Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


Is 60# enough for hunting?

Messages posted to thread:
Sir Nick 23-May-22
lefty4 23-May-22
Bushytail 23-May-22
Kentucky 23-May-22
HuumanCreed 23-May-22
[email protected] 23-May-22
The Whittler 23-May-22
The Whittler 23-May-22
JusPassin 23-May-22
Wudstix 23-May-22
BigStriper1 23-May-22
Landshark Launcher 23-May-22
grizz 23-May-22
[email protected] 23-May-22
Ben Ahrens 23-May-22
Will tell 23-May-22
Dan In MI 23-May-22
awry 23-May-22
Sir Nick 23-May-22
Batman 23-May-22
Longbow_AK 23-May-22
bradsmith2010santafe 23-May-22
GWS 23-May-22
bluesman 23-May-22
Yellah Nocks 23-May-22
Sir Nick 23-May-22
Driver 23-May-22
Babysaph 23-May-22
Uncle Lijiah 23-May-22
bradsmith2010santafe 23-May-22
Buglmin 23-May-22
Sawtooth (Original) 23-May-22
heavybows 23-May-22
Two Feathers 23-May-22
bradsmith2010santafe 23-May-22
Stan 23-May-22
heavybows 23-May-22
TGbow 23-May-22
Draven 23-May-22
Landshark Launcher 23-May-22
Blue Duck 23-May-22
Bentstick81 24-May-22
Phil/VA 24-May-22
vikingbear 24-May-22
Linecutter 24-May-22
Verdeburl 24-May-22
YH2268 24-May-22
Darryl/Deni 24-May-22
Stickshooter 25-May-22
Workaholic 25-May-22
Pdiddly2 25-May-22
Pdiddly2 25-May-22
tradmt 25-May-22
Wudstix 25-May-22
ottertails 26-May-22
Riverwolf 26-May-22
From: Sir Nick Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 23-May-22




Help please. I currently, successfully hunt deer and black bear with 40#. But recently feel I should jump up to 60#. I just don't believe 60# could kill anything? Because of my worn out arthritic wrists, I'll only get one inaccurate shot. So is it enough bow? Maybe 65?

LOL, sorry guys, just trying to give some perspective from a wimpy bow old man.

From: lefty4
Date: 23-May-22




No. 60# is not enough for hunting, and certainly not enough for bareshafting.

From: Bushytail Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 23-May-22




100# minimum for small game. 130# minimum for deer size game. 160# minimum for anything else in USA. 80# should get you enough penetration on a mouse. :^D

From: Kentucky
Date: 23-May-22




Depends on the game…small game should be fine… but anything bigger than a raccoon you should bump up to 65#…and 2 blade heads just in case of a shoulder hit

From: HuumanCreed
Date: 23-May-22




Rule of thumb is you are supposed to be able to pull 1 to 1 in regards to your weight to how much you pull. Also recommended AMO is 1 to 1.

So at my 180lbs 68 inches tall frame, I should be shooting a 68AMO 180#@28in.

Been trying to find a bow that need that minimal requirement for my 'real man' card, but being a left hander it is hard.

But don't worry, I'm still yelling....I mean 'encouraging' my 8 years old pull his 50lbs bow or else he's a baby.

From: [email protected]
Date: 23-May-22




Babysaph?

From: The Whittler
Date: 23-May-22




You will need a arrow gun something in the 45/70 range.

From: The Whittler
Date: 23-May-22




You will need a arrow gun something in the 45/70 range.

From: JusPassin
Date: 23-May-22




I hear those deer and bear are starting to wear those new micro-steel protective vests. I'd bump up to at least 80 with those new titanium Rage heads.

From: Wudstix Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 23-May-22




60# isn't enough if you can't draw it, and too much if you can't hit what you're shooting at. I would let my groups at 17.3 yards tell me what weigh is best for me.

From: BigStriper1
Date: 23-May-22




Might be good enough for them Foam 3D animals but wouldn’t dare use it on Live game, might not get a pass thru. Kurt

From: Landshark Launcher
Date: 23-May-22




Ask Frisky,he shoots 70#s.

From: grizz
Date: 23-May-22




Only with extreme FOC and single bevel heads that cost at least 30 dollars each. And of course you should also use a skinny string, no more than 6 strands.

From: [email protected]
Date: 23-May-22




If you successfully use 40# why would you think 60# wouldnt

From: Ben Ahrens
Date: 23-May-22




I weigh an extra 60# fully torqued. I would recommend doubling or tripling that figure if you want to achieve consistent success.

From: Will tell
Date: 23-May-22




My 60# bows at 28" is enough even tough I'm only pulling 14".

From: Dan In MI
Date: 23-May-22




I hit a grasshopper solidly with a 71# bow, 2217 and 145 grain head. He took off like he wasn't even hit. Saw him two weeks later hopping along with my arrow hanging out.

From: awry
Date: 23-May-22




LOL I bit hook, line, and sinker

From: Sir Nick Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 23-May-22




"I hit a grasshopper solidly with a 71# bow, 2217 and 145 grain head. He took off like he wasn't even hit. Saw him two weeks later hopping along with my arrow hanging out."

Well Dan, it's probably because you didn't have 500 grains up front.

From: Batman
Date: 23-May-22




IS this a SERIOUS question? 04-01-22 is long gone.

From: Longbow_AK
Date: 23-May-22




I killed a few bull moose, several caribou and a couple of large southeast black bears on tidal flats with a bow that is 57lbs at my draw length.

