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#3300615 - 07/24/13 10:07 AM minimum FPS ?
fishboy1
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What is the minimum FPS recommended for a cross bow shooting out to 35-40yds ?

Standard hunting bolts, with standard cut fixed or mechanical broadheads.

Not looking for anything exotic, not hunting African Buffalo, or elephants. Deer and wild hogs only.

Thanks!
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#3300880 - 07/24/13 02:26 PM Re: minimum FPS ? [Re: fishboy1]
tnhunter002
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Go to excalibur's website, click on the left side where it says arrows. They have a chart. Or you could probably just Google it.
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#3301090 - 07/24/13 06:33 PM Re: minimum FPS ? [Re: tnhunter002]
fishboy1
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Elbow flared back up and I'm worried about missing bow season.
Not ready to hang up the compound just yet but need a back up.

I don't want to buy a piece of junk, but I don't really have a budget either. Needs to be cost effective as I will have to scrounge the cash out of other budget items.

If you were on a TIGHT budget, what is the minimum FPS cross bow you would be looking at?
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#3301120 - 07/24/13 06:54 PM Re: minimum FPS ? [Re: fishboy1]
mike243
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I have only owned 1 but its rated at 345,had 1 jump the string at 10y and lost it,never will shoot at another 1 looking at me unless its with a gun.
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#3301122 - 07/24/13 06:57 PM Re: minimum FPS ? [Re: fishboy1]
tnhunter002
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I think 200 would be minimal. 250 would be better.
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#3301427 - 07/25/13 05:28 AM Re: minimum FPS ? [Re: tnhunter002]
PRB
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If you go with Excalibur then Vixen is plenty. They kill moose in Canada with the Vixen all the time. I currently have a Phoenix and its plenty for my hunting needs.
I use a fixed blade Montec CS on a Spynal Tapp arrow with brass insert and with SK-300 vanes. Bought them from Jerry at SouthShore Archery if your looking for pin point accuracy. I have some GoldTip Laser IIs for sale and they are spine checked and matched. They hold just as tight of a same hole group but I wanted a heavier arrow.
Good luck.
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#3301798 - 07/25/13 12:06 PM Re: minimum FPS ? [Re: PRB]
cecil30-30
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I got a excalibur pheonix in the classifieds. FPS dial on the scope is set at 280ish and thats pushing a 435gr arrow. It gives me 2 inch groups at 40 yds..
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#3302210 - 07/25/13 07:33 PM Re: minimum FPS ? [Re: cecil30-30]
tnhunter002
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I just bought the same bow from a guy at work.
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#3302362 - 07/25/13 09:56 PM Re: minimum FPS ? [Re: tnhunter002]
Orion6
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240 and above is fine.

Barnett Jackal or similar would be great in your situation.
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