My self if I had to hunt with 40 lbs, I would look at neck shots and 20 yard max shots. I say neck because there are no bones you have to penitrate to hit vitals, the throat and main veins, and of corse the spine. Now I know the spine is made up of bone but you don't have to hit it but it's a plus if you did because then more than likely the deer dropped right there.
Now if you did a chest shot it take a lot to penitrate the rib cage, it can and has been done but I think the risk of lost wounded game wound be high with that kind of poundage at like 20 yards and anything over I woudnt even try. IMO
I have my sons bow set up at 40 lbs with 80 grain muzzy's and his bow don't have much power at 20 yards at all and it might just be his bow but I think it's the low poundage. But I'm sure at 10 to 15 yards he'll get the chance to put the smack down on a deer with it
Last edited by on_the_fly; 11-11-2011 at 04:02 PM.