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Question by whitetailkjf. Uploaded on November 01, 2010
Low to mid 50's.
It doesn't really take a large draw weight to get a deer. Everybody talks about high draw weights and clean pass throughs (I'm guilty myself) but 45 or 50 pounds will EASILY do the job. It's better that the arrow stays in the body. SHOT PLACEMENT IS MUCH MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN DRAW WEIGHT. Shoot whatever weight your most comfortable with and you'll be more accurate. When your accurate the draw weight makes little difference. It only gives you flatter trajectory
My 14yr old brother pulls 55lbs, I would say thats the average.
unless its a cross bow then ya do it all at once I pull I think 80-90
I am 15 and I pull 55 pounds
im a 17 year old girl. I can go between 55 and 60
the guy at the bow shop had my girlfriend's daughter start at 35 and she has since moved up to 40 and will be at 45 in a few days. he said the minimum for deer is 35-40. she is 14.
My 50 pound bow is enough for a complete pass trough but I would say a 15 year old boy should be able to pull 60 pounds easy. But go with what your comfortable with.
I would say if you can pull 45 to 50 pounds, that should work fine, it will help you stay steadier for a longer time at full draw and that should be enough to punch an arrow through a deer for a fatal shot
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