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It has been about 3 weeks that I have injured my right shoulder (AC separation) I am itching to shoot my bow but have set a date-Sept 18th.
I want to crank down the poundage of my bow to about 52-55 lbs.

The question is, is that enough KE and poundage to kill a deer? I am 28" draw shooting Easton Axis 400's 100 grain broadheads (Tekan II).

I am back to work, no restrictions.....
 

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Rest assured.....even 45 lbs. is plenty to pass-thru a deer with a modern compound and cut-on-contact heads.....

Your 52-55 lbs. will be plenty! :wink:
 

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No problem!
 

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Im shooting 51 at 26.5in this year and I know Ill have to problem cause ive done it with less. You will have no problem.
 

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is a tekan 2 a mechanical? if it is get a big 2 blade fixed or a small 4 blade fixed. tune it up and you'll be ok, just stay away from big bones.
 

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Rest assured.....even 45 lbs. is plenty to pass-thru a deer with a modern compound and cut-on-contact heads.....

Your 52-55 lbs. will be plenty! :wink:
Yep...I'd be confident that'd work out with a well tuned bow shooting a sharp two bladed Magnus Stinger or something like that.
 

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Nice

Thanks guys for all the quick responses and input. Will be cranking that bow down end of next week, that keeps the tempatation to a dull roar!!!

Good luck to all
 

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I shot 40# for a year after a shoulder injury. Killed 2 deer and blew through both of them:)
 

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i shot at 52 lbs.for a couple years after arm and shoulder problems.(i am only at 56 right now for hunting) you will have no problem blowing thru them.put her in the boiler room,youll be fine.
 

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35# min. in PA. I know several kids that had pass thrus with that min. weight. Cut on contact broad heads & under 20 yds. They had no problems.

Ray Ray
 

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As long as you can put the arrow where it needs to be you won't have a problem:wink: Good luck!
 

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I did a number on my shoulder a few years back, and had to hunt with a Hoyt Mystic Contender wheelie bow in 50-60lb.

The first season I was shooting at 52lbs with Beman 500 ICS hunters and Rocket Steelheads. The next season I was up to 58lbs. (My 50lb Magnatec shoots the exact same arrow 25fps faster).

I didn't take shots over 30yds, and I only took broadside or slightly quartering away shots, but I shot about a dozen deer with it before it was retired. A newer Hoyt/Bowtec/matthews @ 50lbs is enough HP for any responsible shot.
 
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