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#6506108 - 10/21/16 09:50 PM Progression
chital_shikari Offline
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Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 11387
Loc: Katy, TX
I started archery at age 5. I was shooting a fiberglass "long"bow that would probably come to mid-thigh for me now (I'm 5'7"). No sights, 3-finger glove. I don't even know the poundage or draw lengths, but I outgrew it by age 10: I'd pull it as far as it could be pulled and it would come up short.

Around that time, I got my first compound bow, Mission Menace, set at 21lb and 21." Was smoking bullseyes at 10yd, but barely getting the arrow out to 20. 3-pin Axion sight, NAP QuickTune 360, and TruGlo stabilizer. Upgraded to 5-pin TruGlo and QAD Hunter rest. Finished up with that bow last year @ 27" and 56lb (max poundage).

Bought the NoCam in my sigline after that. Started at 55lb and 28", now at 67lb and 28", almost exactly 1 year later. TruGlo everything, except CodeRed arrow rest.

I feel strong. smile
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#6506160 - 10/21/16 10:41 PM Re: Progression [Re: chital_shikari]
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Nice progression, with your bow at its current setting of 67lbs can you sit on the ground and draw it smoothly without sky drawing or going through extra movement?

If the answer is no I would suggest backing it off until you can. For a hunting bow I want to be able to draw that bow in a very smooth manner without extra movement for a few reasons one is less movement to possibly get busted by. Another is on a cold day one that is border line heavy can be a real pain on a cold morning with cold stiff muscles. Third sometimes in hunting you might not be in a perfect shooting position for drawing which can make the draw more difficult.

I have killed door with bows ranging from a 45lb Recurve to an 80ln compound in 1981 and 82. Poundage which I have taken the most deer 52lbs. Current bow is set at 60lbs at 28.5 inch draw. When target shooting in the Spring and Summer it is set at 29 inches. The half inch shorter is for those shots at odd positions if they happen a little shorter draw can be helpful or on a target moving getting closer to you while in a stand where you cannot shift or have a greater risk of getting busted


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#6507846 - 10/23/16 05:28 PM Re: Progression [Re: chital_shikari]
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With today's bows you can get the same performance at 60 lbs as we could at 70 lbs a few years ago.


What kind of speed are you getting at 67 lbs?
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#6508592 - 10/24/16 08:39 AM Re: Progression [Re: txtrophy85]
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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
With today's bows you can get the same performance at 60 lbs as we could at 70 lbs a few years ago.


What kind of speed are you getting at 67 lbs?


no cam at 28.. my guess 250fps.

It is not a speed bow, but talk about smooth.

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#6508604 - 10/24/16 08:46 AM Re: Progression [Re: txtrophy85]
ChrisB Online   content
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Registered: 12/20/06
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Loc: Prosper , TX
Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
With today's bows you can get the same performance at 60 lbs as we could at 70 lbs a few years ago.


What kind of speed are you getting at 67 lbs?

That's very true. I went from a 70# bow shooting 260fps a couple of years ago to a 60# Bowtech 360 shooting 302fps. You can tell the difference in how far the arrows stick in the block or blow through deer.

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#6512367 - 10/26/16 09:14 AM Re: Progression [Re: chital_shikari]
chital_shikari Offline
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Registered: 08/03/11
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I can sit and shoot without a problem; haven't done the on-knees test yet. I'm not hunting till Thanksgiving and daily practice is building my muss-kulls' memory smile

Have no idea on speed; probably gonna check it next time I go to pro shop. I am shooting 9.5gpi Axis 340s, however.
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