What poundage do you pull on your bow
Posted 13 May 2006 - 09:22 AM
Posted 13 May 2006 - 10:55 AM
Posted 13 May 2006 - 11:53 AM
For 3D I shoot at about 68 lbs if the bow will do it if not maxed out minus 1/4 turn.
Hunting set up I practice @ about 70 lbs all summer then inthe fall I turn it down to 64ish or so. That way there when the moment of truth comes along I can easily pull the poundage with little effort and hopefully not spook the game.
But for turkeys I turn it down to under 60 so as to try and keep the arrow inthe bird when I finally do hit him. :lol: :lol:
M.O. - the best way to start off is to shoot a poundage that you can EASILY pull with little to NO effort. Worry about form as that becomes second nature then increase the poundage.
Posted 21 June 2006 - 08:29 PM
I actually talked with pse about purchasing a #100 peak weight bow (BIG 5). I'm telling you, that last water buffalo in Texas got into my head. I want to blow right through one of those monsters if it's possible! Broadside dummy...broadside dummy...broadside dummy is actually what I should have been telling myself. The bow I was using did the job when the bull was totally broadside (my brain was dull). Angled shots do not work on these critters.
When I shoot 3ds, I get razed all the time by the guys shooting 60 or less pounds. For some reason they think I'd do better if I shot a lower poundage bow. Funny things, there are only two boys that occassionally beat me in our league...and that's out of 50 shooters. I shoot dimes when pulling 60 lbs and I shoot dimes pulling 79 lbs. There's nothing wrong with sticking three pins on a deer's sweet spot at 20 yards..how can you miss?
While inside (targets), I like shooting the same bow I hunt with...at the same poundage. Why not? Practice makes perfect! ;)
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Posted 22 June 2006 - 04:56 AM
Posted 22 June 2006 - 05:45 AM
Remember the Ark was built by amateurs, the titanic by professionals.
Posted 23 June 2006 - 05:11 AM
Posted 23 June 2006 - 07:58 AM
Both of my shoulders were knocked out in my accident 3yrs ago Vicki. For quite awhile I couldn't even put on or take off a T-shirt. It looked as though using a bow may be something I would never do again.
I was pulling 55 lbs - I thought pretty good for my size. Had to back it way down since shoulder surgery a couple months ago but am sllloooowwwwlllllyyyy working my way back up. I hope to get to atleast 50.
Work at it slowly. As soon as it starts to hurt just a little, quit, you're done for the day.
I eventually worked back up to 70lbs. But I still can't fling more than a couple dozen shots a day. This is regardless of poundage (wouldn't matter if the bow was 35lbs). The stamina is another issue entirely.
Therabands really help. You should be able to get some from a local physical therapist.
You can do it GIRL!!!
Posted 26 June 2006 - 05:32 AM
Posted 26 June 2006 - 06:56 AM
Now your husband will want one too - when's his birthday???
Edited by Rowdy Yates, 26 June 2006 - 06:57 AM.
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