Taking a look at what the best crossbow draw weight is on a recurve crossbow. I demonstrate 40lb draw, 105lb draw and 175lb draw weight. Please comment, rate and subscribe for more. Follow...
If you have a compound crossbow, you will benefit from higher arrow energy for any draw weight because of the wheels or cams. So, once we established how it works, some recommendations are depending on what you aim to hunt. If you go for small game such as rodents, rabbits, or ducks, you do not need more than 150 lbs.
As you can see in the above examples all of the crossbows have a draw weight of 150lbs. yet they can be used to hunt many species of game animals effectively, so choosing a crossbow by its draw weight alone is not enough information.
For larger animals with thicker hide and more fat density such as elk, caribou and small bears, you'll want a crossbow with a draw weight of 175 lbs. or more. Note that these larger animals aren't particularly quick about getting out of the way of a bolt or arrow.
For example, TenPoint’s Wicked Ridge Invader 400 crossbow has a 13.5” power stroke, a draw weight of 185-pounds, and shoots a 370-grain arrow at 400 feet-per-second.
Draw Weight is the peak amount of weight an archer will pull while drawing the bow. With a traditional bow, the draw weight continues to increase as the bow is drawn. A compound bow will increase to the peak weight, and then drop in weight to the holding weight.