I am 69. Guns, kick does not bother me if very infrequent like a deer rifle. Shooting trap, if 12 gauge, I want gas operated action to reduce recoil. But then you shoot 50 rounds. Bow, the progression as a kid weight went up as I grew, of course. Shot 60# a few years. Thought I needed 70, hurt myself. Recovered back to 60, until I was 64 and went to 50. Comfy for me still and more than enough to kill a whitetail. But not every person has the same body type. After all there are people who can shoot a hundred pounds of more and not get hurt. Not many but some.Seems to me that the older I get the less I like rifle recoil and high poundage bows. Anyone else notice that?
Lol I started worth a crossbow and found it was no challenge and way to easy...I never found much need nor joy in practicing with it so my son and I got bows... Way more fun. The crossbow hasn't been taken out of it's case in 2 years. If I hadn't gotten vertical bows I would have stuck with guns for hunting.Crossbows have negated the need for worry about draw weight. You just have to convince yourself to shoot one
Perhaps in your case & your state. In the State I reside in Archery hunting means hunting with a vertical bow that will not allow a mechanical means of maintaining the bow in a drawn condition. Exceptions are allowed for those deemed disabled.Crossbows have negated the need for worry about draw weight. You just have to convince yourself to shoot one
80fps or 8fps??? I would expect 8-10 fps assuming the same draw weight, A2A and brace. 80fps seems excessive unless your going from a recurve to a compound.I also have a 10 year old bow set to the same draw weight as my newer one. They are shooting around 80 fps different with the same arrows.