I have shoulder defects and have never been able to shoot heavy equip. Currently I am shooting a Cascade 42 # recurve at my draw . Both does i killed this year traveled less than 40 yards after arrow impact. Last years were killed with a 42 # longbow, same result. I did change broad heads last year. I switched from a 2 blade to a big three blade VPA 200 grain head.
i have also killed two caribou and one moose with light weight bows. ( moose was killed with a 47 lb ) close shots = clean kills