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Bow adjustment slowing FPS down?

Old 02-27-2011, 09:46 PM
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Default Bow adjustment slowing FPS down?

Hey everyone I'm new to this forum, But i had a question. I just took my bow out to take a couple shots in the nice weather, After shooting my last deer last year I noticed that it seemed to be taking forever for the arrow to reach the deer, or even the target for that matter. So i cranked up my poundage from 55 lbs. to the max it could go which is 65 lbs. And the arrows don't seem to be going any faster and they're dropping at least 5 inches... I was thinking the limbs might be getting weak, but I figured id ask around and see what everyone else thinks. So if you have any idea's please let me know!

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Old 03-01-2011, 06:53 AM
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A lot of things could change. Cables/string could stretch changing poundage. I'd get to someone that has experience as a tech and has a scale to check it out.

Also it may be that the Strings and cables just need changed and the bow needs to be put back in spec

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Old 03-01-2011, 08:30 AM
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The arrows could make a difference as well...If the arrows are spined for 55 pounds and you go to 65 then they flex when absorbing the energy from the string, then they unflex during the flight...All this will slow the arrow down and affect it's flight...

All the components in shooting a bow either work together or against each other...I'd take it to a good bow shop as mentioned and have it checked out and see what they think about the current setup...
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:05 AM
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+1 on the stretched string.
look fer cracks in your limbs.
when is the last time ya flew one through a chronograph?
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Old 03-01-2011, 03:19 PM
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Yeah i would take a poundage scale and see exatcly what your pulling first and then from there check to see if you are using the right spinned arrows. Depending on what brand you have you can look it up on the internet and see the correct spine to use versus poundage. most manufactors will have a table or chart on there website telling you this.

After that is done i would recomend taking it to your nearest bow shop and getting it tuned(should only cost about 30 bucks or so).....u probably need to do this because you changed the poundage and that throws of everything.....you will probbly also have to ree sight your bow in
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