quick question about IBO/FPS

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by Werd, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. Werd

    Werd Senior Member

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    quick question. my bow says 300-310 IBO. is that the FPS? and my real question is if that is the FPS then why when i got my bow cronowed it was 258 at 65 lbs. its a 70 lb bow.....??:noidea:
     
  2. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    That's the IBO rating...Yes it's fps
    That is with the optimun setup...in your case 70#, 30" with a 350 gr arrow and most likely a bare string...
    Every grain you add and # you subtract lowers your fps.
     

  3. Werd

    Werd Senior Member

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    ok well. tell me if you think this is right. im going to get umm leaches instead of the wiskers..is this smart? and im gonna get the lightest arrows i can fire out my bow. for the season of 08. and im going to get a lighter and small peep and ummm dropback rest i think it is.? or ummm i dont know what its called. i forget. is that a smarter set up for more fps?
     
  4. IChim2

    IChim2 IChim2 and he's a shooter

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    The cat whiskers are the best imo.Whats your DL.
     
  5. Werd

    Werd Senior Member

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    28.5... i think this is why im so low on fps im growing fast tho. soooooo ill be at 30 inch in 2 years
     
  6. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    how old are you??
     
  7. Holy Smokes

    Holy Smokes Senior Member

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    Yeah lhem leeches are very labor intensfied fer that wear out quickly
    them whiskers do a great job and last a looooong time
    Have ya considerd a STS>:cool:
     
  8. Werd

    Werd Senior Member

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    15 .
     
  9. IChim2

    IChim2 IChim2 and he's a shooter

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    You may not make it to a 30" dl.
     
  10. Werd

    Werd Senior Member

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    hmmm maybe. my doc said i should grow 4 more inches this year. im 5 10 now. i still got 2 more to grow if his theory is right. and thats just this year. he still said im not done growing. he also said that he expects me to grow over 6 2. so i may be able. if not im going to just get a bowtech. one of them thingys with 37432984372 FPS :peace: :laugh:
     
  11. IChim2

    IChim2 IChim2 and he's a shooter

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    Drink a lot of milk.:laugh:
     
  12. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    I think...
    Forget about the leeches and whiskers and get a STS or MeanV...that will take the weight off the string and quiet it down a bit. Keep your arrows around 6 grains per pound. A dropaway is a good choice, also you can take the brass nock off the string and just use a loop and tied nock...
    What peep are you using? if it has a tube get rid of it you can go with a G5 metapeep they are pretty light...
    and finally 28.5 DL is gonna hurt the IBO too but speed ain't everything...