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hartner62

Draw weight?

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How do you find out what the draw back weight is on a bow? Virgin bow hunter and I just want to make sure the 1980's bow is legal.

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take it to a proshop, they will put it on a scale... takes only a second and they shouldnt charge you a penny.

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Another thing I've done is used a fishing scale that has a high enough rating. The only problem is making sure you have a good attachment to your string. Always nock an arrow is doing it this way in case of misfire.

I would more likely suggest what Dietz said and take it in to be looked at. They can also tell you the mechanical condition of your older bow. I used a bow about 25-30 yrs old and I ended up cracking the limbs before hunting season. Have it looked at, better safe than sorry.

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Thanks for the help guys. Guess I'll have to go over to cabelas this week. (darn it ) grin.gif

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Just want to say thanks for the help again guys and let you know 5 min. after shooting time a nice doe walked in about 35 yards away and I am no longer a virgin!! Thanks Again

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ROCK ON!!!!! congrats!... hope you had the shakes and could barely breath after the shot.. Thats what will keep you comming back! I still get it every time, and the time I dont.. is the last deer I will shoot!

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sure did!! It was pretty hard not to jump down right away and go check it out.

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I sure hope you took pictures... you never shoot your first deer again!

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