don taylor wrote:28" draw and I shoot and hold a 60# yellowjacket longbow so I think that I could shoot it at 70# comfortably. Is there that much difference between 300 and 310 IBO? I thought the difference was going to be minimal. I don't know the arrow weight but they are Easton Axis arrows and 125 gr. f.p's and broadheads.
I wanted that matthews pretty bad. I can't blame him for changing his mind. I should have gone straight to his house when he offered. I've always been a minimalist when it comes to bow hunting, now I'm waist deep in it.
no no man, your good. you will not see any difference in 300 and 310, and like others have said. you will not be able to acheive it. think of it like the gas milege on the sticker at the dealer ship. however, there is a difference between 300 and 335. and my bow only gets about 276 fps. but im fixin to buy one that i can break 300 fps. (theres a big difference in 270 and 300 for some reason.) it doesnt sound like that much difference, but if you see the two bows shoot side by side the 270 bow looks like its lobbing arrows compared the 300. plus, you have a flatter shot.
as far as the arrows, the axis are very good arrows. you could go a little lighter but your ok where your at. you could bump broadheads down to 100 gr. and apply the blazers. that would help your weight a little. also, if theyre not precut. cut them as short as you can. the shaft doesnt need to stick out past the rest anymore than an inch. but again, its ok if theyre not.
i like to do all this stuff with compound bows. little things here and there will gain you a little speed here and a little speed there. after youve done enough youve drastically increase your bows speed - increases accuracy - increases flatness of shot - increasing KE - increases fun!
my goal is to always maximize the bows potential. but again im anal about this crap. i take it too seriously.
kind of like my duck hunting