pounds/Broadheads

Postby Poppy » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:32 pm

The best way to tell if your poundage is correct is to kneel on one knee and slowly come to full draw, pull the most weight you are comfortable with,if you have to jerk it back, it's to heavy. Also check your local and state laws as they vary. Here in Va. you must have atleast 45 lbs of draw to be used for hunting. I may also suggest you practice with the EXACT outfit you plan on hunting with. I mean clothes,broadheads, arrows, and if you plan on hunting from a tree stand please practice from an elevated position as shooting from above is different from just standing and shooting. I shoot standing, kneeling,leaning around a tree, and thing and everything you might have happen.I even shoot fingers from time to time(in case my release breaks), and I practice shooting without using sights,in case I drop it or something happens to mine.
it's best to spin test your arrows and broadhead combo, double check everything, and make sure you replace your razors(if possible)at the start of each season.
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Re: Bow Hunting Draw Pounds/Broadheads

Postby ChrtruseMajic » Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:01 pm

I would say that you should use the most poundage you can manage comfortably and without a lot of extra movement to get the string back to full draw. If you go by that rule, you shouldn't have any trouble with getting the results you want.
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Re: Bow Hunting Draw Pounds/Broadheads

Postby Ladybowhunter » Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:37 pm

Im a lady bowhunter, my draw is 25, my bow poundage is 53...I say practice alot, makes you a better shooter...Yes, I can pick up my bow after it being on the shelf for 3 months and still hit good, But I need to pracice up for hunting season, to get use to the form, and pundage of the bow...I use new broadheads after I have killed a animal, My husband shoots recurve, and he sharpens his...So I guess it's up to the person and preference....Good luck..
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Re: Bow Hunting Draw Pounds/Broadheads

Postby ChrtruseMajic » Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:02 pm

Does a 25 lb draw weight get your arrow to speeds that are legal or have enough kinetic energy? I thought that draw weights had to be more. I could be wrong. Curious however.
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Re: Bow Hunting Draw Pounds/Broadheads

Postby savingyour6 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:05 pm

45 lbs in the state of MD, but if you talking about the previous post i think she has a draw length of 25 inches and lbs are set to 53..... or at least the way i read it. iv seen bows set for 35 lbs... but i dont think id hunt with them.
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Re: Bow Hunting Draw Pounds/Broadheads

Postby ChrtruseMajic » Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:10 pm

Yea, your right Savingyour6. My fault. I read that way wrong. That is a pretty high poundage. I like that. Good on ya.
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Re: Bow Hunting Draw Pounds/Broadheads

Postby savingyour6 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:11 pm

you get a pass on this one LOL next time we take your pinky HAHAHA
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