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In ten years how fast will Bows get?

Old 10-17-2007, 08:41 PM
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Default In ten years how fast will Bows get?

Do you think 400 fps is in the future.
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:43 PM
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I think 400 fps has already been done, just not marketed. The only reason it's not available is we wouldn't be able to control it. They have to figure out how to make the bow forgiving enough to handle that speed.
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:44 PM
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I think in 10 years, everyone who is shooting these super hard cams will have shoulder pain, and will be looking for a softer, easier drawing and holding cam and will be less concerned with speed. That or the sales of 50 - 60 lb bows will become the standard instead of 60 - 70.
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:47 PM
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Yeah but you will miss alot of deer.
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:00 PM
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I don't think speed will get too overblown - I do think that we will start to see some of the most accurate weapons ever made. I think bows will get to a point kinda like some guns that can shoot sub-MOA out of the box. I know that there are bows capapble of the that right now, but I think it will get better.

On the flip side, I think we'll see more people start going back to stick and string. It's also like gun hunting, a lot of people started out with trusty, rusty lever guns. They moved on to super accurate, high end bolt guns and then realize that the old lever action gun kills deer just as well without all of the fancy optics and bullets. That's why the 30-30, 45-70, .45, .308, etc. levers are still so darn popular. I can see bowhunters of my generation picking up the old recurves and long bows, trying to find the passion and skill that was lost by bowhunters who are married to the technology they rely on everytime they go afield.
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:04 PM
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I think we'll see a peak around 375fps as far as marketable bows are concerned. More and more people are becoming concerned with KE rather than speed. Diamond evenincluded their bows' KE in their catalog we recieved at work.
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:40 AM
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On a compound, when the draw force curve is pretty much evenly spread at maximum draw weight throughout the draw cycle, how can more speedbe achieved without more draw poundage or lightening the arrows?
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:43 AM
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Yeah but you will miss alot of deer.

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Old 10-18-2007, 08:10 AM
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Yeah but you will miss alot of deer.
My thoughts on that comment exactly!!
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Old 10-18-2007, 08:28 AM
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You've got to read this article before you answer this question....

http://www.huntersfriend.com/bow-review-400-fps-bow/400-fps-compound-bow.htm
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