spitfires and ke

Discussion in 'Bowhunting forum' started by chevyguy619, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. chevyguy619

    chevyguy619 New Member

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    I was told that spitfires require alot of kinetic energy to open. What is alot of ke?. I am shooting 50lbs of ke right now. Is this enough? I don't want to have the blades not open or have poor penetration.
     
  2. jdawg240

    jdawg240 BOWNUTS

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    The blades will open no problem. It's the pass through factor you have to worry about. I would say 9 times out of 10 you wont get a exit wound. I have dealt with several deer shot with spitfires from a bow with similar KE to yours. They kill the deer but with no exit wound tracking can be difficult. The gentlemen who shot these deer went over to slicktricks last year and had 3 complete pass throughs:noidea: .
     

  3. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

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    Give us more details on your setup.
    bow
    draw weight
    draw length
    arrow weight
    speed in fps if you know it.
     
  4. chevyguy619

    chevyguy619 New Member

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    i've got a browning rage mt with a draw lenghth of 27" 63lbs draw weight 362.5grain arrows and shooting 248fps
     
  5. deerassassin22

    deerassassin22 BOWTECH TRIBUTE

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    Spitfire

    I talked to a gentleman at the bow range today and says he has used them since they cam out and has never had a problem. Although he did say that the entry wounds are small about the size of your arrow. But he has had all pass throughs pulling 60lbs and 27" draw. I switched to them this year and have had no problems. But i hear the rage broadheads give you great entry and exit holes haven't talked to anyone who has used them and got something with them. But if you have good shot placement I don't think you will have to track them more then 100yds. Which if you are hunting thick brush could making tracking hard as stated earlier.
     
  6. scottg

    scottg Huntin Junkie

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  7. PA.JAY

    PA.JAY New Member

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    nice program but it's not even close to accurate . it was 24fps off for me.
     
  8. Brown Hornet

    Brown Hornet New Member

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    With the specs you listed....I wouldn't shoot Spitfires.

    and they are my favorite head.

    You are loosing performane on the bow end. Your lbs, draw and arrow weight are enough with many bows made today but not with yours. If you were up in the 270 fps+ range I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  9. hunter2678

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    At 248 fps you could benefit more from a fixed head. A COC head would be real nice for your setup IMO. Thats what I would use if I were you, a good one should slice right through your deer w no problem.