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20fps a big deal???

Old 07-08-2008, 01:53 PM
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I was at the local archery shot and fell in love with 10 point's TL-7. This bow is light and fits great, the only thing I do not like about it is it only shoots 280fps. I had my eye on a Horton, but after shouldering both, the ten point fits me best. The horton shoots 305fps. Does 20 fps really make that big of a difference if you're shooting less than 40 yards?
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Old 07-08-2008, 02:10 PM
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To some it might. I'm shooting an Exocet at 291 fps, but it's capable of 330 fps, I just don't like the bow set up to get that. Last year, I had an Emax similarly tuned down to 330 fps and got string jumped twice, once at 32 and the next evening at 35. Both were my fault, the scrawy spike at 32, I aimed mid body and even though I held as low as my nerve would allow on the doe at 35, she got under it w/ plenty of room to spare. The point of all of this is, I'm going to get em close enough it really doesn't matter, so 20 fps is gonna have to be your call. There's lots of deer taken every years w/ bows at lower speeds than those/mine/yours. I'd go w/ the fit.
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Old 07-08-2008, 04:21 PM
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AMEN!
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Old 07-08-2008, 04:26 PM
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Were the arrows te same weight?
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Old 07-08-2008, 04:50 PM
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Yes and no, it depends on several things like just how far are you trying to shoot and if you use mutiple pins or a single. I use a single cross hair rifle scope its what I got used to and I can hit just where I shoot out to 30 yds since I dont shoot over that it would not be much of a handycap. If you plan to try over 30 yds then you might want to look at some of the higher speed bows. Lee
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Old 07-08-2008, 04:51 PM
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i just love this stuff, lol.[:-]friend buy the CB that you liked. those fps make speed ppl happy. 280 fps, durn you gonna buy one of them fast ones!
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:10 PM
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When I started hunting with a compound bow, I had the fastest one made at 180fps. Killed a bunch of deer with it. Don't worry about the 20fps. Get the bow you like the best.
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:00 PM
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The diferance between a 275fps bow and a 300fps bow is how far past the deer you need to walk to find the arrow after it passed thru it....

Go for the fit...the bow is top rate, so you will be a better shooter with the bow you are more comfortable with...

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Old 07-08-2008, 06:30 PM
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The diferance between a 275fps bow and a 300fps bow is how far past the deer you need to walk to find the arrow after it passed thru it....

Go for the fit...the bow is top rate, so you will be a better shooter with the bow you are more comfortable with...

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Old 07-08-2008, 06:36 PM
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DBAKER, it's as simple as this. The bigger the deer, the slower they are. Soooo, wait until a really big buck come by and shoot him will no worries. Easy piesy, japaneasy! Buy the TenPoint.
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