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Old 07-27-2007, 08:37 AM   #1
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Chrono'ed my Switchback and the average arrow speed was 276 fps.

Now, my bow is set up for hunting. I don't shoot 3D or competitions. I just bow hunt.

My set up is: 68 lbs and 29.5" draw, Bowjax on the string, and cables, D-loop, tied on nocks, hooded Super Ball Peep, WB rest, and 28" Gold Tip Pro Hunter arrow fletched with three 2" blazer vanes, and 100 grn broadhead.

The only chrono I have is the Radarchron (the kind you screw into the front stabilizer hole) I know it's not the best and not sure how accurate it is, but that's all I have.

Is 276 fps about right, is it good, bad, or should I be getting more out of my set-up?
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Chrono'ed my Switchback and the average arrow speed was 276 fps.

Now, my bow is set up for hunting. I don't shoot 3D or competitions. I just bow hunt.

My set up is: 68 lbs and 29.5" draw, Bowjax on the string, and cables, D-loop, tied on nocks, hooded Super Ball Peep, WB rest, and 28" Gold Tip Pro Hunter arrow fletched with three 2" blazer vanes, and 100 grn broadhead.

The only chrono I have is the Radarchron (the kind you screw into the front stabilizer hole) I know it's not the best and not sure how accurate it is, but that's all I have.

Is 276 fps about right, is it good, bad, or should I be getting more out of my set-up?
05 Switchback
peep
string loop
(nothing else on the string)
64lbs
27"DL
28 inch Maxima 250
330g arrow

255fps

so it sounds about right to me
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Old 07-27-2007, 11:52 AM   #3
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My hunting set up is about the same as yours on my switchback. It crono's at 281 so you are in the range.

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So, do all of you consider the Radarchron to be some what accurate?
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So, do all of you consider the Radarchron to be some what accurate?
never used one....

but I find my Prochrono to be pretty good....they wouldnt sell to many if they were junk..
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Yeah, I've been thinking of getting the Pro Chrono or Pro Chrono Pal. Does it run on batteries and is it worth getting the indoor lighting system or will a well lit room be good enough?
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Your speed sounds about right to me. Plenty fast enough to kill a nice deer this year.

My XT set at 72# 29" Catwhiskers,String loop,WB and shooting a 390gr arrow is the same 276fps.
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