Quick Answer: When Should I Increase Draw Weight?

Is 70 lb draw too much?

For example, a bow with a 70-pound peak weight and a 80% let-off should have a holding weight of around 14-pounds.

Being able to hold a bow at full draw for 30 seconds is great, but if you’re shaking, struggling, and exhausted at the end of that time, then you’re not going to be able to make an ethical shot..

How hard is it to pull back a 40 pound bow?

So for a 40 lb bow, it means that it takes 40 lbs of force to pull back the string 28 inches for a recurve.

Will 50 pound bow kill deer?

Note that you can effectively kill deer with a 40-pound draw-weight bow. As a rule of thumb, 40 pounds of kinetic energy efficiently kills whitetails, and 50 pounds or greater is required for larger game such as elk, moose or bear.

Is 60 lb draw weight enough?

For larger game such as elk or moose a good recommendation is at least 60-65 lbs of draw weight. A general rule of thumb is that a shooter should be able to shoot a bow about 30 times in a row without being fatigued. If the shooter cannot draw the bow 30 times the draw weight should be decreased.

How do you increase your draw weight?

To shoot heavier draw weights, you must strengthen your archery muscles, and that means shooting your bow frequently. A convenient way to get that exercise is to shoot a target just a few yards away. This lets you shoot lots of arrows in a short time.

What should my draw weight be?

A Beginners Guide to Buying the Right Bow in 3 Simple StepsArcher WeightApprox. Draw Weight (Compound Bow)Medium-Frame Women (130-160 lbs.)30-40 lbs.Larger-Frame Women (160+ lbs.)45-55 lbs.Small-Frame Men (120-150 lbs.)45-55 lbs.Medium-Frame Men (150-180 lbs.)55-65 lbs.5 more rows