PDA

View Full Version : why so many 60#



stikbow26
12-15-2011, 12:11 PM
Why so many 60#lb Answers out there but no 70#.. I want a 70# Answer and cant find one in Michigan

TheFist
12-15-2011, 12:21 PM
Men are no longer men. Its **** near impossible to find a 70lb bow these days.

ArcherAdam
12-15-2011, 12:27 PM
There is really no need anymore. Todays 60 was yesterdays 70. It seems that a lot of people now shoot higher rated IBO bows at lower poundage that average performing bows at a higher weight.

Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk

TheFist
12-15-2011, 12:31 PM
The above is demasculine propaganda. Even though I'll snicker, I'll let 60 slide on the 3d course, but hunting...I can't do it.

BlindBuck
12-15-2011, 12:45 PM
There is really no need anymore. Todays 60 was yesterdays 70. It seems that a lot of people now shoot higher rated IBO bows at lower poundage that average performing bows at a higher weight.

Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk

Agreed I do not see a reason, shot 80lbs for years, then 70lb, now an unmanly 60. But my arrow shoots just as flat and flatter from my 80lb days and goes just as far through the deer.

Felix
12-15-2011, 01:46 PM
also have another point of view. 60 pounds are relatively easy to handle ... 70 pounds are too large. We know that lowering the poundage of a bow from 70 pounds to 65 (adjusting screws) does not make it. Raise the "power" of an 60 pounds by turning the cable does not lead to large increases.
No manufacturer brings to the market bows at just 65 pounds?

340axis
12-15-2011, 01:47 PM
Men are no longer men. Its **** near impossible to find a 70lb bow these days.

I did not say it this time!!!!!

KodiakArcher
12-15-2011, 01:49 PM
I've had 2 70lb Answers come in. They can be had for the asking but if I were just deer hunting out of a tree I wouldn't be shooting more than 60.

Belicoso
12-15-2011, 03:05 PM
also have another point of view. 60 pounds are relatively easy to handle ... 70 pounds are too large. We know that lowering the poundage of a bow from 70 pounds to 65 (adjusting screws) does not make it. Raise the "power" of an 60 pounds by turning the cable does not lead to large increases.
No manufacturer brings to the market bows at just 65 pounds?

Lotīs of manufactures do offer 65lbs max bows!

Felix
12-15-2011, 04:14 PM
I' m glad to hear, when I came in U.S.A I'll buy what I need.
In Europe, the choice is very limited, importers are limited to the usual 4-5 brands.
Already difficult to find a Bear or APA. Imagine a 65 lbs!

timmymac24
12-15-2011, 04:26 PM
I turned my man card for 70# bows a while back and my shoulders continue thank each and every time I shoot but I am also 43 not the strapping 23 year old I once was...aging tends to have its way with knees and shoulders.

pbuck
12-15-2011, 04:50 PM
My 70 pound Answer is backed off to 65#. That is just what I like to shoot. I'm trying to find a set of 123def. limbs to make it a 65# max bow so I'll likely sell or trade the 114's (70# on Answer) when I find some.

thumper
12-15-2011, 04:54 PM
Not a man because I don't shoot 70#'s anymore , HUH now I'm insulted . Besides that ,how did you know I sit down to pee . :)

callmin
12-15-2011, 06:01 PM
Why so many 60#lb Answers out there but no 70#.. I want a 70# Answer and cant find one in Michigan

Ya and they are probably all in Ninja too. That is all I am finding are Ninja bows.

Twisted Archer
12-15-2011, 06:19 PM
I believe Elite stated they started with all Ninja's in 60 lb with 28" & 29" mods, then they went from what I have heard and it could be wrong and started making AT & camo Answer's in the same configuration. All the 70 lb Answer's and different mods were run later, again from what I heard most wanted 60 lb bows since the speed loss is minimal against a 70 lb Answer.

bow_hunter44
12-15-2011, 06:24 PM
Why so many 60#lb Answers out there but no 70#.. I want a 70# Answer and cant find one in Michigan

Perhaps the mean age of archers is increasing... If that is the case; older participants = lower poundage bows.

Smart
12-15-2011, 07:08 PM
I turned my man card for 70# bows a while back and my shoulders continue thank each and every time I shoot but I am also 43 not the strapping 23 year old I once was...aging tends to have its way with knees and shoulders.


Same here.....There are much better and fun ways to measure ones manhood.....plus I don't I have any deficiencies to make up for...:loco:......61lbs maxed is fine by me..:)


.

Done Right
12-15-2011, 08:03 PM
70lbs is are biggest salers in all the brands of bows we sale.I am 46 years old and i will continue shooting 70 untill i cant no more it is just my preferance.Alot of guys say they like heavier poundage for it holds steader i guess it is what you like.

Rick
12-15-2011, 08:15 PM
I can't agree more with the OP. I have always shot 70lbs and maxed usually get 72 or 73. Try getting 80lbs which is a real man's bow. The 70's will work but have you ever shot one pin out to 40 yds. try it you'll like it. I only shoot one pin and have been lucky to take nice bucks out to 40 yds right on. Now my quest is to find an Elite fast enough to shoot one pin out to 50yds. and feel like my Pure. Possible? maybe I have bought and sold 7 Elites so far looking for "THE ONE" maybe a 80 lb GT500!!!!!

bgriff008
12-15-2011, 09:18 PM
Mine is maxed at 62. I liked the feel of the 65 set on my uncles mathews z. And would like to get limbs for my Z28 to max it at 65, but for 3 more lbs. Not sure I want to spend $100 to get it there. The 70# Z28 was too much for me and I didnt want to have to turn the bow down. So I went with the 60. Still shoots fast enough for me.