I've had alot of folks try to draw my compound in the shop , they try then look at it like its locked then try again and claim its broke , then I step back ahd shoot it and claim its fine. I've found that theirs alot that plays into drawing a heavy bow like the letoff , draw length and what type of release used. I have found that the higher the letoff the harder it is to ge the bow to break over into the valley but alot easier once you get their.
alot of people ask why I shoot such a heavy draw bow since they can shoot as FAST at 60lbs as I do it 104lbs but I shoot a big expandable 4 blade broadhead at some tough critters somtines and I'd hate know that I had to pass on a trophy animal because I diden't have enough energy to make a full frontal or rear shot and pennitrate to the vitals. With a 100+lbs of KE I know I have alot better chance .
If I coulden't draw it easly I woulden't shoot it , I see some guys try to shoot heavy bows and they look like a circus ack trying to pull it , no way in hell would they pull that off on a hunt.
The guys at the bow shop pick on me cause I shoot a "cannon" for a bow and shoot smaller calibers for rifles.
I've even seen something on the History Channel or Discovery about the archers from medieval times. They dig these guys up and the bone structure in there right shoulders is actually bigger (significantly) than there left shoulders. I believe these guys shot bows in excess of 120 lbs (they had about a 300 yard range, spray and pray).
17 yrs of hard work and competitive powerlifting and reciently body building. I'm 6'3" 300-315lbs ij the off season at about 10%-12% body fat , I bench just over 600lbs and thats clean , no shirt or elbow wraps , I use 385;bs for my last set of bent-over -rows , one arm bent over pulls with the 200lbs dumbells and my squat is in the upper 700's , so no I'm not a little fella , but I'm no where near the level of the pro body builders these days but yea I'm a about 25lbs bigger than Arnold at my stage weight. I've been playing with the idea of dropping a little weight and getting into some M.M.A. fights (UFC Style) as I've been training is martial arts for 21yrs now but the wife isin't to happy about that idea!! Weight training is my #1 hobby with shooting and guns my close second
The bow is beautiful but its realy just a big stick looks like a bigger version of a regular long bow. When I get a new camera I'll get some pics and post here.
But again , the size and strength of the man is a pretty big factor but I have seen some regular size guys shoot bows in the 80-100lb class and I have buddies my size and strength that can't even think about shooting a 80lb bow.
I'm 5'9" 165 lbs. I used to shoot a heavy Black Widow recurve 80# @28" and I shot a 93# compound like a toy. I was at a stickbow carnival and a guy had an older Black Widow that was 93# @28" and nobody could pull it back. I have a picture of me at full draw with a 31" arrow with the tip all the way back to the arrow rest. I figure 100-110 lbs draw.
15 years and bilateral rotator cuff surgeries later I shoot a 52# Widow recurve and a 53# Hoyt compound. You are right about physical size not necessarily translating into more strength to pull a bow. Just wish my shoulder joints could have kept up!
PS I appologize if I have ever said anything on here to offend a person of your size and strength! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Just kidding.
The critters have to win every time, I only have to win once.
well my brother got a new highcountry iron mace. i use to have a bowtech black kight and his new bow makes that bowtech look like its shooting in slow motion he had it set at 70 and it was penatrating all the way though my block burying the vains in the target we had to turn it down to 60 to stop ruining arrows still penatrating up to the vains . he says it shoots close to 400fps i know i had a hard time following the arrow while it was in flight i was really impressed it was fairly quit to. the reason i got rid of my black kight was because of how noise it was