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Recurve bow hunting.

Postby Shotgunner12 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:21 pm

I have been practicing up with my fiberglass recurve and an old hickory recurve. Im gettin borderline good enough to kill a deer but i got to wonderin. Is 53 pounds of pull at 26 inch draw enough to kill a deer at 20 yards or so? I would think it is but i have never killed a deer with a recurve. The hickory pulls 56 pounds at 26 inch draw. Any expeirenced answers will be appreciated.
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Re: Recurve bow hunting.

Postby Bernie P. » Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:56 am

It's enough to kill anything in N America.Of course you do want to get the arrows to shoot well and I would go with a good trad 2 blade head like the Magnus or Zwickey.
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Re: Recurve bow hunting.

Postby Shotgunner12 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:02 am

I shoot muzzy mx3 3 blade 100 grains through my compound with great results. Those three blade will work wont they?
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Re: Recurve bow hunting.

Postby Jesse Minish » Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:24 pm

Yes it is enough for deer. Perfect arrow flight and a razor sharp broadhead is all you need. I would lean away from 3 blades though with that poundage.
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Re: Recurve bow hunting.

Postby Bernie P. » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:04 am

What arrows/weight are you using?You will want some weight to maximize penetration.I think aluminum might be your best bet.Maybe 2018,2020 or 2117.
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Re: Recurve bow hunting.

Postby Cupped-n-Committed » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:03 am

Three blades and those add on cutters don't kill any better. A long in depth study done years ago found two bladed braod head penetrate better. 100 grain arrows make your arrow perform as if its 5 pounds heavier than what you bought them for. Spines are setup for 125 grain heads as a standard.

You can maximize penetration with heavier arrows. They only cost you in cast, but if you're shooting 20 yards and under, you likely will not notice.

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Re: Recurve bow hunting.

Postby yz450f » Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:22 pm

A recurve bow with that draw weight will kill deer easily. On a recurve I use only 2 blade broadheads and use a heavier weight arrow than I use on a compound.
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