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    For some reason I get better groups with 45# than I do with 30#. I’m not sure if it’s a better release or what but I shoot much better with 40-45 than 30-35. Is there anything to this? Obviously I can shoot much longer with lighter poundage limbs but I just couldn’t figure why this happens. I’m...
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    Hello, I have a quick question to make sure I have my brain wrapped around the concept. I have two risers I have completed and both are 21 inch. One is a Hoyt Spectra lite hunter and the second is a Bear BB (see pics for BB). If I place medium length TT 2.0 Blackmax limbs on them I will lose...
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    I hunt with 43-46# bows and always end up with an arrow weight of about 9.5 gpp. I am always in the 405-420 range. Currently I am shooting 43# and 405 grains. I have no issue with penetration using a two blade head I just would like a little more blood trail. I limit my shots and only take...
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    I've been searching wide and far for a nice vintage bow to learn on. ( I just don't want to buy a new bow, love the look of the older ones.) It seems that finding a bow @25-35 lbs draw is difficult due to the fact that the majority of vintage bows out there are 45-55 lb. I know that is desired...
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    Hi. First time poster here. For any given limb weight the owners manual for a Das Dalaa Says to not exceed plus or minus 5 percent of the limb weight marked on the bow. I have the 29# limbs set at 30 1/2 with a lot of adjustment left. I had the limbs at 32lbs and the bow was quieter. So could...
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    Is there any formula or idea of how many FPS you pick up per pound on a 550grn arrow from a recurve? I’m trying to get the most out of my Samick Sage for hunting.
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    How has your bow poundage changed as you age? In my 20's I shot 70 lbs on my recurves and longbows. In my 30's I shot about 60 lbs, and in my 40's i dropped down to about 52 lbs. I turn 50 this year, and i am shooting about 48 lbs. I can still pull and shoot those heavier bows, but they are...
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    I wanted to see what you guys thoughts was on this. Especially those who are shooting low poundage. Or always have... I have been shooting trad since I was young and there are some durations or times during those years I didn't shoot trad all way through. But still shot compounds regularly...
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    I've got this set of arrows and can easily source them and custom cut/fletched from a local archery shop. Instead of trying to find the right arrows based on draw weight of a bow, I'm trying to do the opposite. I want to find the optimum bow poundage based on my arrows. Can this be done? I'm...
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    Hi Guys, I'm hoping to get your opinion on the WF19 as far as limb poundage scaling. I have about a 27" drawlength, and my experience with the WF19 is that there isn't much change in limb poundage whether it's rated at 17", 19" or 25" risers. I've shot some Tradtech limbs at pull a little...
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    I shoot a 60# Bear Super Kodiak and wanted to add a takedown bow with a similar draw weight (55# or 60#). Looking harder at a warf bow but might find a good used riser and buy limbs. However, as I was looking at various risers on eBay some suggest there is a max poundage of as low as 38#. Is...
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    The beginner thread starts out - I'm just getting started in trad, but have shot an 85 pound compound for years. I'm 6'4" and 225, work out everyday. What arrows do I need for my 65 pound recurve? Everyone knows what the next responses are. You need to start with 25-30 pounds. Sometimes...
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    I've been at archery for a few years now, started with 25# and currently shooting about 33# and feel like dominating it. Naturally I'm not hunting with this setup. I'd like to shoot 40#/45# and dominate it. I'm beginning to wonder whether my bow arm is the reason I'm not progressing (it broke...
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    For those of you shooting Hex 7.5 ILF what is the marked poundage of the limb and what do you get on your riser? Riser length? Looking for max # readings. I think Border marks for 25" riser and 3 turns out
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    I've been off archery for 5 months while I started training BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) which was the other thing I wanted to tick off in addition to shooting trad bow. I clearly haven't ingrained the shot cycle and being in 100% control of the shot... was quite a disaster at the indoor range...
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    Title says it all, I am curious as to what poundage you folks run for Indoor and the same question for IBO 3d. I would like to shoot Trad Hunter but I am considering Modern Longbow as I happen to shoot this particular set up better. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    I shoot 40# recurve for whitetails and typically use two blade heads. I just ordered some Dirtnap DRT HD heads which resemble silver flame heads with bleeder blades. Now I am thinking, "Will the bleeder blades hinder penetration?" Let me know what you think if the bleeder blades will hinder...
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    Ok, I have been shooting my 41# @ 28" Bob Lee really great all summer. I draw 27.5". I have been shooting 29" 1916 with 125 grain point, 3 5" shield feathers, wrap. I still have to bare shaft, but I feel like I am at least in the ballpark. I like the weight of this setup (over 11 gpp) and am...
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    Hi everyone. I am currently shooting a recurve with 60 lb limbs, however, I only have about a 24" draw, so in reality, I am only pulling about 45 lbs. I am considering buying a longbow, but most of them that I have seen have a max. of 55 lb. limbs. This would effectively lower my draw weight to...
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    Go white water rafting! I just finished guide school to be a white water river guide and found muscles I didn't know I had. And grew some that were non existent before then. And when I got around to shooting my bow (45#) felt like my pse snake practice bow (about 20#).
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