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Thread: Double Cam 60# vs. Single cam 70#

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    Default Double Cam 60# vs. Single cam 70#

    So it's been about 10 years since I sold my bow due to a back injury. I want to get back into archery now and I'm a little overwhelmed with the many choices and could use some advice. I want to get a 70# draw but due to my back injury I'm leaning towards a 60# double cam. I will be moose hunting with it primarily.

    My question is how does a 60# double cam rate up to a 70# single cam? The bow I have in mind is the new Martin Lithium LTD.

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    I shot a 70# bow for about 15 years, the first bow I had that would shoot that was a Martin prowler and on the crono it was about 165fps. I then had a hoyt that maxed out was 69# and would shoot about 180fps. Then I had shoulder surgery and had to drop my draw weight just to be able to shoot again. I now shoot 58# from a Bear agenda 6 and am shooting somewhere around the 240-260fps range but I need to crono it to see exactly how fast it's shooting. Compared to my older bows the new bows are rockets. I used this new setup last year to take a 60" bull.
    The new bows are amazing so my advice is to get what you can shoot comfortably, my bear has a nice draw weight range where if I get to a point I can pull more I can crank it up a bit. The lower draw weights now are so much faster than what we could get 10 years ago shooting 80#.

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    I have had two pass through moose shots with a 60# solo cam. The speed and smoothness is awesome. Solo or dual cams is just a personal choice IMHO.
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    You aren't going to see very much difference in speed with either one. Get the weight range that you want/need. If you have to pick the bow over your head and pull hard it is too much bow. A nice straight handed easy draw is what you should have. Find one that you like and shoot a couple different brands before you buy.

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    If I we're in your shoes, I'd go to one of the pro shops (Full Curl, Screaming Eagle, Cabelas etc), and shoot a bunch of different bows...see what you like.

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