Friends don't let friends shoot Mathews bows.
With all the great bows on the market, many that are way more comfortable to shoot than a Mathews, and for less money, you can easily do better.
Legally in most states 35 pounds is enough to hunt with. Check your state regulations.
I have my pins set from 20 to 80 yards (7 pin sight), and an pulling 72 pounds.
It matters more that you can place an arrow well than how much you can pull.
It just means that you need to select broadheads that will work with you're set up.
A well placed shot from a35 pound bow is still better than a Texas heart shot from a70# bow.
How well your now is tuned also plays into the equation in a big way.
A well tuned bow is more fun to shoot, more accurate, and less prone to wear, since everything in working optimally.
Get the book I recommended, and you'll be able to tune your own bow perfectly for your style and form.
Then, you'll shoot more, and get better and better and better!
For what its worth, my girlfriend shoots aPSE bow madness xs, dialed down to40#.
Great bow, very smooth, and extremely accurate for her.
My next bow will be aPSE freak... Posted via Mobile Device