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80% vs 65% letoff.....why?

I just picked up a new bow. (PSE Brute LT, I'm very happy with it for the money....couldnt afford a mathews or hoyt with the same features)

anyways....I can set the cam to give me a 80% or a 65% let-off.....

what reasons would anyone want less let-off? 80% is nice because i barely have to hold any weight......is there a practical reason to want 65% instead??

share your insight!

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80% vs 65% letoff.....why?

I think the only reason is if you shoot an animal with a 80% let off and want to enter it into the P&Y book you can do it but they put an asterisks by your entry. If you do it with 65% letoff you enter your record with no asterisk.

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80% vs 65% letoff.....why?
CVC wrote:
I think the only reason is if you shoot an animal with a 80% let off and want to enter it into the P&Y book you can do it but they put an asterisks by your entry. If you do it with 65% letoff you enter your record with no asterisk.

really? thats odd......oh well....

I just thought maybe it affected the ballistics of the arrow......maybe i was losing out on some performance or something...

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80% vs 65% letoff.....why?

What CVC says is true. I would also add, though, that my impression from shooting compound bows is that a bow with 80% let off tends to be a little more form sensetive.

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Performance with 80 / 65 % let off

You will get somewhere in the 2 - 3 FPS increase in arrow velocity with the 65 % let off as opposed to the 80 %. The trade off is having to hold the extra weight. For a quick shot it doesn't make that much of a difference. But if you come to ful draw and your quarry looks directly at you and you have to hold for an extended period of time, you will greatly appreciate the 15% difference in let off.

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Re: 80% vs 65% letoff.....why?
jeep4x4greg wrote:
I just picked up a new bow. (PSE Brute LT, I'm very happy with it for the money....couldnt afford a mathews or hoyt with the same features)

thanks

So another guy refused to pay for Mathews advertising Thumbs up

And for the record that bow you have is as good /better than a Mathews .

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80% vs 65% letoff.....why?

I have a Mathews and I like it. Nothing wrong with a PSE or other brands, but I prefer my Mathews and I've owned two PSE's and one Hoyt.

You just have to find the right bow for you and fortunately there are lots to choose from that are good bows.

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80% vs 65% letoff.....why?

A lot finger shooters prefer a 65% let off so they get a better release. I prefer a 80% with fingers. some bow and cam combos set at 65% have a very short valley and can be a handfull to shoot. and yes you do gain some speed at 65% .

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