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Old 11-17-2011, 03:47 PM
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Default Draw Weight & Arrow Length

Hey guys,
I'm shooting my bow @ 60lb. and my arrows are 26 in. long. I was wondering what you other bow hunter's draw weight and arrow length were. And your opinion on arrow length for best penetration at 60 lb. draw.

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Old 11-17-2011, 04:36 PM
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Everything is based on your draw length. If 26" is perfect for you then I wouldn't sweat it at 60 lbs draw weight you are fine for all deer hunting. I shoot my carbon arrows cut at 29" and draw 58 lbs.
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:06 PM
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draw 27.5in @63# w/28in arrows @ 285 grains w/100 grain point =385grain total
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:47 AM
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Bow draw weight 70 lbs
draw length 28"
arrow weight 385 gr
IBO 332 fps

estimated arrow speed 297 fps with 75 lbs kinetic energy.

At 60lbs draw weight I am still producing 65 lbs kinetic energy at 276 fps and could use this setup for grizzly bear and cape buffalo.

As far as your question on arrow length for best penetration, arrow length is one of the values that are the most difficult to alter. your draw length is your draw length and you should use the appropriate arrow for that draw length. there is one way to buy an extra inch or so of draw length and it may apply to you and it may not. if you are using a release that the caliper assembly extends far forward of your closed hand when drawing your bow, you could acquire a shorter release (one that extends just past the closed fingers and utilize the shortest d-loop safely possible. Penetration could also be improved with smaller diameter broadhead and heavier arrow shafts.
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Old 12-03-2011, 04:27 PM
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Archers of ole would have 100# or more draws. Some bows went up to 150#.
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