Posted 19 July 2008 - 12:03 PM
I was wondering what is concidered the minimum poundage for hunting deer with a recurve bow. My dad came across one a couple years ago and I drug it out today to give it a look. It's a 50", 50 pound, Browning Cobra I. It's an American made bow and was stored without the string on it so other than some scratches from being shuffled around for years, it's in like new condition. It doesn't have a string but there was a very nice shooting glove and a backpack quiver with it as well. The shooting glove bareley had any string marks on the fingers so I son't think this bow saw much use at all. I'm sure that heavy arrows and two blade broadheads are probably in order to increase penetration but I was wondering if plastic vanes have enough give to let the arrow pass over the riser without throwing a fishtail in the arrows flight, or should I get arrows that are fletched with feathers. Any help is much appreciated.