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ft. lbs. to be effective

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what kind of foot pounds are necessary to take game with a bow? I primarily hunt whitetails with my bow and by each and everything I have been told, a bow is not effective past 30 yards because it wont have enough foot pounds. so what do I need?
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A bow is plenty effective past 30 yards. Expecially with moern compounds. I would shoot for at least 40 ft lbs ok KE. That is good for at least 30 yards for a whitetail. Ideally you'll want 50ft lbs, and that is more then enough within a reasonable distance.
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