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  1. Mark Krieg

    Aloha
    I’ve built bows for almost 20 yrs. I like them plain and simple, exotic wood excluded or a beautiful Rattlesnake adornment on the back of the limbs are great too. But that’s it !

    I haven’t built a traditional bow over #50 (on purpose) in over 10 years.
    I love a whisper quiet bow. I’m glad to finally see people are getting in line.

    My compound is 50….something, I can say I have not scaled it, I just know it’s a very comfortable shooting poundage for me. What ever that is, I can Guarantee it’s in the low fifties if I was a betting man.
    Shot placement is the key, Put the arrow in the pump station and heat up the skillet for the Back straps !!

    Glad to see the tide is changing.

  2. Terry A. Henson

    Good article and I must agree. A well placed shot is the key. Besides the macho aspect of having a bow that shoots over 300 fps I think a big part of the reason for having a super fast bow is to make up for people being a bad judge of distance.

    Another point that I am also a huge believer in is the draw cycle and the ability to hold at full draw for a reasonable amount of time. That is why I am such a big fan of the Oneida bows, is the valley and wall of the Oneida draw cycle. Martin’s single cam Mpro cams are also pretty good. I have seen many instances where when a nice deer is coming into my shooting zone, I need to be able to draw and hold until it comes into my selected shooting spot.

    thanks for the article.
    Terry

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