View Full Version : ? about adjustable weight
07-07-2010, 02:04 PM
I know the cheetah and bengal are advertised to adjust from 55-70#,but i want to use it for bowfishing and deer hunting,if i buy one.55# may be a little too much for bowfishing.Do you think it will drop to 50# and still safely shoot?thanks
07-07-2010, 02:11 PM
You can get them 35-50, 45-60 or 55-70.
07-07-2010, 02:15 PM
yea,i wanted 70# max for deer and hogs.but a lot of bows will drop below the poundage that they are advertised for.just wondered if the 55-70# would drop to 50
07-07-2010, 02:21 PM
Thats only another 1 1/2 turns on the limb bolts. Things will start to get a little spongy but it will shoot.
70# sure isn't a requirement to hunt deer and pigs with. I hunt everything I can get a tag for (afford) in North America and I havent owned a 70# bow in almost 20 years. A good shot at 60# (or less) goes right thru Elk.
07-07-2010, 02:48 PM
hmmm...you ever bowfish?if so,do you think 55# would be too much for gar and carp?
07-07-2010, 05:06 PM
for deepwater fising be fine much better if you shoot 40to50 or even lower if you shoot a lot
07-07-2010, 06:30 PM
We shoot 40 lbs for bowfishing. Its not that 55 lbs is to much, its pulling arrows out of the mud when you miss:)
07-07-2010, 10:08 PM
its pulling arrows out of the mud when you miss:)
Makes sense. ;)
07-08-2010, 03:44 PM
07-08-2010, 05:13 PM
07-08-2010, 09:00 PM
No its not.
07-11-2010, 12:06 AM
Cheetah and Bengals are not so cheap. You can not get them at so cheap rates.
07-11-2010, 08:26 PM
No its not.
Why do you say that? I thought a little humor would help. But then maybe I could have just recommended Woody's arrow lube or bar soap.
Sorry, but I'm in one of my moods.
07-12-2010, 04:25 AM
Why do you say that? I thought a little humor would help.
Just didn't find it that funny at the time Barry. No problem with it though. Humor is a good thing mate! ;)
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07-12-2010, 10:47 AM
OK, I've looked at this long enough the last couple days. Made my comedic little comments.
From experience I'd say to go ahead and back er down to 50 and go shooting. The worst that could happen is that the string might be a little more lax and derail. You'll find out. Just make sure you have bolt threads the whole way through the barrel nut in the riser.
I've actually shot a 55# bow at 27# with no problems. It wasn't intended as a long range endeavor so I did what I had to do. The bow suffered, NOT, but it helped me at the time. It was only for a couple months.
07-13-2010, 03:46 PM
agrees with barry destroyer
and spiker yep yep lol !!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D:D
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