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    Hi guys, I've been reading on here for a while now. Finally decided to register so I could start posting. Anyways, I'm looking at getting a Prowler for my first bow. I have shot bows before, but it was 10 years ago. My question is how high will a 60 lb Prowler max out at with the limbs tightened down all the way? I'm thinking that you could get a little more like 62-64lbs out of it by adding twists to the cables? Maybe I should just get the 70lb version and start with it turned down? I have no problem pulling 60lbs btw and I'm sure I could even pull 70lbs, but I figured it would be better to start at 60 and concentrate on form and consistancy first instead of going for gold right off the bat. Am I on the right track with this? Thanks

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    Humm! I would say wait a few more weeks and see what Martin has in there 2013 line up. Not sure what type of archery you will be doing but the prowler is an ATA 30 inch. Great bow for tree stands and or hunting blinds, my experience is a shorter ATA is not that forgiving. If you looking at 3D and spot type hunting, you may want to see what Martin has in the 2013 line up that ATA is around 32-33. Also remember that allot of the archery suppliers will have to move the 2012's out for the 2013 bows, you may find a great deal on a 2012. I would look at a 70# and turn down a turn or two and that should give you around 65# and you can alway's go up in lbs when you get your set up spot on. Hope thing work out.
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    I hear you on waiting for the 2013 bows. So far, I still really like the Prowler or I would consider the Bengal as well. I would be hunting with it including backpack hunting and the necessary practice to be proficient for hunting. I'm not competing or shooting 3d courses. I am really just debating on 60lb or 70lb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertcj View Post
    I am really just debating on 60lb or 70lb.
    welcome to the forum.a guy does not really need anything over 60lbs to kill any thing in the good ol USA.with that being said you could go with the fury xt cam.it can be adjusted from 35-70lbs.or get the 55-70lb and crank it up or down depending on how it shoots for you.

    in the long run going out and shooting some 60's and 70's will get you the idea of what you are looking for.
    i was shooting my bengal maxed out at 73lb for some time but i decided to drop it to 63lb for them sitting shots or weird stance shots when hunting.my next bow will no doubt max out at 60

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    The Prowler or the Bengal come with the Fury XT cam. Also, I have a short draw length of 27 1/2" or 28". So, 60lb draw with a 28" DL has me a thinking I might be a little under powered for large wild pigs or elk if I get the chance. Here in California, I'm hunting wild pigs and deer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertcj View Post
    The Prowler or the Bengal come with the Fury XT cam. Also, I have a short draw length of 27 1/2" or 28". So, 60lb draw with a 28" DL has me a thinking I might be a little under powered for large wild pigs or elk if I get the chance. Here in California, I'm hunting wild pigs and deer.
    Sorry, forgot the Big Welcome to the form. Anyway just to shed some light on elk and north America big Game, I would really suggest that you do look at something that will be versatile and will get you up to that 35-70lbs when needed like elk. This is just my take, I've downed over 15 elk over the last 20 years with a bow and you need arrow weight and speed to get the job done. You may need arrow weight up to 430g that will penetrate and have the speed and impact to blow though and Elk at 50-70 yards. Gravedigger is right on, you really only need 60lbs to get the job done here in the US. It's a lot easer if I can penetrate that elk or pig and they don't got hat far after the shot far, or you get that blood trail you need to track in the evening hours or dark. I've never shot the Prowler but really prefer the specs on the Bengal and or Cougar w/ the Nitro Cams. This is just my take. I'm sure some of the others will chime in as most of the folks on here have a lot of experience and set up that work for them, and most shoot 60 and some 70lbs when hunting.
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    I would go with the 70lbs limbs and tune them down to wtvr you find comfortable. Some would argue that 60-70lbs limbs tuned down to 60 won't shoot as true or as fast as a 60lbs maxed out but I think the drop in efficiency can be mitigated with proper tuning and even if I'm wrong, the difference would be negligeable IMO.

    That way when you are more comfortable you can tune it back up to 70 without buying new limbs. If money isn't an issue then just buy both set of limbs and switch them out at your leisure. If money REALLY isn't an issue buy 2 bows

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertcj View Post
    The Prowler or the Bengal come with the Fury XT cam. Also, I have a short draw length of 27 1/2" or 28". So, 60lb draw with a 28" DL has me a thinking I might be a little under powered for large wild pigs or elk if I get the chance. Here in California, I'm hunting wild pigs and deer.
    I killed my first wild pig (250lbs ) in California with a 48# recurve, not doubt a 60# compound will have more energy than my Super Kodiak did. And your shoulder will be happier with the lighter draw weight. I shoot a 6 year old 63# Martin Slayer, flings the 400 gr arrow at 299fps, which gives me 79 ft lb KE More than enough to hunt dangerous game!
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