On the porch wrote:Ted Nugent shoots his bow with 53 pounds and uses the cheapest arrows Gold Tip makes. I'd say he's shooting in the 220 FPS range. The Gold Tip's shoot at about 10 FPS faster than allum. arrows. How many THOUSANDS of animals has he killed? Too many to count. You don't need a bow thats set up at 80 lbs and shoot's 300+ FPS to work for you.
Cupped-n-Committed wrote:You should read this. you need to understand Kinetic energy. Arrow weight is more important than speed when hunting. But they are semi dependant on each other. I disagree with the author as how much KE required as deer can be killed with less than 45 pound KE when placed in the ribs and not in the shoulders. but it's a very good education on the physics of killing deer with a bow.
skybuster20ga wrote:well it depends on draw weight and draw legnth and arrow legnth. a 370 gr arrow would be heavy for a 26 inch draw @ 55-60lbs. but would be hyperlite for a 30" 70 pounder. its all relavant to each bow set up. the combo has to be perfect to acheive the best of both worlds
Greenhead Grappler wrote:i know from experience you dont need a 450 gr. arrow for hunting. i shoot 370 gr. arrows and they pass straight through the animal and stick in the ground about 6 in.
Cupped-n-Committed wrote:Greenhead Grappler wrote:i know from experience you dont need a 450 gr. arrow for hunting. i shoot 370 gr. arrows and they pass straight through the animal and stick in the ground about 6 in.
It is all about KE. You are raising your KE by increasing your speed. Increase your speed ot increase the weight of your arrow and you increase your KE.
But the weight of the arrow increases the KE 2 times what speed does. That is why heavier arrow are important for hunting. The heavier and arrow is the more energy it will take from the bow. That is why manufactures recommend no less that a certain weight arrow on compounds. Shooting a really light arrow is almost like a dry fire.
Ah this is great. I forgot I had this on my web site.
Go and enter your arrow weight and bow speed and you can see the KE your setup is producing. Keep in mind changing arrow weight does reduce FPS some so you have to web search how much. I just can not remember right now how much.
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