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Harvested a buck with a low poundage bow Can't be lol

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Broke out the old Elite Spirit this weekend. I was shooting this bow at 48.6lbs. with a Goldtip Velocity 400 spine with a 50 grain insert, broadhead was a G-5 Striker 100 grains and AAE Max Stealth vanes. Total arrow weight is 405 grains. I know it’s no Boone and Crocket, but I shot this buck at 23 yards quartering away. The arrow went in just above the shoulder and completely passed through the other side on to the ground. Buck only traveled 35 yards and was down for the count. I haven’t shot anything over 50lbs. for the last 12 years. This goes to show a well-placed arrow at low poundage is effective. This bow is only shooting 228 feet per second slow by today’s standards. In my calculations this set up is producing 47 pounds of kinetic energy. With the bows that are coming out for 2023 you could probably shoot a 45lbs. bow and be shooting faster speeds with the same arrow weight. Bottom picture is how I found him laying.
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Sticks & rocks. as for the bow string.

What did Native Americans use as string?
Bow strings most frequently were made of sinew (animal back or leg tendon), rawhide, or gut. The Dakota Indians also used cord made from the neck of snapping turtles. Occasionally, plant fibers, such as inner bark of basswood, slippery elm or cherry trees, and yucca were used.
 

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Sticks & rocks. as for the bow string.

What did Native Americans use as string?
Bow strings most frequently were made of sinew (animal back or leg tendon), rawhide, or gut. The Dakota Indians also used cord made from the neck of snapping turtles. Occasionally, plant fibers, such as inner bark of basswood, slippery elm or cherry trees, and yucca were used.

They used 60X Bowstrings mostly. The rich ones used GAS strings. LOL --JP
 
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