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General Hunting => Archery => Topic started by: Boom on February 15, 2019, 03:44:40 PM

Title: Pride.
Post by: Boom on February 15, 2019, 03:44:40 PM
i put Pride on hold recently.  i've come to grips lately with things.
just got my bow back yesterday.  had 50-60lbs installed.  shot a bunch up close in my garage while the skies proceeded to fill my rain gauge to the 5" mark (in 3 days).  i pulled out my chronograph and shot a disappointing by VERY consistent 242 fps., ,my bow limbs are still turned down.  the pro-shop told me it is at 55 lbs.  (unconfirmed by me).  arrow programs tell me i will get 258 when i crank it up to approx 62lbs.  but that is way later.  55 will plunk a turkey just perfectly!!
i need to start shooting lots!  a lighter draw killed my last excuse to do so. :)
anyone shooting low poundage..can we start a support group? :D
Title: Re: Pride.
Post by: ribo451 on February 16, 2019, 01:43:51 PM
My Mom and Dad both shoot lighter poundage than most. I think my Dads bow is set around 55# and my Mom is around 50#. I shoot 70# but I don't have any better results than they do. I have wondered about turning mine down as my shoulders give me trouble from time to time.
Title: Re: Pride.
Post by: DTP on February 16, 2019, 02:49:14 PM
Cliff, Iíve jilled everything with my bow at 59lbs.


Not super light, but not super heavy either.

Title: Re: Pride.
Post by: Ol Arky on February 19, 2019, 01:00:57 PM
With my older bows I always shot anywhere from 40 to 45 since they were not adjustable... When I started shooting adjustable bows I settled on 56#....