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poundage

since my bow is a youth bow it only goes up to 52.5 pounds with a fps speed at 237 if i turn it down so i can hold it longer what weight do you recomend?

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What are you hunting>? Really the highest poundage you can stand to pull back in your case. 45 pounds in most states is the minimum I believe. Try to work out with some weights if your having trouble at 50lbs. A couple of weeks with some small dumbells and push ups will really make a difference.

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whitetails and turkey. its not that i cant pull it i can i shoot my dads at 60 my bow has no let off really but ill try it

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diamondman197 wrote:
since my bow is a youth bow it only goes up to 52.5 pounds with a fps speed at 237 if i turn it down so i can hold it longer what weight do you recomend?

Im a bowhunter in alberta, canada and here the min pounds needed is 40 pounds and that enough to go though the hide of a moose

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Hi think i might have posted earlier to wrong place. Ill post here. Im a bowhunter in alberta canada. My solocam is 60 pounds max and i choose that weight so im only holding around 27 pounds at full draw. In alberta the min pound for bows is 40 pounds and thats enough to cut into a moose. Hope this helps

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shoot what is compfortable

Shot placement is far more important than your draw weight. If you are shooting 40 pounds with a good fixed blade broadhead you should have no problem taking down deer,turkey ,bears etc.
Good luck.

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i shoot expandables now and i have taken down a deer.

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diamondman197 wrote:
i shoot expandables now and i have taken down a deer.

I thought you were saying that you were lowering the poundage on your bow which would lead me to think that you didn't know that expandables and low poundage bows are not good matches. They are not the best combo, but more power to ya.

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oh no i knew that i have decided to keep it i have been working out alot more and i am getting 60 pound limbs next year.

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