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    Default How many gpp are you shooting this season?

    I am shooting a 28" cx 300 with 100 grain head (to be determined) for a total arrow weight of 371 grains at 65#. That gives me 5.7 gpp. That is the lightest arrow I have ever used but with my speed at 291 I am still getting enough K.E. What do you think?
    That course was so easy I even missed a target !!

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    I'm shooting a 407 grain arrow at 289fps. I have never had an arrow stay in an animal that was broadside.

    You should have no problems with energy.
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    I'm shooting 26 inch Gold Tip Expedition Hunters from a 62 pound Hoyt Vulcan. The arrows are around 315 grains and fly around 290 fps. This puts me at about 5.1 grains per pound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mepperson View Post
    I'm shooting 26 inch Gold Tip Expedition Hunters from a 62 pound Hoyt Vulcan. The arrows are around 315 grains and fly around 290 fps. This puts me at about 5.1 grains per pound.
    that puts you at 58.84 ft lbs of kenetic energy,

    what is the suggested low end for whitetails??
    I cut things up and split them down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOWMAN View Post
    that puts you at 58.84 ft lbs of kenetic energy,

    what is the suggested low end for whitetails??

    This was taken off of Bill Pellegrino's archery hut web site.

    Small Sized Game - 25 ft-lbs

    Medium Sized Game (Deer, antelope, etc.) - 25-40 ft-lbs

    Large Sized Game (Elk, Moose, Black Bear) - 50-65 ft-lbs

    Dangerous/Tough Game (Cape Buffalo, Grizzly, etc.) - 65 ft-lbs and above
    That course was so easy I even missed a target !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOWMAN View Post
    that puts you at 58.84 ft lbs of kenetic energy,

    what is the suggested low end for whitetails??

    I have read several pieces of info that said for medium sized game (whitetails, turkey, etc) 40 ft lbs of kinetic energy would be more than adequate. What is your opinion?
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    Default Gpp!

    Im shooting 64lbs beman 400-28.5inch at 335gr total wt shooting 282
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    Lets see 72#

    390gr Carbon-5.4gpp 276fps 65.98#KE
    625gr Aluminum-8.7gpp 225fps 70.28#KE

    I think I will be hunting with my carbons again this year.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mepperson View Post
    I have read several pieces of info that said for medium sized game (whitetails, turkey, etc) 40 ft lbs of kinetic energy would be more than adequate. What is your opinion?
    I know what my Switchback does and it does put the hurt on them.....

    its putting out 48.59 w/no tweaking......complete pass thru on whittails....
    I cut things up and split them down!

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    9.8 gpp FMJ
    28 inches long
    450 grains
    272 FPS
    72 LBS of KE

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbohunt View Post
    Im shooting 64lbs beman 400-28.5inch at 335gr total wt shooting 282
    your at 59.17.....more than enough
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    6.2 gpp
    386 gr.
    280+ fps
    67.2 ft #'s initial KE

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    5.76 gpp at 285ish.

    What is that in KE??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cameron View Post
    5.76 gpp at 285ish.

    What is that in KE??
    Need total arrow weight to determine K.E.
    That course was so easy I even missed a target !!

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    I'm shooting at 354 grains this year. I switeched from Predator vanes to Quickspin 3.125 to get over 350 grains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poorman View Post
    Need total arrow weight to determine K.E.
    403 grains
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cameron View Post
    403 grains
    403 at 285 gives you 73 ft lbs of K.E.
    That course was so easy I even missed a target !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by poorman View Post
    403 at 285 gives you 73 ft lbs of K.E.
    Thank you!

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    im at 5.88 gpp 400 gr arrow at 287 fps right in the 72 KE area. hope this is enough for a skunk and a few rabbits!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullspotter View Post
    im at 5.88 gpp 400 gr arrow at 287 fps right in the 72 KE area. hope this is enough for a skunk and a few rabbits!!!

    Dont think youll have any problems taking out them critters
    That course was so easy I even missed a target !!

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