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Old 07-29-2007, 07:50 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 07-29-2007, 08:00 PM   #2
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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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Old 07-29-2007, 08:29 PM   #3
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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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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??
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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
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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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Old 07-29-2007, 09:14 PM   #7
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Im shooting 64lbs beman 400-28.5inch at 335gr total wt shooting 282
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Old 07-29-2007, 09:20 PM   #8
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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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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....
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9.8 gpp FMJ
28 inches long
450 grains
272 FPS
72 LBS of KE
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your at 59.17.....more than enough
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Old 07-30-2007, 08:16 AM   #12
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6.2 gpp
386 gr.
280+ fps
67.2 ft #'s initial KE
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Old 07-30-2007, 08:28 AM   #13
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5.76 gpp at 285ish.

What is that in KE??
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5.76 gpp at 285ish.

What is that in KE??
Need total arrow weight to determine K.E.
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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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Need total arrow weight to determine K.E.
403 grains
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403 at 285 gives you 73 ft lbs of K.E.
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403 at 285 gives you 73 ft lbs of K.E.
Thank you!

Sounds good enough for me.
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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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Old 07-30-2007, 08:19 PM   #20
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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!!!

Dont think youll have any problems taking out them critters
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The loss of K.E. is small compared to what you get shooting 30 fps faster than normal. Flat trojectory, and less yardage errors. My last 5 kills were pass threws and 2 were over 40 yds. I would not worry about K.E. until I was hunting a larger frame animals like elk, moose, or bear.
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I recently switched arrows. My old arrows were shooting 260 fps at 360 gr. with 52 point something for the KE.

My new arrows are 300 gr. and shooting 279 fps. I barely lost any KE at all so I think the advantages of the faster arrow is going to help alot more than it hurts with the KE. My new ones are 51.87 lbs. KE.

I lost like 1/2 lb. KE but it should still be plenty of enough for anything I am hunting.


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I shoot 28 3/4 inch carbon X-WEAVES 404 grains at 278 fps.

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