Arrow Speed

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by OKbowhunter, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. OKbowhunter

    OKbowhunter Member

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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?
     
  2. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    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
     

  3. MO.HICK

    MO.HICK Senior Member

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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.

    Mo.Hick
     
  4. OKbowhunter

    OKbowhunter Member

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    So, do all of you consider the Radarchron to be some what accurate?
     
  5. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    never used one....

    but I find my Prochrono to be pretty good....they wouldnt sell to many if they were junk..
     
  6. OKbowhunter

    OKbowhunter Member

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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?
     
  7. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    Your speed sounds about right to me. Plenty fast enough to kill a nice deer this year.:biggrin1:

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