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Old 09-06-2008, 05:09 PM   #1
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I was told that spitfires require alot of kinetic energy to open. What is alot of ke?. I am shooting 50lbs of ke right now. Is this enough? I don't want to have the blades not open or have poor penetration.
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Old 09-06-2008, 06:19 PM   #2
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The blades will open no problem. It's the pass through factor you have to worry about. I would say 9 times out of 10 you wont get a exit wound. I have dealt with several deer shot with spitfires from a bow with similar KE to yours. They kill the deer but with no exit wound tracking can be difficult. The gentlemen who shot these deer went over to slicktricks last year and had 3 complete pass throughs .
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Give us more details on your setup.
bow
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draw length
arrow weight
speed in fps if you know it.
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Old 09-06-2008, 06:46 PM   #4
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i've got a browning rage mt with a draw lenghth of 27" 63lbs draw weight 362.5grain arrows and shooting 248fps
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Old 09-06-2008, 07:28 PM   #5
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I talked to a gentleman at the bow range today and says he has used them since they cam out and has never had a problem. Although he did say that the entry wounds are small about the size of your arrow. But he has had all pass throughs pulling 60lbs and 27" draw. I switched to them this year and have had no problems. But i hear the rage broadheads give you great entry and exit holes haven't talked to anyone who has used them and got something with them. But if you have good shot placement I don't think you will have to track them more then 100yds. Which if you are hunting thick brush could making tracking hard as stated earlier.
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Old 09-07-2008, 06:10 AM   #6
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Input your information in the boxes and you will have what you want to know.

http://bucklemke.com/ke/ke.php
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nice program but it's not even close to accurate . it was 24fps off for me.
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With the specs you listed....I wouldn't shoot Spitfires.

and they are my favorite head.

You are loosing performane on the bow end. Your lbs, draw and arrow weight are enough with many bows made today but not with yours. If you were up in the 270 fps+ range I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 09-09-2008, 07:30 AM   #9
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At 248 fps you could benefit more from a fixed head. A COC head would be real nice for your setup IMO. Thats what I would use if I were you, a good one should slice right through your deer w no problem.
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