New bow speed

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by poorshot, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. poorshot

    poorshot Senior Member

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    I would like to see all bow companies post actual speed of new bows at the DL you are buying. Bowtech does it. Does any other company do it? It would really make it easier when buying a bow. What's your opinion?
     
  2. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    where does bowtech do it???
     

  3. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    It's hard...it depends on arrow weight, DW, DL, what's on the string...
    Too many variables...it's easier for the shop who sets it up to chrono it...
     
  4. poorshot

    poorshot Senior Member

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    Bc

    Bowtech has a birth certificate. It tells you what it shot at factory. If you buy a 29" draw bow, it will say XXX fps. at 70# with 350 grain arrow.@ 29
     
  5. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    So then, is the speed of the bow the deciding factor when buying a bow?? :noidea:
     
  6. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    you do know that ALL OF their bows are shipped at 29" right???????:noidea: :noidea:
     
  7. poorshot

    poorshot Senior Member

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    They are now. It wasn't always that way.
     
  8. poorshot

    poorshot Senior Member

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    Actual speed, compared to advertised speed. Just looking for honesty.
     
  9. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    so then your original point is out the window.....

    companies will never do this because they dont care about shorty or LEFTY.....:lol: :lol:
     
  10. poorshot

    poorshot Senior Member

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    I guess I'm just a dreamer.
     
  11. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    Well I can tell you I chrono'd a Black Ice Friday...
    birth cert said 29"/ 60#/300gr=295fps I got 272...:noidea:
     
  12. J.C.

    J.C. New Member

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    Do they shoot the birth certificate speed bare string or with the little doo-hickies on? :noidea:
     
  13. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    Bare string....
     
  14. J.C.

    J.C. New Member

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    Maybe that's the difference in 272 and 295
     
  15. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    no, 10 tops...all this had was a nock and a loop...
     
  16. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

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    They are supposed to be shot with everything on them just like you get the bow off the shelf.
     
  17. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    are any of the companies doin this???
     
  18. bullspotter

    bullspotter Senior Member

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    Dont forget elevation factors, bow is faster in thinner air. Also temp will efect it, its faster when its cold out, limbs are crisper.
     
  19. Scablands

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    Elite sends a sheet with the range of IBO speeds expected at all draw lengths with the bow or at least they did last year.
     
  20. BowhuntnHoosier

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    All of them LIE. Because more and more consumers are letting speed control what they buy.