QUESTION: How should I choose my Bow Draw Weight?
ANSWER: Make archery fun. Choose a bow draw weight that is comfortable, less than what you are capable of pulling. Many new archers become discouraged and quickly lose interest in the sport when the bow is so heavy that it is not fun to shoot, or when the bow is so heavy that accuracy is lost. Most states have a legal weight of 40-50 lbs. for big game. On a cold fall day when you are stalking a buck, a lighter bow is a joy to shoot. The secret to success is in accuracy, not in muscle. In target practice or tournament shooting, an even lighter draw weight may be more desirable. After you have practiced until you are getting the feel and the muscles are firming up, then a heavier bow could be considered.