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Old 05-21-2020, 10:22 PM
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Default Re: Draw weight

Very few men can learn to shoot really well with a bow as heavy as 47#, hardly any with 10# more. Actually, I am one who did, so it is possible. But before I got really good, and won championships I had to drop down to the upper 30s for a couple of years.

I have only shot with two fellows who were really good drawing over 50 pounds. You could tell at a glance that you would be foolish to scuffle with them. Most of the fellows I have seen shooting bows over 50 pounds short shucked them.

I did know one guy who was good at 100 pounds and very good at 80 but he was abput 6'6'', 260, had shoulders like a girder, biceps like hams, hands like a catchers mitt, fingers like bananas. Good shot. Nice fellow, never got into arguments. Sort of a Gronk type guy.- lbg
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Old 05-21-2020, 10:45 PM
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Sound like George.
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