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Best draw weight with bow for hogs #2662704 10/14/11 10:39 PM
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Want to know what is the best draw weight to take out hogs with a bow is 65#s good? I also have a spyder bow at 25# will that work if not so I can use my browning f5 tornado thanks for any input


Re: Best draw weight with bow for hogs [Re: sandman05] #2662741 10/14/11 10:50 PM
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65# should be fine, some people use less. I don't think I'd try the 25# unless it was on a really small hog.

Even with the 65# you probably won't get many pass throughs on bigger hogs.

David shot a big one two weeks ago with his 70# draw and he probably got 10" of penetration. It ran about 400 yards and we found it with the arrow still perfectly intact.

On hogs I'd say the higher draw weight the better.



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Re: Best draw weight with bow for hogs [Re: Ponyboy] #2662769 10/14/11 10:58 PM
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Originally Posted By: Ponyboy


On hogs I'd say the higher draw weight the better.


Sounds about right, you need penetration




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Re: Best draw weight with bow for hogs [Re: big-tex] #2663020 10/14/11 11:56 PM
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My compounds are set at 65 and my long bow and recure's I shoot are over 50#, I wouldn't shoot a pig with anything under 40#, I don't think you'll do much good. I have had complete pass thrus and not been able to find them, with a hog it's all about placement.


Re: Best draw weight with bow for hogs [Re: bjankowski] #2664196 10/15/11 12:27 PM
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I've only shot about a dozen or so with a bow, none were real big though. Only had two that weren't pass throughs. Shooting 60lbs. Broadhead may have a lot to do with penetration too. I have a lot of muzzy 3 blades and I've had good luck so I haven't bothered to try others.


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