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Old 05-12-2017, 04:11 PM   #1
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Question Curious? What poundage?

Just a bit curious as to what poundage do you trad hunters shoot in your recurves or longbows?
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Old 05-12-2017, 04:12 PM   #2
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most of mine are 50@28
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Old 05-12-2017, 04:18 PM   #3
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My longbow is 50, recurve is 53 at my draw length
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Old 05-12-2017, 04:27 PM   #4
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50ish

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Old 05-12-2017, 04:31 PM   #5
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54 longbow, 60 recurve. Both at 28.

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Old 05-12-2017, 04:58 PM   #6
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Low 50's mostly.

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Old 05-12-2017, 05:16 PM   #7
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60
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Old 05-12-2017, 05:20 PM   #8
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Low to mid 40's.
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Old 05-12-2017, 05:22 PM   #9
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Between 42 and 45.
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Old 05-12-2017, 05:38 PM   #10
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All of mine are 50ish at my dl.
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Old 05-12-2017, 05:43 PM   #11
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45@28
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Old 05-12-2017, 05:52 PM   #12
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45@28
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Old 05-12-2017, 05:59 PM   #13
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46 to 57
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Old 05-12-2017, 06:41 PM   #14
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I believe, for hunting, a guy should shoot as much weight as he can shoot well. For me, that is 50# at my 29" DL.

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Old 05-12-2017, 08:06 PM   #15
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50 recurve, 56 longbow

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Old 05-12-2017, 08:11 PM   #16
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58 at 28
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Old 05-12-2017, 08:17 PM   #17
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54 at my length
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Old 05-12-2017, 10:28 PM   #18
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35-60
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Old 05-12-2017, 10:30 PM   #19
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60
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Old 05-12-2017, 10:53 PM   #20
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All mine are 65#'s which I've shot for over 40 yrs.
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Old 05-13-2017, 10:11 AM   #21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shortstroke 91 View Post
Between 42 and 45.
Same here. Realized somewhere along the way i went from 26" down to 23" draw which accounts for much of this.

Shooting at odd angles in bulky cold weather gear, or at odd angles around limbs or in tree stands can reduce your draw further.
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Old 05-13-2017, 10:18 AM   #22
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50 to 60 #
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Old 05-13-2017, 11:18 AM   #23
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48 at my DL, but I like my bows to say a nice even 50#@28.

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Old 05-13-2017, 03:40 PM   #24
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Anymore, I've dropped down, and try to stay in the 65 to 70# range at my draw.

Currently at 68# @ my 29.5" draw, and will probably be staying there unless I change bows some day down the road.

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Old 05-14-2017, 04:25 AM   #25
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My two Longbows are 48@28 and 43@28 but my draw length is a tad longer.

I mostly shoot the lighter poundage longbow due to back injury.

Funny thing, I shoot the same arrows out of both bows. The 48lb has factory D97 14 strand string and the 43lb has BYC 8190 14 strand string.

Rick showed me and many others that a string can make a whole lot of difference in how a bow performs.
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Old 05-14-2017, 04:58 PM   #26
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My recurve is 48 at my DL, and my longbow is 51. Those are my hunting bows. I have a bow I shoot to work on my form with that is 35 at my Draw Length.
The longbow is the one in my avatar and there was a whole lot of arrow hanging out of that sow on the back side.
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Old 05-14-2017, 06:05 PM   #27
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54 recurve and longbow.
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Old 05-14-2017, 06:14 PM   #28
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50-53 nowadays....still have some higher pound bows, but since my stroke, just don't have the strength I used to have....
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:15 AM   #29
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Interesting degree of ranges especially between longbows and recurves. That kinda surprises me but again, I am not a longbow guys.
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:23 AM   #30
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55-57# @ 28, longbows mainly. Do own some in the lower 60's, just don't shoot them much anymore.

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Old 05-15-2017, 08:35 AM   #31
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My heaviest is 57# one piece recurve made by a SW PA bowyer. My favorite is a 52# t/d longbow I built though. My lightest is 35#, a plain longbow I built and let my niece shape the handle that she brutalized. But I've never tried to fix it. I keep it around because she helped and it's a good weight to let new trad folks shoot.
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Old 05-16-2017, 05:58 PM   #32
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68 lb @32". I come from elk country originally.
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:54 PM   #33
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50 to 60 # @ 28 all one piece recurves.
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Old 05-17-2017, 03:54 PM   #34
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38# to 45#. I need to sell all the 50's and 60's I have. Shoulders can't stand those weights any longer.
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Old 05-17-2017, 03:56 PM   #35
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Low 50's for elk and early season deer.

Mid 40's for deer when it gets real cold in that treestand
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:07 PM   #36
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Longbow is 54 @28", Recurve is 49 @ 28"
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Old 05-17-2017, 05:54 PM   #37
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I have a bunch 50 to 85
My 64 gets the most use
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