Arrow FPS

Discussion in 'Archery Equipment' started by Ataulbe1, Sep 28, 2019.

  1. Ataulbe1

    Ataulbe1 12 pointer

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    Anybody know what they're actually shooting with their bow? My cousin and I got his chronograph out today and shot a few. I shoot 72# and he shoots 70#. I don't believe either of us had an arrow register over 255. We both shoot fairly heavy stiff arrows, but still a little surprised we weren't up closer to 275+.
     
  2. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    I haven't checked mine in a few years, but with the setup I'm shooting now, I was shooting a tad over 300 FPS in 2011.
     
  3. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    i'm shooting 319 with an Elite energy 35. 30 or 31" draw, 72lb. the bow shop where i bought it was amazed it was that fast. something like 95lbs KE.
     
  4. Meatstick

    Meatstick 12 pointer

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    Got em shooting everywhere from 180 (recurve) up to 360 (90# alphaburner).
    They all kill deer dead just fine.
    Heavy ol hunting arrows really knock the speed down
     
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  5. xbuckeye

    xbuckeye Fawn

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    I’m shooting 265 fps with 60 lb draw and 100 grain rages, and carbon express arrows.
     
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  6. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

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    301 @70# PSE AXE6

    I have the paperwork in my desk..

    Dialed it back to 65# so don't know what I'm shooting now.
     
  7. Bowonly86

    Bowonly86 6 pointer

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    I shoo 78 pounds at 29 inches on my Mathews vertix with a 488 grain total weight arrow at between 298 and 304 FPS I have a switchback set up 29in 69 pounds with a 395 grain arrow shoots between 246 and 252
     
  8. Bowonly86

    Bowonly86 6 pointer

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    Some Chronos can be very sensitive to light indooors and out I have often questioned the reliability of there results
     
  9. bullet225ho

    bullet225ho 6 pointer

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    Darton Pro3800 J6 draw modules (30") 67lbs, GT Velocity 300 arrows 100gn heads. (400gn total)
    314 fps. with limbs cranked down to 71lbs 324fps.

    The chronograph puts speed into perspective and humbles a lot of folks. Most bows in the 65-70lb range with a 29" draw are going to be in the 255-275 on the high end.

    To get into the 300fps with hunting arrows it takes some poundage and 30"+ of draw length.

    My Buddies Bowtech Prodigy with 29" draw and 68lbs, 28.5" maxima reds gets 264fps. adjust the cam profile from comfort to performance and he picks up 9fps to 273fps.

    He swore he was shooting over 300fps as IBO is listed at 340ish or something....but...dropping down to 29" and 68lbs with hunting arrow brings the bow back to normal speeds.

    I have a backup Darton Pro3800. I should put the J5 draw modules on it (29") and see what it will shoot.
     
  10. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    "hunting arrows" is very vague... My deer hunting arrows are just over 300.... I shoot a tad over 300 FPS with 28.5 draw at 60 lbs. That is through chronograph. Doing the math, my flatlines are around 330.... That includes lumenok...
     
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  11. bullet225ho

    bullet225ho 6 pointer

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    Hunting arrows to me are something in the 9-10gn per inch range (which is what a lot of arrows will end up after knock, insert, and fletching. Add a 100gn broad head and now the arrow is in the 13gn per inch range. Also I probably should have said "hunting setup" as most folks will use a D loop, peep and various string silencers which can change velocity also.

    Yes, you are correct. I was a bit vague and maybe I should have stated 13-14gn per inch. However, some folks hunting setup may be way less than 13-14gn an inch and closer to 11 or even 10gn per inch and that's fine. I think folks that are shooting the lower gn per inch arrows are looking for that extra few fps vs the average archer that purchases a bow and arrows from pro shop and then "thinks they have a 300+fps rig" because the advertising says it IBO at 325 etc...

    I was just responding to the OP as they are thinking with 70+lbs why aren't they seeing more than the 255.
     
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  12. elmucho277

    elmucho277 6 pointer

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    Shooting a Realm X at 74# and 29" draw with 400 grain VAP TKO's, but have no idea how fast it actually shoots. Kinda interested to know, but I don't want to get wrapped up in the fps. Fast enough to shoot relatively flat out to 30 yards and kill deer.
     
  13. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    This will be pretty darn close......

    https://archerycalculator.com/estimate-bow-speed/
     
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  14. Ataulbe1

    Ataulbe1 12 pointer

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    Right there with you. I dont really care about fps. I think I was more surprised by my fps because my pins are so close together out to 50. Makes me care even less lol To read online or watch a hunting show you'd think 300+ is almost mandatory.
     
  15. elmucho277

    elmucho277 6 pointer

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