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advice, I'm old and arthritic
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Contributors to this thread:
slicktop 22-Dec-20
Droptine 22-Dec-20
Kodiak 22-Dec-20
Bowfreak 22-Dec-20
carcus 22-Dec-20
Cobie33 22-Dec-20
Dino 22-Dec-20
Rocky D 22-Dec-20
Lost Arra 22-Dec-20
12yards 22-Dec-20
lewis 22-Dec-20
c5ken 22-Dec-20
rooster 22-Dec-20
slicktop 22-Dec-20
Buffalo1 22-Dec-20
joehunter 22-Dec-20
milnrick 22-Dec-20
carcus 23-Dec-20
Bentstick81 23-Dec-20
12yards 23-Dec-20
Tonybear61 27-Dec-20
From: slicktop
22-Dec-20
need advice on low poundage compound with a smooth draw force curve and an accurate shooter. I'm not a speed freak

From: Droptine
22-Dec-20
Might want to look at the Elites. You can change the valley on the draw through the adjustable mods on the cams. They’re nice bows and known for a smooth draw too

From: Kodiak
22-Dec-20
Elite.

They feel like you're drawing 10# less. Amazing really.

From: Bowfreak
22-Dec-20
Any bow with a lower IBO is going to be nice to draw.

From: carcus
22-Dec-20
I've owned a bunch, the new bowtechs in comfort are smooth, the new pse evo nxt's are even smoother, I have evo nxt 31, its fast, faster than most. The mathews switch weight cam is smooth but feels 10 pounds heavier than it is and it will rip your arm off at let down

From: Cobie33
22-Dec-20
Although about 10 yrs old, I have set up several Mathews EZ 7’s for people in exactly ur situation. Doesn’t get much smoother than that.

From: Dino
22-Dec-20
The Defiant series, DFX cam is also one very smooth drawing cam.

From: Rocky D
22-Dec-20
I own both elite and Matthew’s but the PSE Evo has been the easiest to draw for me with a bad shoulder. Typically, I am not a fan of PSE but it has been by far the easiest to draw.

From: Lost Arra
22-Dec-20
For me the Mathews NoCam I bought used for the same shoulder reasons meets all of your requirements: not fast, very quiet, smooth draw and deadly accurate. Plus, it wasn't a popular bow when it came out because of it's speed, or lack of, and you can usually find it at a good price. It's been a killer for me on elk, deer and hogs shooting a 500 grain arrow with a Slick Trick Vipertrick

From: 12yards
22-Dec-20
Go get a 50 pound Elite Remedy. I'm 58 (on New Years day) with arthritic shoulders and that is a bow I would love to get my hands on. I have two Elite Synergys that are great too. One is 60# and the other is 50#. Have killed deer with both no problem. 50# will get it done.

From: lewis
22-Dec-20
I’m 74 and after shoulder surgery plus some other issues I went with an Elite Synergy around 50 lbs very smooth.I went this route following advice from members on this site.Works for me hell you can only shoot through them once.Good luck and Merry Christmas to all.Lewis

From: c5ken
22-Dec-20
Same situation... Old & shoulder replacement.. Bought a Mathews Traverse 40-50lb 28.5 DL. It shots a 441gr FMJ at 246.3fps with 75% mods & 243.6fps with 85% mods. Very smooth draw & easy to hold at full draw. Check one out.. don't think U will be disappointed..

From: rooster
22-Dec-20
I shot a Bowtech new Guardian model the other day. The cam was set in the "comfort" mode. The draw cycle was very smooth.

From: slicktop
22-Dec-20
thanks for replies, will check out the bows posted

From: Buffalo1
22-Dec-20
50# Elite bow- Ritual 33 or Synergy models. Can probably get a used one for a good price.

From: joehunter
22-Dec-20
Get a PSE Xpedite with 51/4 inch brace height and the EVO cam. Shoot it at 35, 40, 45,or 50 pounds and it will be faster then the so called smooth bows that have 15 or in some cases 20 pounds more draw weight.

From: milnrick
22-Dec-20
Prime Black 3, 60#. I'm 68... have blown right shoulder, torn (unrepaired) right bicep.

Smooth draw... accurate and arrows fly like darts. Give it a look.

From: carcus
23-Dec-20
"Get a PSE Xpedite with 51/4 inch brace height and the EVO cam. Shoot it at 35, 40, 45,or 50 pounds and it will be faster then the so called smooth bows that have 15 or in some cases 20 pounds more draw weight." Great advice, the pse cam is the smoothest and fastest, I have a 2021 expedite on order, the 5 1/2" brace could be a issue with clothing clearance, not sure, but mine will be my elk and moose bow so not an issue for me. I will shoot the xpedite when it arrives with my cold weather whitetail jacket on and see if its an issue

From: Bentstick81
23-Dec-20
I bought a Quest Forge. It's 32", and I shoot 41# due to arthritis in shoulders & hands. I shoot it with fingers, bow canted, just like my stickbows, for I have shot fingers for 44 years now. Just could never get use to release aids. Light mass weight and smooth to draw. Not very expensive either. Pretty good bows.

From: 12yards
23-Dec-20
slicktop, what is your draw length?

From: Tonybear61
27-Dec-20
My Dad was given a Martin Dynabo just before he passed on. It's a 1/2 solo cam and 1/2 recurve from the late 70s early 80s. At only 37# that bow could really launch an arrow out there. I used it in the 90s when my shoulder was mush from injuries. There may be still few around on eBay, used archery sites, etc. Panther "versa cam" was still being made in 1998.

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