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how to make a hunting bow? Answered

Dear: Instructables 

Just to let you know I have been having a lot of fun with my current bow. My only complaint is that it is not something you would use for hunting. It barley can shoot arrows at 35 pounds. I was just wondering if someone could point me in the right direction for a hunting bow? I don't know if my bow could be used for hunting or how much force it can shoot at but all I know is that it can't be used for hunting it doesn't have enough force. I'd prefer to make my next bow out of pvc if I can. Thank you.

From: Noah

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Josehf Murchison

3 years ago

35 lb. at what draw length, check with your local MNR or DNR for the regulations.

35 lb. at 27.6 inch draw is fine for small game.

Here in Ontario Canada Moose and Bear 48.5 lb. at 27.6 inch draw.

Deer is 39.7 lb. at 27.6 inch draw.

You are so close for deer it might be you are not drawing the string back far enough. What are the regulations where you live?

4 to 5 pounds can be added to a bow just by adding a laminate layer.

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Sorry for the late response but how would I calculate the draw length. I am also using a recurve bow. Thanks!!!

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I don't know where you live not on your profile, but here in Ontario the draw length is.

"The draw length of a bow (compound, recurve, long) is the measured distance from the outer edge of the main riser (handle), following the line of an arrow to the string at the anchor point."

You can find it on page 23 of the regs some US states and Canadian provinces are the same as Ontario but not all of them so check with your local MNR.

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I don't know where you live not on your profile, but here in Ontario the draw length is.

"The draw length of a bow (compound, recurve, long) is the measured distance from the outer edge of the main riser (handle), following the line of an arrow to the string at the anchor point."

You can find it on page 23 of the regs some US states and Canadian provinces are the same as Ontario but not all of them so check with your local MNR.

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sleepyDUDE01

3 years ago

hi noah, 35lb should enough for rabbits and other small game if u still want to make a bow i believe there a channel called backyard bowyer check him out he does pvc bows videos and have a look at other videos on youtube until u find one u like

here are the recommended poundage at my local club in australia

30lb and up for small game / rabbits and foxes

45lb and up for medium size game / pigs, goats

55lb and up for large game / deer and scrub bulls

70lb and up for wtf game / camels and water buffalo

this should give u an idea what weight u need, to get better penetration use two blade broadheads instead of 3 blades one

hope its help mate :D