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Old 09-29-2008, 07:38 PM
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Default Draw Length and Speed Question

I have a Bowtech Tomkat currently set up with a 28.5 inch draw length and a 60 pound draw. We chronoed (sp?) it the other day and it was shooting around 285 with a 85 grain field tip, gold tip arrow and speed nocks. My brother may buy this bow from me this spring and he has a 31 inch draw length, I was told this would drastically increase the arrow speed, but, assuming he uses the same set up (poundage, arrow grain, etc) how much faster can we expect this bow to get? Thanks for the help!
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:50 PM
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Should be approximately 26 fps faster according to OT2
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:36 PM
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Default RE: Draw Length and Speed Question

Draw lenght increase means arrow lenght increase...
Your brothers arrows will have more weight and with this also goes a different "front of the centre" so the tips weight will also increase (just guessin'). Most energy you gain by more draw lenght will be "taken" by the new, heavier arrows... There is no doubt with the same arrows set for 28.5" it would shoot faster by >20 fps but thats unlikely to be managed (don't tell me you shoot 31" arrows from the start). I would guess a 10-15 fps increase with "same quality" arrows and a noticable force increase.

Note, that I don't realy have much knowlege about how Tomkat behaves in this case.
There might be even less fps increase (you would wonder how many factors change) using the "same" arrows...
Basicaly, more draw = more speed ...how much more, is not a relevant question[:@].
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