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Is it better to shoot a 60-70lb bow at 60lbs or a 50-60 at 60lb? looking for a used bow to shoot 3d but everything i like is 60-70 . I realy want a 50-60
 

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Its better to shoot a bow at or near max weight...they are designed to meet specs this way.
Backing a bow off 10# can make the draw length long, brace height increase, axle to axle spec short.
Sure you can tune a bow thats backed down...but it is better to purchase one with the preferred draw weight at or near its max.
 

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If you want to shoot 60 lbs then get a 50-60. The bow is spec'd at its maximum draw weight.
 

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Is it better to shoot a 60-70lb bow at 60lbs or a 50-60 at 60lb? looking for a used bow to shoot 3d but everything i like is 60-70 . I realy want a 50-60
Then wait for a 50-60. If you don't you will never be happy. I've been told by very smart and expirianced archers, that the differance is so small that a 10 time world champion could not gain an advantage with one over the other.
 

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Thats whats I though but I figured the smarter than me people here could reassure that. Shot a 194 on a 20 target coarse yesterday with my lil bmxs , its a fun family outing . Now ive got the bug bad for a lil better target bow
 

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For a bow your going to shoot alot , I would go 50-60 . I made the switch , and now i can shoot all day if i want to .
 

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I like 65 pounds so I had to go with a 70 pound bow
 

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Honestly, It doesn't matter THAT much. so you gain a little brace....VERY little. Or loose a little ATA (even less) the arrow is still going to go where you point it (though perhaps a couple fps slower).
Benefit to the 60-70# limbs....over time they will become 58-68# limbs....better than 48-58# limbs if your looking to shoot 60#
 

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Actually with the efficiency of today's bows, shooting a 70lb bow at 60 is just fine. Yes the specs will change slightly, but the performance of the bow will not be negatively affected. Some manufacturers have even recently found that 70lb limbs are faster even when turned down, so a 70 at 60 shoots an IBO arrow faster than a 60 at 60.
 

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Thats interesting rutnstrut, never thought of it that way . Seriously to the beat the dead horse and use the search engine responses, if you dont like the topic dont respond. Alot of people including myself use this sight for useful info from people whom are more knowledgeable.
 

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What"s wrong with your bow madness?
 

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Not a thing,Ilove the lil bow for hunting. But,snatching back 70lbs gets hard to pull back and hold for 20-30 shots .
 

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I shoot a 50-60 bc my back problems so its set at 55#. I wont go down in weight but I know and feel good about my max being 60# and being able to shoot anytime without my back acting up.

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