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poundage

  1. General Archery Discussion
    When your shooting targets in the yard or 3d, What poundage are you guys and Gals shooting. Am I trying to be too Manly shooting at 70 pounds in the back yard. Seems it might be more enjoyable at 60 or 65. I dont know
  2. PSE Archery Discussion
    Hello! just wondering if anyone knows exactly how to adjust poundage on a FireFlite 33. (Yes, I shoot a 15 year old bow. It has modern accessories if that’s any better). But yeah, I can’t find a manual anywhere on it so I figured I’d ask here. Also, if anyone knows any more info on cams or...
  3. F.I.T.A, N.A.A., Collegiate Archery, And J.O.A.D.
    When is a good time to go up in poundage? I have been going up in 2# increments and now at 36#. How long would you recommend to stay at this draw weight and what poundage would the increase look like?
  4. General Archery Discussion
    Will my low-poundage / low-FPS affect my choices when it comes to purchasing / enjoying a single-pin slider sight? I'm interested in being able to reach out to 80 yards or even 100+ — mainly for the sake of fun and shoots like the Total Archery Challenge. Right now, I pull back #58 (I could...
  5. F.I.T.A, N.A.A., Collegiate Archery, And J.O.A.D.
    Hi guys, I have a question about limb poundage which confuses me a bit. I've been shooting with 38lbs Hoyt Formula Excel limbs on my 27" Prodigy RX riser for the last four months. At my draw length of roughly 31.5" I pulled 42.7lbs on these limbs as measured with a digital bow scale multiple...
  6. Traditional Archery
    I'm going to take my bow out hunting rabbits this season, and maybe some grouse. I have a 40# recurve (at 28" but I draw 29") and I want to make sure that I get heads that can ethically kill with that poundage. I have zwickey judos, but I read that they should have at least 50# of bow force...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. F.I.T.A, N.A.A., Collegiate Archery, And J.O.A.D.
    Hello All, I am a cadet recurve shooter and am looking to be at around 40# in the near future. I currently pull somewhere around 34# out of my 27" prodigy rx and medium 32# quattros. What are the most forgiving/best shooting formula limbs? Any tips on increasing poundage? Happy shooting! :)
  10. General Archery Discussion
    I've heard that 60# is the lowest weight recommended for mechanical broadheads. What are your opinions, and what's your setup (Weight & Broadhead)? Thank you for your time.
  11. 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...
  12. F.I.T.A, N.A.A., Collegiate Archery, And J.O.A.D.
    Hello, I'm here again to ask for help. I've been shooting recurve for a year, starting with 22 pounds and now I have 36. My problem is that often I can't go through the clicker, because instead of pulling with my back, I start to rise the elbow. The thing is that I tried 20# bow and my elbow...
  13. PSE Archery Discussion
    I bought a used 2009 PSE XF GX6. So far I am very happy with it. I had it out at the shop the other day getting some arrows and asked them to turn up my poundage - it was at 65 and he asked me how far I wanted to go. A second tech notice the bow and said did you put those spacers on there - I...
  14. Coaches Corner
    What is the maximum range for a Turkey shot? I just started bow hunting. I'm shooting accurately up to 50-60 yards. I know the max range with my shotgun is about 35 yards. I would like to pull out the bow for longer shots, basically 35-60 yards... am I insane? Do others do this? Hot damn I...
  15. F.I.T.A, N.A.A., Collegiate Archery, And J.O.A.D.
    Hello! I'm going to change my limbs from 22lbs to 28lbs, I've been shooting only 18 m. As I plan to move forward, I have a question: what minimum bow poundage is good for outdoor, I mean, 50 and 70m? Sorry if it was asked before, I didn't find. Thanks in advance!
  16. General Archery Discussion
    I use search function but cannot find appropriate one. My scenario: I have a bow (Diamond Core) which is limb bolt is back out, so the poundage is set at lower value. Now, I want to put it at max poundage. Do I need to turn the bolt equally for top and bottom limb ? ie. 1 turn for top limb, 1...
  17. General Archery Discussion
    just curious to see who or how many of you shoot lighter weight indoors and than for 3d or field crank the pounds back up to deal will obstacles and wind? I personally leave mine at a comfy 62lbs all the time
  18. General Archery Discussion
    What is the lowest poundage you would use for deer and what is the lowest you would use for hog?
  19. General Archery Discussion
    I recently made the discovery that my bow is too heavy, weighing all the components, i got these results: Riser - 1133g Limbs - 438g String - 7g F. Stab. 328g Side Stabs. 288g Extender 190g Sight bar 130g Sight piece 92g Screw-in 16g P. button 16g Clicker...
  20. Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
    I am still new to the archery so sorry for the beginner question. when i look at bows it always says the FPS and then gives a list a draw weights. I am wondering doesn't the fps depend on how heavy the draw weight is? plus when your hunting dont you want your arrow traveling as fast as it canto...
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