From: bradsmith2010santafe
Date: 23-May-22




I think it might be enough .. let me check some other threads,,

From: GWS
Date: 23-May-22




As usual, what I read from you guy is totally out of kilter with what is intended. Poundage is a destination for point on yardage. For me it is 40# has a point on of 20yds, 50# has a point on of 30yds and 60# has a point on of 40yds. Therfore 60# is optimal for 40yd targets only regardless of size of target. I have spent years trying to explain this to my wife and how important it is to have a bow for each intended target distance and as of today I a still need new bows for the intermediate distances. Surely I have explained this so you can understand the math for accuracy

From: bluesman
Date: 23-May-22




not a legit poster , Just look at his name if you look at his identity , and even the question is not sincere .

Seem to be getting more and more of this "stuff" to remain polite. I have gotten to the point now where I research some of these posters, there is a ton of info you can get on the internet to find legit people.

From: Yellah Nocks
Date: 23-May-22




What percentage of letoff?(heehee)

From: Sir Nick Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 23-May-22




I see that a few of you have no sense of humor. But thank goodness the rest of you have a very humorous sense.

From: Driver
Date: 23-May-22




If you're not using the latest and greatest 300 grain single bevel titanium 2'wide mechanical broadheads the draw weight is irrelevant

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 23-May-22




Troll lol

From: Uncle Lijiah
Date: 23-May-22




I shoot bows in 50-55# range and sometimes I pluck the string. I wonder if going up another 20# in draw weight would give me a smoother release?

From: bradsmith2010santafe
Date: 23-May-22




ok but is it ok to ship it in cardboard box,,

From: Buglmin
Date: 23-May-22




Well, in all reality, it depends on your draw length on that day you're gonna shoot one arrow. Given your arthritic wrists, are you able to draw to the full 60 pounds? If not, then your arrow is gonna be stiff, bad arrow flight, poor penetration. So, I hate to say it, but I agree with some of the guys, and 65# should be your minimum draw weight.

Can someone make a chart showing him the bow weight he'll have at, lets sat 24" to 28" of draw?

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 23-May-22




I like when people are in such a big hurry to tell us what they know that they fail to read the entire thread.

From: heavybows
Date: 23-May-22




I say 40#

From: Two Feathers
Date: 23-May-22




I think it depends on whether you shoot righty or lefty.

From: bradsmith2010santafe
Date: 23-May-22




I think a cardboard box is enough for a 40#

From: Stan
Date: 23-May-22




I think if you're 60, you shouldn't have to pay for a license..

From: heavybows
Date: 23-May-22

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There’s 160# to hunt bullfrogs??????

From: TGbow
Date: 23-May-22




Minimum of 60lbs..800 grain arrow is a must..lol

From: Draven
Date: 23-May-22




You need at least #100 limbs to be able to use the bow as a walking stick.

From: Landshark Launcher
Date: 23-May-22




I didn't know that BOTS shot bows.

From: Blue Duck
Date: 23-May-22




[email protected] should be fine…if you have a real man’s draw length of 36” plus.

From: Bentstick81
Date: 24-May-22




160# @28"?????? Man, that even looks painful. 8^)

From: Phil/VA
Date: 24-May-22




You're going to be way overbowed at 60 pounds, I wouldn't go a single ounce over 59 pounds.

From: vikingbear
Date: 24-May-22




Personally I think you should eat your Wheaties and move up to 80 lbs. Time to be a man and show you can.

From: Linecutter
Date: 24-May-22




60#'s is only good for Bow Fishing in very shallow water on fish under 1 pound. Any fish over that weight, the scales will cause the arrow to deflect off of the fish. DANNY

From: Verdeburl
Date: 24-May-22




You can stay at a low poundage but will need to use explosive tips to increase the killing capabilities. You can also tie oil soak rags to the arrow tips, and just set the animal on fire, and this saves a lot of time because you can just wait a little after the shot, and begin eating the animal right where you killed it. No need to increase poundage just use other tactics with lighter bow poundage's Just funnin with you. I've taken a lot of game with 43#-48# and have no plans to ever change. When I was younger I shot a take down with 70#, and a set of 58# limbs--got smart, and went back to lighter poundage, and never looked back.

From: YH2268 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 24-May-22




Years ago I was shooting a recurve that was 60# @ my 3o" draw and was shooting through 3/4" plywood. I was showing my dad what I had done and ask him what he thought about that. He said, "that great if your gone hunt plywood".

From: Darryl/Deni
Date: 24-May-22




I love it and almost bit till read it all.

From: Stickshooter Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 25-May-22

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The only bow and arrow combo I shoot now.

From: Workaholic
Date: 25-May-22




I don't know anyone personally that would be able to hold up a 60# bow, one handed at arms length, and then pull the string back. That sounds like an awful heavy bow. Something that heavy, why not just sneak up on the game, and club it over the head? Me? I'll stick with my little 5# bow, I know I can hold it at arms length.

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 25-May-22

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I do know that a 60# bow is heavy enough for shooting crabapples!

2117 with a 165 grain Hex Head blunt...apple never knew what hit it...

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 25-May-22

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Use enough bow!!

Notice that combo had the striking power to cut a groove in the stump the apple was perched on, contemplating its next move, which was its last move!!

From: tradmt
Date: 25-May-22




60# is my go to for fishing, high 40’s for everything else.

From: Wudstix Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 25-May-22




Shoot what you're comfortable with.

From: ottertails
Date: 26-May-22




Aeh, you ain't wimpy, ya just need to "hold your mouth right' Been saying this for years...yet nobody listens.

From: Riverwolf
Date: 26-May-22




baby-Nick ...is that you ? ;^)))





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