I've been toying with a no name recurve for the last five months. Not sure of the draw weight...found it in an old gunshop that dad used to work at in a pile of other archery stuff. I made a 16 strand FF string and installed catwhiskers. I've got onto shooting it quite well. Using Easton 2114 XX75's, full length shafts to weaken them a little (so maybe 31-ish inches), three sheild cut 5" white feathers, right twist from an Arizona, and Bear 145gr Razorheads. Finshed weight is 505gr. It's quiet and smooth! I finally chronied it today over the Oehler 35. It's shooting the above arrows at 182fps. I used to have a formula for calculating FPE but not sure where it went to. The question...would you fellow stick toters feel comfortable carrying this 505gr arrow @ 182fps for whitetails?? Not worried about "keep your shots w/in XX yds"...my max is 20yds, unless you feel the max should be closer with this "load"?