kenetic energy

Discussion in 'Bowhunting forum' started by 62flint, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. 62flint

    62flint Member

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    Just curious, I have heard it mentioned before. I just can't remember the numbers. What is the amount of kenetic energy required to get a pass thru on a whitetail deer standing broad side?
    Now who wants to guess the amount of Ke required to break a shoulder if it is hit?
     
  2. gmherps

    gmherps Senior Member

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    Well, I'm not too sure about KE, but I know for a fact that a longbow at 40# can get a straight up pass thru when it doesn't hit bone.
     

  3. Big Country

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    40 ft. lbs. of KE is the usual recommended minimum for whitetails. If hit in the right place, you can get a passthrough with less...

    On shoulder hits.......if you hit the ball and socket squarely, you are NOT getting through it, regardless of your setup.
     
  4. 62flint

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    I was just wondering. I shoot about a 380 grain arrow 265 fps. I use g5 montecs that I can shave with. I have to date always gotten pass thrus. But my longest shot is around 25 yards standing broadside. I was wondering if I screwup and hit bone in the shoulder what may happen.:noidea:
     
  5. MeanV2

    MeanV2 Senior Member

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    I Agree 200%!!:peace: I always get a kick out of it when someone says I shot completely through both shoulders:doh: It ain't happenin:biggrin1:

    Dan
     
  6. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    Yeah it sounds like another speed bow story to me.:tape:

    I agree with you 201%.:laugh:
     
  7. Big Country

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    According to the numbers you provided, you are making 59.27ft. lbs. or KE

    That is enough to pass completely through a whitetail in almost any situation.