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Old 01-18-2008, 05:19 PM
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Guys, what is the real deal on crossbow speed? I have an Excalibur Exocet and I feel I can bring down just about any animal on the Northern Continent. What would speed do to increase mykill factoror is it just a macho thing? Everyone knows "speed kills"
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Old 01-18-2008, 05:25 PM
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Nothing, other than make up for being bad at being guessing distance. If you are whitetail hunting and you shoot at a deer that is fourty yards and you think it is at thirty then a hyper-speed bow may help.
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:23 PM
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Yup. Faster arrow = Flatter trajectory.

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Old 01-18-2008, 07:44 PM
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Yup. Faster arrow = Flatter trajectory.
= further ya gotta go to get yur arra after whackin a deer.
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Old 01-19-2008, 06:58 AM
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Yup. Faster arrow = Flatter trajectory.
= further ya gotta go to get yur arra after whackin a deer.
And if you are off by 10 yds in your range estimation like Don said 40 vs 30, your probably going to get what you deserve, unfortunatly, the deer is apt to get something it doesn't deserve. I can see the reason for the faster bows in 3-D competition, may squeak a few more points on misjudged ranges, but foam don't bleed.
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Old 01-19-2008, 11:47 AM
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Yup. Faster arrow = Flatter trajectory.
= further ya gotta go to get yur arra after whackin a deer.
And if you are off by 10 yds in your range estimation like Don said 40 vs 30, your probably going to get what you deserve, unfortunatly, the deer is apt to get something it doesn't deserve. I can see the reason for the faster bows in 3-D competition, may squeak a few more points on misjudged ranges, but foam don't bleed.
You got that right.........
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Old 01-22-2008, 05:03 AM
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Speed Kills! & i have the fastest hunting CB on this forum. About 230 fps no deer has been able survive after being hit with one of my tank arrows![:-][]
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Old 01-22-2008, 09:10 AM
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Unlike bullets, wherein kinetic energy is a factor in killing game, arrows kill largely by causing hemorrhage (excluding the relatively rare hit of the central nervous system). So faster arrows don't make much difference except for flattening trajectory a bit and perhaps preventing a (relatively close) deer from 'jumping the string'. Sharp broadheads and hits to 'where they live' do.
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Old 01-22-2008, 02:00 PM
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Speed is good to a point, after that point is reached it reduces the lenght of time the equipment lasts. I believe with modern equipment a good x-bow that shoots 300fps properly taken care of will last a life time. Lee
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Old 01-22-2008, 06:42 PM
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Speed Kills! & i have the fastest hunting CB on this forum. About 230 fps no deer has been able survive after being hit with one of my tank arrows!
What kind of crossbow shoots @ 230 fps, recurve or compound? I have an ancient Barnett Panzer Recurve that shoots about that speed. Very accurate too, I might add...
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