Getting a long bow

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BEAST
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Getting a long bow

#1 Post by BEAST » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:32 pm

:Bow hey everyone I'm finally getting back into archery after a 5 year break lol I've finally come to my senses anyhow I'm staying clear from the compound and I'll be getting a widow but first I'm going to get a long bow always wanted one now it's time to bite the bullet my question is
Poundage what's the best poundage to start at I was thinking 60lb as I'm a big lad and draw 80lb on my compounds with easy now do you think 60lb is ok or should I op for a 50/55 lb bow my draw lenght is 27 with the traditional gear my old border was 55lb@27 and it was a easy bow to shoot
The main reason I'd like to start with 60lb is I can use heavier arrow shafts to get over that 600grn arrows I only hint pigs and sometimes goats but I've hit pigs with light-medium arrows 450/520grn and it killed them but that was with a compounds
Am I over thinking arrow weight ?
I hope this made sense haha
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Re: Getting a long bow

#2 Post by Jim » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:30 am

Well welcome back mate!

What kind of Long bow are you thinking about? Classic flat limbed or modern deflex/reflex?

If you've got a club or shop nearby there's nothing like try before you buy to see what you like.
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Re: Getting a long bow

#3 Post by BEAST » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:47 pm

Classic flat laid bow howard hill style with the D shape
And I've used them all before just never got around to getting one but it was only 40lb I used before only light as
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Re: Getting a long bow

#4 Post by perry » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:24 pm

lots of quality Flatbows on the Market. The straight grip on the Hill style Bow can take some getting used too if you have been shooting Bows with Pistol type grips which is why I recommend starting at the lighter end of your draw weight scale.

I get the heavier Arrow thing and agree with Ashby's Penetration through Bone study 100% but to a degree you are overthinking. Ed talked about the reliability threshhold and you cant argue with facts. I don't know about where you Hunt but big solid Pigs are not exactly common where I Hunt and Goats are soft and I would not feel underarmed with correctly spined well weighted Arrows, sharp Broadheads and a well tuned Flatbow with any Pig that crossed my path. I Hunted for years with 45#ish and 550ish grain Arrows with no worries and our Ancestors have done similar for tens of thousands of years. Learn to shoot the Bow well first and go from there

regards Perry
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