advice, I'm old and arthriticContributors to this thread:
Rocky D 22-Dec-20
Lost Arra 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
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
They feel like you're drawing 10# less. Amazing really.
Any bow with a lower IBO is going to be nice to draw.
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
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.
The Defiant series, DFX cam is also one very smooth drawing cam.
From: Rocky D
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
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
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.
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
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..
I shot a Bowtech new Guardian model the other day. The cam was set in the "comfort" mode. The draw cycle was very smooth.
thanks for replies, will check out the bows posted
50# Elite bow- Ritual 33 or Synergy models. Can probably get a used one for a good price.
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.
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.
"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
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.
slicktop, what is your draw length?
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.