This is your first choice when you’re selecting a bow to hunt deer with: choosing a recurve bow or a compound bow. Generally speaking, more hunters use compound bows to hunt game, and that’s probably a good thing: they’re easier to draw, easier to aim, and they’re usually a lot more powerful than recurve bows.
- 1 What pound bow is good for hunting?
- 2 What type of bow is the most accurate?
- 3 Can you hunt with a 25 pound bow?
- 4 Is a 60 lb bow enough for deer?
- 5 Why is a recurve bow better?
- 6 Which is more forgiving longbow or recurve?
- 7 What’s better recurve or compound bow?
- 8 Can you hunt with a 20 lb bow?
- 9 How far can a 60 lb compound bow shoot?
- 10 Is 70 lb draw too much?
- 11 Is a 50lb bow too much?
What pound bow is good for hunting?
As a rule of thumb, 40 pounds of kinetic energy efficiently kills whitetails, and 50 pounds or greater is required for larger game such as elk, moose or bear.
What type of bow is the most accurate?
Recurve bows (when shot with proper form) tend to be more accurate overall than longbows. While longbows can range from alright to good when it comes to accuracy, modern recurve bows are engineered for accuracy. It’s for that exact reason that recurve bows are the only types of bows shot in Olympic target archery.
Can you hunt with a 25 pound bow?
The bottom line is: as long as you are only looking to do some target practice and do not plan to do any hunting, #30 and # 25 pounders will do just fine.
Is a 60 lb bow enough for deer?
For whitetail deer hunting anything above 40 lbs is fine. For larger game such as elk or moose a good recommendation is at least 60-65 lbs of draw weight. A general rule of thumb is that a shooter should be able to shoot a bow about 30 times in a row without being fatigued.
Why is a recurve bow better?
A recurve bow stores more energy and delivers energy more efficiently than the equivalent straight-limbed bow, giving a greater amount of energy and speed to the arrow. Recurved limbs also put greater stress on the materials used to make the bow, and they may make more noise with the shot.
Which is more forgiving longbow or recurve?
A longbow is a more forgiving bow than a recurve. The cross-section of the riser and the limbs of a longbow is deeper and thicker than a recurve. Whilst that makes it bigger and heavier it also means there is less chance of torquing or sideways movement in the string upon release.
What’s better recurve or compound bow?
Recurve bows are lighter and easier to transport than compound bows, which often makes them great hunting bows. They’re also easier to maintain in most compound bows, due to less parts. Compound bows are the modern cousin of the recurve, and have become very popular in recent decades, both for hunting and shooting.
Can you hunt with a 20 lb bow?
Does that mean you can hunt with a 20-pound bow? You can, but you probably shouldn’t if hunting most big-game animals. Walk commented, “bowhunters should shoot as much poundage as they can safely pull and accurately shoot to increase the probability of making ethical and lethal shots.”
How far can a 60 lb compound bow shoot?
The Effective Range of a Compound Bow The effective range for most compound bow-wielding hunters is between 30 and 60 yards, with the majority staying in the 30 to 40-yard range. A hunter who can take down any kind of game at even 60 yards is either highly skilled or highly lucky.
Is 70 lb draw too much?
For example, a bow with a 70-pound peak weight and a 80% let-off should have a holding weight of around 14-pounds. Being able to hold a bow at full draw for 30 seconds is great, but if you’re shaking, struggling, and exhausted at the end of that time, then you’re not going to be able to make an ethical shot.
Is a 50lb bow too much?
Check your accuracy with bows of varying draw weights. If you’re pretty consistent at 40 pounds, but then notice erratic arrow groups at 50 pounds, then 50 pounds is probably too much weight. Those who shoot one-piece recurves or longbows are going to have to switch bows.