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Re: 50#'s...
« Reply #60 on: July 02, 2019, 11:04:31 AM »
Due to old age and medical restrictions I am limited to no more the 50# for the rest of my life.  I hunt moose most every year with one of our 19" ultra lite risers and 51# on my fingers at my 30 1/2" draw.  With a 560 gr arrow I'm about 200 fps.

I haven't had the opportunity to shoot a moose with it yet, but John shot one a few years ago with complete penetration.  Would have blown through if he hadn't clipped the shoulder on the far side.  Two blade Tuffheads did the job very nicely.

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Re: 50#'s...
« Reply #61 on: July 02, 2019, 01:13:25 PM »
Due to old age and medical restrictions I am limited to no more the 50# for the rest of my life.  I hunt moose most every year with one of our 19" ultra lite risers and 51# on my fingers at my 30 1/2" draw.  With a 560 gr arrow I'm about 200 fps.

I haven't had the opportunity to shoot a moose with it yet, but John shot one a few years ago with complete penetration.  Would have blown through if he hadn't clipped the shoulder on the far side.  Two blade Tuffheads did the job very nicely.

Mike

I can’t imagine a 560gr arrow traveling 200fps with a good broad head not taking down anything in North America.


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Re: 50#'s...
« Reply #62 on: July 11, 2019, 09:09:27 PM »
I would say that a 55 pound bow would be the perfect weight bow for the average shooter on larger big game animals but....

I shoot a 50 pound black widow that is 22 years old.  I have taken 20 species with it and many were very large critters such as wildebeest, gemsbok etc.  I do shoot heavy arrows with two blade lower profile heads like stingers on the really big stuff.  I have taken several eland with this setup with the largest one over 2,000 pounds.  I got a pass through on my last eland and none of them has traveled over 50 yards. 
I am not an advocate of low poundage bows but 50 pounds is what I can handle accurately an it is just enough bow on larger animals. 
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Re: 50#'s...
« Reply #63 on: July 12, 2019, 05:41:25 AM »
45-50 pound bows with TUFFHEAD tipped arrows kill lots of big animals every year for the last decade!
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Re: 50#'s...
« Reply #64 on: July 12, 2019, 06:45:10 AM »
I would say that a 55 pound bow would be the perfect weight bow for the average shooter on larger big game animals but....

I shoot a 50 pound black widow that is 22 years old.  I have taken 20 species with it and many were very large critters such as wildebeest, gemsbok etc.  I do shoot heavy arrows with two blade lower profile heads like stingers on the really big stuff.  I have taken several eland with this setup with the largest one over 2,000 pounds.  I got a pass through on my last eland and none of them has traveled over 50 yards. 
I am not an advocate of low poundage bows but 50 pounds is what I can handle accurately an it is just enough bow on larger animals.

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Re: 50#'s...
« Reply #65 on: July 13, 2019, 08:25:15 AM »
Due to old age and medical restrictions I am limited to no more the 50# for the rest of my life.  I hunt moose most every year with one of our 19" ultra lite risers and 51# on my fingers at my 30 1/2" draw.  With a 560 gr arrow I'm about 200 fps.

I haven't had the opportunity to shoot a moose with it yet, but John shot one a few years ago with complete penetration.  Would have blown through if he hadn't clipped the shoulder on the far side.  Two blade Tuffheads did the job very nicely.

Mike


That's about 11 gpp traveling at 200 fps. Wow. Which bow are you shooting that generates that kind of speed at 11 gpp?
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Re: 50#'s...
« Reply #66 on: July 13, 2019, 10:35:53 AM »
pdk25...one nice that hung on the wall for many years...he was slowly trotting passed from left to right...I swung and released and the deer turned inside out at the shot...he didn't go far...the arrow was buried to the fletch and had entered just behind the off shoulder as if the buck had been moving from right to left...I was most fortunate.
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