on any given bow??

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by BUNNYMAN, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    what would the difference in speed be between 65% and 80% letoff???:noidea:
     
  2. Pinwheel1969

    Pinwheel1969 #1 THREAD KILLER

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    depends on the bow !!! Agressive cam, single, dual hybrid. I dont think the speed difference would be a ton. and on a solo cam where smoothness is the key. some of the new 2 cam hybrids in a 65% would be a shoulder killer! LOL
    I tried my Illusion at 65% and only got a few ft. more.
    Unless you got a Mathews, you wont need to do it for speed! LOL
    J/K I know that will get your pine bunyon sitting self hot !! LOL
     

  3. HOYT4LIFE

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    On my "ELITE" uhoh -----Synergy. The difference in speed was 4 fps. I thought it would be more but that's it.
     
  4. ByteMe

    ByteMe Senior Member

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    Are you sure??

    I thought that letoff only affected what you are holding at full draw. This meant you are able to hold less poundage for a longer time so that while hunting down that huge buck you have a longer window in which to assure that buck is within range and positioned optimally. I didnt think it had an affect on FPS.
     
  5. bfisher

    bfisher Senior Member

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    In the past all my testing has proved what the majority have said. In 2003 I tested 9 Pearson bows with different modules; 80% vs 65% and all bows showed about 4 fps gain going with the 65% letoff. Not enough to tighten my drawers over.

    There are, however, several good reasons to use 65% in certain applications. Shooting less peak weight with high letoff can be frustrating because you can tend to get sloppy with the release. Higher holding weight can often mean a steadier hold and cleaner release. The other is a smoother roll over from peak weight to the holding weight.
     
  6. BowhuntnHoosier

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    Excellent expanation that is just what I was going to post.:cool:
     
  7. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    thats what I had heard but wanted to confirm....I think I will like the 65%....allthough the prestige seems to be tough on the draw at 64lbs.....I will get used to it though....
     
  8. BowhuntnHoosier

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    Yes you will have no problem after a week or two. After all you are a pretty big guy.:laugh: :peace:
     
  9. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    thats just awful......I dont pick on you for being wider than tall....so you should pick on me about it either.....
     
  10. BowhuntnHoosier

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    Ok Ok whatever.............gee gettin touchy are'nt we.............short draw.:laugh:
     
  11. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    letoff

    I had an oneida areo-force x-80
    9fps difference when i changed the modules,but hand shock increased on 80%
    also on testing alot of different bow's onieda was the only one to be near a true 80% most bows were only holding at 70-75% difference.
    another can of worms:laugh: