Should I be dissapointed that my bow only shoots

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by Southernfryedyankee, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. Southernfryedyankee

    Southernfryedyankee Senior Member

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    269 FPS. I know its enough to kill a deer I just thought my bow would shoot faster. I will chrono the arrows for a more accurate FPS after I install my new strings.
     
  2. tnts79

    tnts79 Senior Member

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    What kind of bow, draw weight, draw length, arrow weight, what rest, what vanes, whats on the string? I'm sure you could get some more speed out of it by tweaking a few things
     

  3. IChim2

    IChim2 IChim2 and he's a shooter

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    You shouldn't....unless your into that speed thing.I'm one of the lucky guys because i have a 30" DL but i choose to shoot an arrow that has a total wght of 500gr's which put's me in the 260/270 range depending on which one of my bows i shoot and i like it....kinda strange i guess that if i'd switch over to carbons and shoot the m.a.w. i could get most of the speed that the bow has to offer.....but my bows quiet/ Bh's tune real easy with that speed/arrow wght....i'm happy.:biggrin1:
     
  4. Southernfryedyankee

    Southernfryedyankee Senior Member

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    Bowtech Tribute
    27" DL
    63# DW
    370 grains total arrow weight (tip,insert,nock collar,blazers,nock)
    Nap 3000 rest
    blazers
    Fletcher peep
    JCMorgan is making me strings that should arrive today

    No silencing on the string itself just on the cables
     
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  5. pilot

    pilot Senior Member

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    Just my opinion but with a 27" draw length and 63lb draw weight, i'd say that's a pretty respectable speed ya got there.....:rockon:
     
  6. MO.HICK

    MO.HICK Senior Member

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    I think you have good fps with the draw length draw weight and arrow weight.

    Mo.Hick
     
  7. Huya

    Huya Senior Member

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    With that draw length and bow weight. Then add the arrow grams, I would be kissing that bow and thanking it for great performance. Up until a few years back I was shooting a Jennings that maxed at 165 fps and I have a 29DL. But then that bow was built in the late 70's and I couldn't afford a new one. And even at that speed as slow as that is considered now I could kill a deer with it. Now I am shooting the Guardian and am pushing the 300fps mark but I also now shoot at the 70# and the Jennings was only 50.
     
  8. MoSkeeter0311

    MoSkeeter0311 New Member

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    I wouldn't get hung up on the fps. That's a very respectable speed. To me the:amen: numbers are more for bragging rights than anything else. True, I want my bow to do what it's supposed to do but I'm more interested in making sure everything is tuned right and then see what it does.
     
  9. bullfiddle

    bullfiddle Movin on up!!!

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    Are ya hittin what your aimin at? nuff said:laugh:
     
  10. tnts79

    tnts79 Senior Member

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    I don't know what the IBO speed on that bow is but here it goes
    IBO Speed 320-328 fast mods 312-320 smooth mods

    Total Arrow Weight: 370
    Bow IBO Speed: 325 average IBO with speed mods
    Adjustment for Draw Length: -30 (27")
    Adjustment for Draw Weight: -14 (#63)
    Adjustment for Arrow Weight: -7 (370 grains)
    Adjustment for Weight on String: -3 (10 grains - peep, d-loop)
    Calculated Speed: 271 fps
    Kinetic Energy: 60.35

    Total Arrow Weight: 370
    Bow IBO Speed: 315 average IBO with smooth mods
    Adjustment for Draw Length: -30 fps
    Adjustment for Draw Weight: -14 fps
    Adjustment for Arrow Weight: -7 fps
    Adjustment for Weight on String: -3 fps
    Calculated Speed: 261 fps
    Kinetic Energy: 55.98

    Just so you can see where you speed is going!


    http://bucklemke.com/ke/ke.php
     
  11. thehairlessone!

    thehairlessone! Senior Member

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    That's pretty good for a 27" draw.

    I had my guardian up to 280 fps. with a 300 grain arrow at 27"

    Plenty fast enough for me

    rick
     
  12. rpford53

    rpford53 Member

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    28" draw
    60# pull @ 70 % let-off
    378 grain arrow
    293 fps
    Xforce no modifcations done :peace:
     
  13. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    I'm with Pilot, Louie
    Thats pretty good for 27" / 63# and arrows that are about 50gr heavy...
    And it's got plenty of KE...
     
  14. Ronhop

    Ronhop RIP

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    No.

    Based on your bow specs and arrow config think you are fast...

    Ron
     
  15. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    Louie man you are getting fine speeds. Just keep on practicing and hittin bulls. Just be happy the limbs aren't exploding.:tape: :laugh: J/K That bow is lookin very good also.:peace:
     
  16. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    plenty fast enough.....for anything.....
     
  17. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

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    that's some good speed on the xforce but that's a supposed 6" brace height bow compared to a 7.5" brace height bow.
     
  18. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

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    That's good speed for a 27" draw. Do you have smooth or fast mods installed.
     
  19. Pinwheel1969

    Pinwheel1969 #1 THREAD KILLER

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    that is good speed, I set up my '05 Illusion..
    28" draw
    64#
    376 grn radial x weave
    peep/loop
    7.25 brace and getting 282 fps.

    I did set it up w/ ibo rating..
    rated 320ibo
    70#-30" draw-350grn arrow
    no peep/loop ect..
    chrono'd 3 shots and hit 318

    your speed equal to your accessories - draw and weight setup. you'd be above that. I did calculate your set up on archers advantage and it gave me 274fps. so I'd say your right on the money...