Adjusts from 20 to 70 pounds (easy to adjust)...and the draw length is super easy to adjust as well.
Point being, you can fine tune it to your ability. Shoots very smooth as well.
I believe it has an IBO of 310 fps...which is about the same as my Elite Pure. At 40 pound draw weight, it's plenty to bring down deer size game with medium weight arrows.
Best of luck with your recovery, Ole Coyote.
Best of Luck, Jeff
Is your difficulty in pulling thru the draw cycle, or let off weight? As others have said, most of them brands being marketed should be able to provide a 40# bow.
That said, and if you're concerned about the entire draw cycle and let off weight, you might check out bows by Concept Archery. They're what I'd call a niche company, and they may have something to meet your needs.
Concept-brand bows have an adjustable let-off of 99% and 80%, and at variable weights from 40# to 70#.
I first learned about the brand from Tink Nathan (you read that correctly - Tink, one of the original developers of what's now known as the IBEP Course used to drop by once or twice year) during a Bowhunter Ed class that Millie and I were teaching.
Tink and the guest he brought to class each had a Concept bow. I shot one and found the draw cycle was smooth, wall was solid and the let off set at 99% unbelievable.
The unfortunate thing is that while they've been around for a few years, they don't have many 'authorized dealers' marketing them yet (I only see listings for dealers along the East coast and in Ontario CA)
Check them out, this may be what you need.
Their website is: www.conceptarchery.com
Good luck with your recovery.. I had a bizarre injury to my left arm, and had to rehab it as if I had a stroke since it atrophied and the joint froze while it was cast.
You can probably find limbs to fit your existing bow, or have someone like Barnsdale make you a set of top-shelf target quality limbs to fit your bow at any peak draw weight you want, at less than $200.
When I got enough strength and control back to hold my bow out at almost arms length without drawing it, I began cranking it down in draw weight. I was actually using an older Browning single-cam compound rather than my Mathews hunting bow, but both were rated 70# draw weight. Figured if there did turn out to be some problem in shooting one at low weight, I'd risk the older backup bow first.
I kept cranking the bow down until I could draw it, checking occasionally to make sure there were threads left in the riser to hold things together.
When I could finally begin drawing the bow, I measured the draw weight. It was breaking over at 27#.
At first I just used it as an exercise device indoors to regain strength and control in the left arm/shoulder.
After a few weeks, it was too tempting to fid out what would happen if I actually shot it. I could only shoot twenty yards in my yard, but figured that would be plenty for a while.
The bow shot smoothly and quietly, and there was no rattling or problems at all that I could detect for a few shots. Then the string jumped off the cam! I was at first worried that I had hurt something, but closer inspection showed that I had apparently only gotten a poor release (old finger shooter) that imparted a little sideways wiggle and derailed things. The good news was that I didn't even need to press the bow to put the string back on. At the low pressures on everything at that draw weight, I could easily slip the string back onto the cam and resume shooting.
A week or so at that weight, and I started cranking in a turn at a time every couple weeks and increasing my reps as well, until I was back in the woods that fall with the Mathews, cranked down to 40# and sighted in again. Chrono'd it at 200 fps at 40# at a 3D shoot, with 450 gr. arrows, so I felt sure it was capable of doing its part if I did mine. I'd have been tickled pink with that performance from the 48# Bear Kodiak I started with 53 years ago.
Didn't get the opportunity to shoot a deer that fall, but I was confident that I had the accuracy and power to get the job done at twenty yards or less, and almost all my killing shots have been within that distance over the years, although I have always enjoyed shooting longer distances in practicing and 3D events.
My slowest progress has been in the use of a release aid. That may well be because I had used one very little prior to the stroke. I seemed to be much more susceptible to punching the trigger and even extreme "nervous breakdowns" trying to release with the Carter, and had to stay with fingers during most of my rebuilding time.
I could have pushed harder to regain strength, accuracy and consistency over the next couple years, our local ranges where I used to shoot winter indoor leagues had closed down, and I let myself backslide during the winters and had to back some weight off the bow again each spring. But every year I have ended the year shooting better than I did the year before, until now I am again gong to 3D's and hitting mostly 8's, with few if any complete misses. I still shoot Hunter class, with the 35 yard approx. maximum range, but I usually shot that class before the stroke, too, as I always considered it be the most appropriate for our eastern whitetail hunting.
Getting tired of finger pinch, and about ready to start using the release again.
So, my advice would be to take a good look at your bows and decide whether you can safely just crank one of them down below their intended range of draw weight. Most of them will suffer no ill effects whatever, and present no danger, but there MAY be some exceptions, so proceed with due caution. You may well be perfectly capable of keeping and using your current bows throughout the process of rehabbing.
And hang in there! I'm 70, and still regaining strength and control. Bet you can, too.
If you don't like the bowtech look at bows that have a 6" brace height, with sting stops 6" is the the new 7", but faster, its like adding a inch of draw lenght or 10 lbs, and they shoot just as good as any 7"er does, many will say better!
I've own a few brands since then but my preference now is Athens. I'm not a staffer, just a fan. I have not found a better brand for overall value for what you get. They have great fit and finish, very smooth draw cycle and excellent customer service. In lighter draw Athens I have a 30-40 Ibex, , 40-50 Ibex, 40-50 Accomplice 32, 40-50 Convixtion, and 40-50 Testament. They are all great bows. New models are mod adjustable for draw. Earlier models are draw length specific. Their warranty also follows the bow.
I did a pile of testing last year with our heads on various shafts in a Convixtion's set at 42# and 48#. I put the 30-40# limbs on the Ibex for another round this year.
I was only aware of the Infinity Edge....................................but I will check out the other options. Thanks!
I have always found the best way to move up in weight is to do a turn or two every week or so as you are comfortable with it.
So, I ordered a Mathews Traverse at 40 to 50lbs & 28.5 draw length.
I ran the specs & this is what I'll end up with. Bow set at 48lbs, 28.5 DL, Easton FMJ 400 arrow at 451gr with a 125gr Magnus 4-bld stinger. Should shoot at 242fps. I hope this is enough to get the job done on deer...
Just a thought.