Results 1 to 20 of 20

Thread: Draw Weight?

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Deep in Hllary country NY
    Posts
    446

    Wink Draw Weight?

    Just curious what draw weight most folks use for their hunting, compound, longbow,recurve, all type bows for Alaska, and the lower 48 ? I started with recurves in the 70"s, 55,65lbs, then compounds,70,80,90"s lbs, then settled on 68-70lbs. Now I"m a stickbow shooter, 58lbs.I don"t see alot of advantage in heavy weight bows, some, but not alot. Just wondering how some other hunters feel? I don"t remember reading any other threads that asked that question. Thanks Bill.
    ; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed. 1 SAMUEL 2;30

  2. #2
    Member jakec5253's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    381

    Default draw weight

    40lb recurve and 50-60lb compound, looking to get a 55lb recurve

  3. #3
    New member frenchy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Paris/France
    Posts
    5

    Default ...

    Between 55# to 64# recurves and longbows .

  4. #4
    Member Fish4250's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    EAFB
    Posts
    13

    Default Draw weight

    I think you should shoot with as much force as you can handle comfortably and shoot with consistantly. My Compund is set at 72#. The more you shoot the more trained for the draw motion your muscles will be.

    Fish

  5. #5
    Member Alaska Gray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Anchorage, Alaska, United States
    Posts
    4,925

    Default

    I have two Mathews Q2Xl
    one I have 66# shooting GT 7595
    Second 70# Shooting FMJ 400
    Living the Alaskan Dream
    Gary Keller
    Anchorage, AK

  6. #6
    Moderator Daveinthebush's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Valdez, Alaska
    Posts
    4,402

    Default OK

    The Pearson Flame is around 75
    The BowTech is 70
    The recurve is 55
    The long bow is 53

    Vietnam - June 70 - Feb. 72
    Cancer from Agent Orange - Aug. 25th 2012
    Cancer Survivor - Dec. 14th 2012

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    FAI
    Posts
    2,294

    Default Compound

    I shoot a Hoyt Havoc at 62lbs. I find that as long as I have been shooting consistently, I am always able to draw the bow back without straining, even first thing in the morning when my muscles are cold and stiff. I see too many guys pulling their bows at an upward angle due to poor habits and being over bowed.
    58lbs on my older Hoyt shot through moose broadside, so don't see any need to shoot higher poundage than I am pulling now.

  8. #8
    Member lab man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Fairbanks
    Posts
    551

    Default

    Hoyt Vortec at 62-63 pounds.

  9. #9
    Member Raven1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Chugiak Alaska
    Posts
    53

    Default

    Had a pass through on a moose last year with a Bowtech Pro 38 at 54 lbs, but the arrow didn't hit any bones. Now I've cranked it up a bit-
    More energy cannot be bad.

    Current setups are
    Ross CR 334 at 65 lbs for hunting- 420 gr arrow at 258 fps
    Ross CR 337 at 64 lbs for 3D- 340 gr arrow at 280 fps

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Kenai
    Posts
    1,888

    Default

    My favorite longbow is Pronghorn, 64# @ my 27" draw. I also have a HH Big Five lnongbow that I really like but it's 66# @ 27" & starting to feel a bit heavy for me.
    Just picked up a Fedora 560 TD recurve that's a bit lighter than I was looking for that's marked 58# @ 27", but feels a bit heavier to me, & I'm loving it.
    Vance in AK.

    Matthew 6:33
    "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."

  11. #11
    Moderator Daveinthebush's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Valdez, Alaska
    Posts
    4,402

    Default Vance

    Quote Originally Posted by Vance in AK View Post
    I also have a HH Big Five lnongbow that I really like but it's 66# @ 27" & starting to feel a bit heavy for me.
    Just picked up a Fedora 560 TD recurve that's a bit lighter than I was looking for that's marked 58# @ 27", but feels a bit heavier to me, & I'm loving it.
    Vance: As wooden bows get older the poundage increases from the manufactured poundage. It has something to do the with againg of wood. ;D

    Vietnam - June 70 - Feb. 72
    Cancer from Agent Orange - Aug. 25th 2012
    Cancer Survivor - Dec. 14th 2012

  12. #12
    Member Lex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    South of Juneau
    Posts
    183

    Default

    70 lbs .Good all around

  13. #13
    Member ak_powder_monkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Eagle River/ Juneau
    Posts
    5,154

    Default

    somewhere around 55, not totally sure but it sure shoots nice
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

  14. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Deep in Hllary country NY
    Posts
    446

    Wink

    Quote Originally Posted by Daveinthebush View Post
    Vance: As wooden bows get older the poundage increases from the manufactured poundage. It has something to do the with againg of wood. ;D
    Dave are you sure that it's only wooden bows? Any bows seem to feel heaver!The mountains are getting steeper, tree stands are higher, I like your reason about the wooden bows draw wt. going up, I was starting to worry. LOL Bill.
    ; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed. 1 SAMUEL 2;30

  15. #15
    Member yogibear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Anchorage, Alaska, United States
    Posts
    226

    Post

    Diamond Triumph @ 70 lbs

  16. #16
    Member AK145's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Fairbanks
    Posts
    639

    Smile

    Hoyt Ultratec 70#

  17. #17
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Olympia, WA
    Posts
    433

    Default

    55lbs @ 27" Habu Vyperkahn. Haven't got to shoot anything but grouse with it so far. Was 7 yards from a big cow last weekend(FMA tag) but couldn't get a clean shot!!!!!! Maybe today!
    Just ordered a 52lbs @ 27" ACS CX longbow.

  18. #18
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Eagle River
    Posts
    134

    Default Draw weight

    Buckmasters G2 @ 67lbs.

    Whatever you can consistantly shoot is the recommended draw weight. Yes, more draw weight equals faster arrows but that doesn't mean a better flying arrow. Many things to consider along with the draw weight...

  19. #19
    New member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Fairbanks but Temporarily in Dayton OH
    Posts
    236

    Default

    70 lbs Mathews Q2

  20. #20

    Default

    Mathews Outback @ 70lbs.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •