MemberDecember 12, 2019 at 2:19 am
Someone I talk to is convinced bows of 160 lb draw weight, or 120 lbs, do not exist. The argument started because of the [Medieval Mythbusting video about Agincourt.](https://youtu.be/DBxdTkddHaE?t=270) He also hates sports archers, so refuses to take their opinions seriously.
His complaints with the bow is that, at about 4:30, the arrows did not go into the straw mat clean to the feathers, so he thinks the bow must have about a 40 pound draw weight. He also thinks that if you reduce your draw length by four inches, from 32 to 28, it will reduce your draw weight to about a third. He claims this is how it works with recurve bows (he has experience with recurves and compounds, with hunting).
[This thread had some good points about the subject.](https://www.reddit.com/-Archery/comments/e1vcla/help_with_some_misconceptions_about_archery/) Made some progress thanks to those.
If you could please help me with this conversation, as I’ve run out of ideas, and I would like to finally get through that 100lb bows and above exist.
Thank you for sharing your experience.