ok im looking for a new bow it will be around tax time before i get the money. what do you recomend for around 700max. i have looked and looked but i havent made my mind up. i would like a 80 pound pull tho.
what are you hunting? if it is whitetails, i agree with Alpine... too high. I have mine set at 60 and that is plenty for what we do in MN. The bows now days are so fast and flat that the extra draw weight is not really used, unless you are shooting very long ranges, or really big animals.
Just wanted to comment on your choice for a bow at 80 pounds. Im not a expert bow hunter and Its very likely that your able to pull 80 pounds. However its not the amount you pull thats the problem its how much you can hold at full draw. 80 or even 70 pound bow your probley looking at 40 pounds hold and just lets say you you got a 6x6 bull elk on his way in, you got your shooting lane picked for when your going to release, hes close and you draw back then he stops for whatever reason, how long can you hold it?
I use a mathews solo cam, im a 33 inch draw length with 29 inch shafts with a overdraw for a rest. My bow sits at 62 pounds and at full draw im holding around 27 pounds and my arrow speed is 305 fps. Im able to hold my bow at full draw till the cows come home LOL, a long time.
Anyways just wanted to comment on the topic, IMO there was once a spot for 80+ pound bows till the solo cams came out.
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