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#1119880 - 01/08/09 02:26 PM Arrow speed?
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Is there a minimum thresh hold for arrow speed on whitetail deer? I am looking at a Parker Legend XP that is 30" axle to axle, lightweight, but has an AMO speed of 224 fps. The bow felt really good at 50#, but of course any bit of searching online I find people touting arrow speed. Also, is the short axle to axle on this bow an issue for a novice?
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#1120013 - 01/08/09 03:26 PM Re: Arrow speed? [Re: UTGrad]
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You won't have any problems killing a deer
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#1120023 - 01/08/09 03:32 PM Re: Arrow speed? [Re: A.Hall]
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That should be fine. A slower bow is good for a beginner. You won't have any problems killing deer at that speed.

Alot of people get wrapped up in the speed of their bow, but it is not the most important factor. When hunting I prefer a heavier arrow and a slower bow.
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#1120108 - 01/08/09 04:29 PM Re: Arrow speed? [Re: bobthebowhunter]
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I wouldn't be too concerned about what your speed is right now . Arrow weight and draw weight can be changed to improve speed , if that is your goal . But being a first time bowhunter , I'd recommend keeping your shots less than 25 yards , so speed isn't much of a factor in judging yardage .
You will gain a little more KE by eventually increasing your draw weight if desired . The main thing is to shoot a bow that is comfortable for you to shoot at the correct draw weight and draw length .
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#1120235 - 01/08/09 06:07 PM Re: Arrow speed? [Re: Radar]
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Simple enough...thanks
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#1120292 - 01/08/09 06:53 PM Re: Arrow speed? [Re: UTGrad]
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I agree with Radar. I will add, if you feel comfortable with 50# on the Parker right now, you might want to get one that peaks at 60#. Although a 50# compound is plenty for whitetail, if you shoot much in the off season you will build up pretty fast and might want to up the poundage later as long as you feel comfortable.. Just something to think about.
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#1120304 - 01/08/09 07:00 PM Re: Arrow speed? [Re: pjridge]
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#1120371 - 01/08/09 07:38 PM Re: Arrow speed? [Re: pjridge]
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 Originally Posted By: pjridge
I agree with Radar. I will add, if you feel comfortable with 50# on the Parker right now, you might want to get one that peaks at 60#. Although a 50# compound is plenty for whitetail, if you shoot much in the off season you will build up pretty fast and might want to up the poundage later as long as you feel comfortable.. Just something to think about.


I was looking at a 50-60# and have it set at 50# for that reason.

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#1120432 - 01/08/09 07:56 PM Re: Arrow speed? [Re: UTGrad]
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 Originally Posted By: UTGrad
 Originally Posted By: pjridge
I agree with Radar. I will add, if you feel comfortable with 50# on the Parker right now, you might want to get one that peaks at 60#. Although a 50# compound is plenty for whitetail, if you shoot much in the off season you will build up pretty fast and might want to up the poundage later as long as you feel comfortable.. Just something to think about.


I was looking at a 50-60# and have it set at 50# for that reason.


I figured that was the case. Good luck and above all, enjoy!
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#1120863 - 01/09/09 06:46 AM Re: Arrow speed? [Re: bobthebowhunter]
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 Originally Posted By: bobthebowhunter
A slower bow is good for a beginner.


Please explain.

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