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Buying a crossbow

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Wow, getting heavy.
 


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I have been told by my father thats into archery that some of the newer compound bows can get just as much speed with a lighter pull weight as the older ones with the real heavy weight.

I don’t know a whole lot about archery, but he was saying a new compound bow set 40lbs can hit almost as hard and the old 70lbs one.

You may find something suitable by looking in this direction
 

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I have been told by my father thats into archery that some of the newer compound bows can get just as much speed with a lighter pull weight as the older ones with the real heavy weight.

I don’t know a whole lot about archery, but he was saying a new compound bow set 40lbs can hit almost as hard and the old 70lbs one.

You may find something suitable by looking in this direction
There have certainly been advancements with archery gear since my last bow purchase. So I guess that could be a possibility. I even backed off the poundage on my Hoyt last year... I didn't put it on a bow scale but my guess is it is right at 50 lbs. It's still a pretty good pull and honestly I even struggle with it at that weight. It seems my aches and pains are amplified in cold weather... I just fear when the moment of truth arrives... my old joints aren't going to let me seal the deal.

Also the use of a crossbow is legal the entire archery season in Michigan... if it were a week or two season... I would probably not be considering a crossbow.

If I do anything with a bow in the future... it will most likely be in a traditional path. Stick and string... probably a long bow. Just go totally old school.
 

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