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ok how fast are your bows shooting

Old 08-17-2007, 09:59 PM
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Man,some of you guys are almost dry firing your bows with those light setups all for the need for speed.I set my poundage,picked out my hunting arrow,and broadhead to match my bow and when the smoke cleared I was shooting a 490gr total weight hunting arrow at 260fps set on 64lbs draw weight out of my commander with a ke of 73.5 that some serious hard hitting combo.
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Old 08-17-2007, 10:10 PM
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Not sure what mine is but i recently bought the Hoyt Vulcan (SWEET BOW) but i didnt get it because of its IBO speed (325) i got it because i felt like it shot WAY better then the vectrix and 38 ultra. I LOVE the vulcan and will have to get it shot through the chrono. I think im going to the shop tommrow and mybe ill get it done. But i know my old hoyt was plent fast probably in the mid 260s and i know it went through the deer fine. But i can really tell that this bow is fast but that doesnt matter to me. As long as it shoots nice its good enough.
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Old 08-17-2007, 11:09 PM
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70 lbs., 505 grain arrow, 264 fps.

Whomever said speed kills better not hunt anything bigger than a deer and certainly not anything that could eat/stomp/gore him... Penetration kills, you get that in 3 ways: arrow mass, broadhead sharpness anddraw force; speed is just a biproduct of draw force given a constant arrow mass.

And did someone actually say that if you're shooting over 250 fps that you don't have to worry about a deer jumping the string?! Hate to tell you that sound travels at 1128 fps and a human reaction time is between 200 and 300 milliseconds (so I'd guess a deer's to be about twice as fast or 150 milliseconds on the slow side). So for a 250 fps arrowat 20 yards the sound of the shot gets there 190 milliseconds before the arrow. I'd say that if you're counting on speed to stop a deer from jumping the string you better not shoot any farther than about 15 yards.

These speed freak threads kill me.[&:]
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Old 08-18-2007, 04:43 AM
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I have two bows that are now completely ready to go.

My HCA Iron Mace is 29.5" set at 63# now, and is shooting my 321gr 3-D Arrows at 325fps. I added some of those TRU BALL spider silencer/speed balls and that made it MUCH quieter, and didn't sacrifice any speed at all (which was a real shock). My hunting arrows are Easton 400 FMJs, 454gr and they are going at 280 fps, which is PLENTY fast enough for the german sheppard sized deer we have around eastern VA.

My backup/night urban bow is a Mathews LX, 29" 60#, shooting a 472gr Easton xx75 2213 at 246fps. With those TRU BALL speed silencing spiders (I have become a convert), its the quietest bow I have EVER shot or heard.
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Old 08-18-2007, 06:14 AM
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489grs X 70lbs X260ft/sec = Dead Elk!
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Old 08-18-2007, 07:03 AM
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My Vtec was at 287-290ish last year, but I took 1.5" off my draw length, so that probably took 15 fps off it... Need to break out the crono soon and try it again.
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Old 08-18-2007, 07:16 AM
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Just a tad over 400fps with a 425gr arra and only a 16 3/4" power stroke for 155lbs of KE.

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Old 08-18-2007, 08:40 AM
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Shooting about 260 fps with a 390gr arrow,bow is silent as a church mouse w/ this set-up.Good speed,enough arrow weight to not kill the bow, and dead quiet equals a pretty good combo in my book
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Old 08-18-2007, 08:58 AM
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280 and loud.
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Old 08-18-2007, 10:14 AM
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Not trying to start anything, but it seems like some of these X force shooters like to start these posts just to say " hey look how fast my bow is. " I have shot one, was not overly impressed. given it was a bare bow, but it felt like a tuning fork in my hand after the shot. Until you can break the speed of sound with a bow, 20-30 FPS here or there makes very little difference unless you are a 3D shooter or shoot at very long ranges(for the purpose of pin gap) . I will take penetration and accuracy any day. Case in point the Drury brothers shoot at around 250 FPS out of there bows, as stated in one of there videos. Nuf said.

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