I shoot a 40# recurve with an arrow arround 500 grains and about 15% FOC. To be honest, its 40# @ 28 but I draw to 30.5 so probably more like 47#. Anyway, I also had some concerns about hunting big game with it. My concerns were silenced a couple weeks ago when this bow/arrow set-up passed one through a 250 lb bear. I knew it would do the job, but I wasn’t entirely sure I would get that kind of penetration with it.
I’m now a believer !!