Originally Posted by Kytopgun
Wow JE you are the only guy past 60 that could shoot that poundage . You should do promos for any and al bow mfg. my hats off to you. That would have to be in 1% of world or 1 person in world
But not realy. My friend that shot the re curve at over 80 pounds is still at it and he is 64.
I am a fairly large guy at 6'5'' and 290 pounds and still very active in all things that I like.
When I started bow hunting ,like everyone else I started with a Jennings Model T set on 60
pounds and worked up over the next 30+ years.
So If a person shoots a lot and continually adds a couple of pounds each season he will get
there if he wants to.
Like I said , With all of the improvments in archery equipment there is realy no need to
go to that high of a draw weight but when I started the Allen compound bow (The very first
compound to be built)had just came out.
So I grew up with the compound bows and saw many changes. My favorite bow still has
wheels (In lieu of cams) and has 30% break over.
Some of the old legends (Like Howard hill) could draw in excess of 125 pounds because they
shot long bows and re curves that exceeded 75 pounds at full draw and the compounds with
there 30+% break over was easy for them.
For Example: if you can hold a long bow at full draw that is 70 pounds then a compound with
30 % break over can be set at 100 pounds and still be managed because the hold weight will
be somewhere around 70 pounds.
Bow hunting was and still is my favorite sport and will be as long as I can draw a bow or
As you can tell I love to talk archery.
J E CUSTOM