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  1. Getting my first trad bow, questions

    Traditional Archery
    So I've been strictly crossbow hunting for 8 years now and have had plenty of success with bear, deer, and some with spring gobbler. Life story aside, I've been looking for a takedown recurve because I do a lot of off-grid backpacking and it would be nice if I'm able to do some hunting while...
  2. A rezult max out at 40# or a 50# with 3 turns out ?

    Elite Archery Discussion
    Hi, I have been shooting a PSE Xpression for over 2 years now and would like to change to an Elite Rezult. Right now I am shooting at 18m paper target only and my draw weight is set at 39.5 pounds on my PSE (a 50# bow with 10 turns down). I am 53 and I can't draw the PSE at 50# with enough...
  3. My drawweight is currently 45 lbs. Should my new bow have 40-50, or 50-60?

    General Archery Discussion
    Hi all, I started shooting compound a few months ago, and I got a compound bow with 45 lbs of draw weight. This feels fine, but I'm buying a new bow, and I'm wondering whether I should get a 40-50 lbs or 50-60 lbs bow. My thinking is that I can probably shoot 50 lbs without too much problem...
  4. Spines and Bows

    General Archery Discussion
    Hello. This is my first post on Archery Talk, and have a few questions with perhaps a longer answers... My questions: Are stiffer spine arrows safe to use with a lower draw weight compound? How does a stiffer spine affect accuracy on a lower poundage bow? How does a stiffer spine affect...
  5. Smokin deal hs2 clone

    General Archery Discussion
    I found this on amazon.. Figured for $13 w/Prime shipping, why not try it? I'll keep you posted.
  6. Is 60# draw weight too light?

    General Archery Discussion
    I recently posted a picture of my deer on another site and it showed that my arrow didn't pass through. I got asked about my setup and I got a lot of questions about my 60 lb draw weight. Just curious how many other archers have theirs lower?? Is there a calculator online that tells you what you...
  7. New Shooter - When to increase draw weight

    ArcheryTalk Women
    My wife is brand new to archery and is starting out shooting the Hoyt Klasher with a 25" draw length and a 30lb draw weight. She is really enjoying shooting but wants to be able to pull more weight and have the arrow travel flatter through the air. End goal is to be able to hunt later this...
  8. Help with a Hoyt Powertec 98

    Hoyt Archery Discussion
    Near as I can tell, I have an old Powertec 98 on my hands. I purchased it used about 17 years ago and shot heavily on targets for a couple of years before real life intervened and it's just sat around since. I dust it off every now and again, but it's pretty clear that this piece of fine...
  9. self bow draw weight

    Traditional Archery
    Hey everyone! I have been out of the woods for too long and this year am making it a priority to get back to what I love. I also decided to go completely traditional and have made a couple of you finish bow kits. Im getting ready to start my first true from scratch build. I will either be...
  10. Traditional archery bow string strands.

    General Archery Discussion
    Hi, I recently bought the Tigershark recurve from Southwest Archery (Samick Sage reproduction that isn't licensed) at 60 lbs of draw weight. When I try to string the bow with the bowstring that came with it, I couldn't get it strung with my bow stringer. I own 2 recurves (Samick Sage at 40 lbs...
  11. Swapping Limbs on a Hoyt Carbon Spyder?

    Hoyt Archery Discussion
    ​I have a Hoyt Carbon Spyder 34. Specs: Left-handed; 70 pound limbs; #2 cams; 28 1/2 inch draw; (module adjustable form 27-29 inches) I'm right handed with a left master eye. Thus, I shoot left handed — with my weak arm. So I struggle to pull over 60 pounds. 55 to 58 pounds is ideal for me. And...
  12. Stinger X weight adjustment

    General Archery Discussion
    Hey Members of acherytaqlk , just chasing after some help. I've recently purchased my first bow and it has arrived today. I decided to go with the RTS Stinger X package I found for sale second hand. I'm wanting to adjust to 50LB, but currently the limb bolts are really hard to turn and there is...
  13. Browning Nomad "I" Stalker - Draw weight and string length

    General Archery Discussion
    Hello I know someone will tell me do a search and I tried but gave up since either Nomad, or "I" or "Stalkr is missing in description. I just want to know what is the suggested length of a draw string, and what is the draw weight that this recurve came with. I ended buying this for practicing...
  14. Draw Weight for Beginner Female

    General Archery Discussion
    Hello, So i recently completed a six week beginner course in archery and have decided to take up the sport (Ive wanted to do it for ages!) I'm really excited and, with my clubs guidance, went out and bought my first bow and equipment. I was using 18-20lb limbs in the beginner course and was...
  15. Exercises for increasing draw weight

    ArcheryTalk Women
    Hi, I started shooting at 25lbs and moved up to 30 and then 35 within a year and a half. I've now been at 35 lbs for over a year. I've tested out 40 lbs a couple times in the last 9 months but have always found myself shaking too much. I seem to have plateaued :sad: Does anyone have...
  16. Looking for bow scale recommendation

    Bow Tuning
    I'm looking to purchase a good quality bow scale to measure peak draw weight. Holding weight measurements would be nice too but I don't care as much about that. It seems like everything that I come accross online has received a fair amount of poor reviews. Inconsistency seems to be the...
  17. measuring holding weight

    General Archery Discussion
    I hate to post another one of these "what scale should I buy" threads. I searched the forums and read through a ton of threads on scales. I recently bought a silverback release from John Dudley of Nock on. I need a scale to measure my holding weight to be able to set it up. Dudley shows...
  18. What's My Draw Weight?

    General Archery Discussion
    So I started archery seriously recently, but I don't know what my maximum draw weight is. I just need to know if there is a way to test how much I can pull back, without buying a new bow or possibly breaking one. Thanks! I shoot with recurve bows by the way.
  19. ILF Limb question

    Traditional Archery
    I am building a bow with ILF limbs and want to know how to determine the bows draw weight before buying the limbs. I'll be using a Hoyt Dorado riser. Is there a formula or rule of thumb for determining the draw weight with different limbs?
  20. How to determine Max Draw Weight 2009 Black Ice?

    Diamond Archery Discussion
    I shoot a 2009 Diamond Black Ice that is set at a 27" draw length and I was recently told by a Cabelas Archery department employee that my bow is set at 54 lbs, but that he would not be able to increase the draw weight. When I purchased the bow I thought that it was a 60+. How can I determine...