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what is your kenetic energy for you hunting bow and what is ideal .
 

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I read in a bow mag you need at least 40lbs to get a pass trough on a whitetail deer. Mine is at 72lbs- I deal range is in the 60s
 

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Depends on what you want to shoot through! I would say roughly.....60 ish is enough! Unless your doin Elephants!
 

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88 ft lbs is what mine delivers.I shoot a carbon evolution 340 29 inches long with a 100 gr thunderhead at 295 fps out of my Mach 8.
 

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I've got 106 ft lbs of energy. I'm shooting 85 lbs. XX78 2514 @ 28-3/4" 500 grains at 310 ft per sec. Flat shooting, 0-40 yards 1 pin.
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im shooting 72.16ft lbs shooting a hoyt cybertec on 65# with a 400gr. acc 360 with a 115 gr muzzy think that will do the job :D :D i do:D :p
 

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Right now I'm at 50ft/lbs KE. Here's what Easton has to say about KE and hunting:

Easton’s recommendations for KE on specific size animals are listed in the chart below. It’s very interesting to note that throughout history many large animals have been cleanly harvested with less KE than advised in the chart. This is not to say, however, that you should purposefully ‘under-power’ yourself.

KE Hunting Usage
25 ft. lbs. For Small Game
25-41 ft. lbs. For Medium Game (deer, antelope, etc.)
42-65 ft. lbs. For Large Game (elk, black bear, wild boar, etc.)
65 ft. lbs. for Toughest Game (Cape Buffalo, Grizzly, etc.)"

Hope this helps. Be safe.
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jbatel said:
I've got 106 ft lbs of energy. I'm shooting 85 lbs. XX78 2514 @ 28-3/4" 500 grains at 310 ft per sec. Flat shooting, 0-40 yards 1 pin.
JB
I've just got one question...

What the hell are you shooting! Sounds like it's gotta be a Black Knight II or something...:cool:
 

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Oh my gosh, some of you guys must have gorlilla arms! Here's my inpressive setup: 49 ft. #'s of KE with a Mathews Feathermax set at 58 pounds with a 28" draw length. Shooting a whopping 248 FPS with 360 grain arrows.

That's enough for my Wisconsin whitetails. When I buy a new bow I'll be hoping for somewhere in the high 50's range. If I can push a 360 grain arrow at around 270 fps(should be easy enough to get close with a Bowtech, even at my specs), that'll get me in the area.

Ideal for me would be in the area of 60 ft. pounds for deer in the 150-220 pound range. Saying that, I would probably push over 100 lbs. of KE if I could. I like my shoulders too much to do that to myself. I think a setup pushing over 70 ft. pounds would be getting on the verge of hard to shoot a lot and hold for long periods of time.

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