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strigif0rm3s

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Hey all. Thinking I want a low poundage NM Ramer for 3-d and hunting. Probably 44#@27" (my draw). 
Does anyone hunt with a "low" poundage Ramer and notice any performance "issues"; speed, penetration, etc?  I'm assuming not, its a sweet bow. Just want real world experiences with Ramers in the 40's....
I'd be going after whitetail mostly. Thanks!
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My buddy killed a deer last year with a 45# NM Ramer and another deer the year before with a 45# HH Big Five stringfollow longbow. Both bows are 45@28", and he only draws 26" so he's probably only pulling 41#. 
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My buddy killed a deer last year with a 45# NM Ramer and another deer the year before with a 45# HH Big Five stringfollow longbow. Both bows are 45@28", and he only draws 26" so he's probably only pulling 41#. 

I figured it would do what it needed to.  Steve does great work. Do you know his arrow setup and penetration? 
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If you do some looking on here and other places there are just under a zillion discussions on hunting with "low poundage" whatever that means to you, bows.

And every one of them in the end is going to come no discernible conclusion at all. It all comes down to what you are comfortable with.
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All the usual applies for whatever bow you shoot at whatever poundage.  Tuned arrow for bow and draw weight with decent FOC, hair splitting sharp, cut on contact BH, correct placement of shot = dead deer.  Speed is up to you.
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If you do some looking on here and other places there are just under a zillion discussions on hunting with "low poundage" whatever that means to you, bows.

And every one of them in the end is going to come no discernible conclusion at all. It all comes down to what you are comfortable with.
touche lol. True
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 Do you know his arrow setup and penetration? 


He shoots a 29" POC arrow, 3 fletch, with 2 blade Magnus Classic broadheads.

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As much as I enjoy shooting my woodies, I would likely switch to skinny carbons and a good quality broadhead if I were to go with such low poundage. Keep you shots close. 
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As much as I enjoy shooting my woodies, I would likely switch to skinny carbons and a good quality broadhead if I were to go with such low poundage. Keep you shots close. 

My arrow setup for this bow will be carbon. Nano diameter, .166; 490gr with 27% FOC, (300gr total up front) grizzly single bevel heads.
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My arrow setup for this bow will be carbon. Nano diameter, .166; 490gr with 27% FOC, (300gr total up front) grizzly single bevel heads.


What length and spine?
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What length and spine?

Length I need to tune for, but .500 spine I'm pretty sure will be perfect with 300 up front. Shooting Victory VAP .166 sport 
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A wicked sharp two blade and proper placement will get the job done.
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Don't have a Ramer but I do plan to shoot a 40#@27" ASL this fall for hunting. I have one made by a friend and a HH Owl. I'm shooting German Spruce shafts spined correctly for these bows. I would not hesitate to shoot spruce at a deer inside 20 yards. I have some poplar shafts that shoot as well too. Yes, I did say poplar. 
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Remember too, at that  poundage 5/16 wood is likely available.   Talk to Forrester shafts and he can build you custom shafts that are 5/16 with 11/32 "ferrules" for seating the broadhead.
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I have, as I am sure others here also have,  gotten complete penetration (not total pass throughs, arrow out of deer) on deer at 20-25 yards with a recurve bow that draws 44+/- at my draw length with sharp 2 blade 135 gr. BH's on 100 gr mount, 3 5" feathers and decent FOC (24) at 185 FPS about 9 GPP. 

These were all pretty much broadside shots to the heart lung area.  So I would say yea, you can kill deer with your setup. 

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