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  • richard roop
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    Actually, it’s a 70#  Damon Howatt Hunter that I foolishly made a low bid on at EBay and won.

    Not sure why I need a 70# bow but I figure a few shots with it a few times every week and my 60# bows will be like eating ice cream. Gotta love this stuff !!!!

  • Raymond CoffmanRaymond Coffman
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    Richard

    Damon Howatt Hunters are a fine, popular bow. Congrats on picking one up at a good price.

    Many years ago I shot 70 -80 lb bows – but not anymore – health issues.

    My current heavy bow is a 60 lber , which I still shoot and keep in readiness for when ( unfortunately not this year ) I draw elk.

    Have fun- heavy bows have their niche – if one spends the time and effort to master them, imho.

    Scout aka Ray

  • richard roop
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    I should probably point out that if I had any sense, I would be shooting 45 or 50 pounds. Plenty of weight for most hunting situations and more than enough for Trad tournament shooting. In addition, a lighter bow can be shot longer in practice sessions allowing one to work on form longer.

    I get away with shooting heavy poundage because, (1) I have a modest range on my property with 6 lanes going back to 100 yards. (2) I shoot a lot. About 50 arrows a day on average. (3) I’ve built up to the higher weigh over a period of decades.   And, (4)  I rarely get accused of having a lot of sense.

    Over-bowing ones self is probably one of the worst things a person can do.

  • Raymond CoffmanRaymond Coffman
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    Richard

    You are not ” overbowed” if you can handle it —and it sounds like you are serious enuff to maintain skills at that weight level — go for it

    Happy Arrows

    Scout aka Ray

  • richard roop
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    Well, it came today and is a thing of beauty………. and stout !!!  Gonna take some getting used to but a 2213 w/125 grains up front really sizzles going downrange !!!!!

    For what it’s worth; Jumping from 60# to 70# is a far bigger increase in weight than it would seem.  Going up a max of 5# would probably have been wiser.

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