Bow Poundage

Discussion in 'Bowhunting Africa' started by Dox, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. Dox

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    Hi

    I would like to know how much bow poundage I must pull to shoot big plains game animals.

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  2. Gerhard

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    Dox,

    What is your draw length?

    You should be able to pull 30 to 40# and shoot accurately to 25 yards before even thinking of hunting with your bow.
     
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    Hi

    I shoot 65# and have a 24.5 inch draw length.

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    65# with minimum of 420gr arrows and you have more than enough to take down any of the African plains game....
     
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    I think that will be more than enough. The more important thing is to practice to make quick and accurate shots. Also having sharp broadheads!
     
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    Add a cut on impact broad head to your setup and you should have no problem with anything from a Kudu down. They will greatly improve your penetration.
     
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    Hi

    I use a G5 Striker broadhead, arrow weight 505g, speed 220fps,able to shoot 30yds 3 inch grouping. Is that fine?

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    100%
     
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    That sounds like a winning set up for a bow!
     
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    Time to put it into use!
     

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