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#3409017 - 10/18/13 09:42 PM So I borrowed a chronograph...
Harold Money jr
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Registered: 09/14/07
Posts: 236
Loc: East Tennessee

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I have not used a chronograph since about 2002 when I was shooting a bunch of tournaments. Back then the speed limit was 280fps and that was my focus. I have always had hunting weight arrows and target weight arrows. Well after chronographing my Ultratec and my two hunting arrow setups it shot a blistering 235 with one and 238 with the other. (75/95gt's and 2413's respectively) My old Provantage Tracer is shooting a whopping 188fps with 2216's and Thunderheads. I'm not worried at all and it does not bother me in the slightest, the ultratec setup has shot through every deer and buried in the ground on the other side. I once on accident shot completely through 2 does at the same time with the 2413 setup and 100gr thunderheads. My buddy came over and brought his Excalibur phoenix that was supposed to shoot 315fps it shot 262fps on average it shoots through every deer he pulls the trigger on. I would have added about 20fps to every speed we measured if I had been asked. It shows me two things, it doesn't take very much to shoot through a deer and those 300+fps bows are truly smokin!!!!
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#3409047 - 10/18/13 10:21 PM Re: So I borrowed a chronograph... [Re: Harold Money jr]
SCAT
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Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 754
Loc: ANDERSON CO.

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I have a Phoenix and it is rated at 305fps. With a 400gr bolt, mine shoots 272fps.
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#3409126 - 10/19/13 04:00 AM Re: So I borrowed a chronograph... [Re: SCAT]
UTGrad
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Registered: 12/01/07
Posts: 10229
Loc: Franklin, TN

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I'd like to have a chrono one day for tuning purposes and for other stuff like bullet ballistics.
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#3410376 - 10/20/13 07:01 AM Re: So I borrowed a chronograph... [Re: UTGrad]
Crow Terminator
TnDeer Old Timer
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Registered: 10/23/99
Posts: 9029
Loc: McMinn County

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I wouldn't mind having one either but I wouldn't get much use out of it a majority of the time. All I really would use it for, would be for tournament season. I get the wild hair to play around with different arrow combos, and when I find one that I get really good results with, I have to know whether it's ASA legal or not via speed limit. So I have to take a trip to the bow shop and shoot through their chrono just to make sure I wont get DQed. As much as I've spent on gas going to and from the bow shop to do it...I coulda done bought 3 Pro Chrony machines.
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#3410428 - 10/20/13 07:50 AM Re: So I borrowed a chronograph... [Re: Crow Terminator]
Toxophilite Phil
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Registered: 01/24/00
Posts: 1881
Loc: Rogersville,Tn USA

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I've got one and truthfully I don't use it very often. But like Crow said I play around with different set ups. It allowed me to figure out a great combination with my current set up. I am now shooting only 59 lbs with a 405 grain arrow at 290 fps. That was a lethal dose for the bear I got this spring.
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#3410429 - 10/20/13 07:55 AM Re: So I borrowed a chronograph... [Re: Toxophilite Phil]
knightrider
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Registered: 09/27/10
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 Originally Posted By: Toxophilite Phil
I've got one and truthfully I don't use it very often. But like Crow said I play around with different set ups. It allowed me to figure out a great combination with my current set up. I am now shooting only 59 lbs with a 405 grain arrow at 290 fps. That was a lethal dose for the bear I got this spring.
dang what bow are you shooting!!! that's awesome
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#3410713 - 10/20/13 12:40 PM Re: So I borrowed a chronograph... [Re: knightrider]
DixieCrafter
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Registered: 10/03/12
Posts: 333
Loc: Mid-TN

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For me a chrono is an indispensable tool for tuning, arrow selection, and equipment evaluation to name just a few. You can catch them on sale fo $89.00 every now and then. The indoor infrared screens double the use of this valuable tool!
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#3410717 - 10/20/13 12:45 PM Re: So I borrowed a chronograph... [Re: DixieCrafter]
TNDeerGuy
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Registered: 11/28/06
Posts: 6170
Loc: Old Hickory/Mt.Juliet, TN

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 Originally Posted By: DixieCrafter
For me a chrono is an indispensable tool for tuning, arrow selection, and equipment evaluation to name just a few. You can catch them on sale fo $89.00 every now and then. The indoor infrared screens double the use of this valuable tool!


X2!!! Couldn't live without mine!

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#3412569 - 10/21/13 07:02 PM Re: So I borrowed a chronograph... [Re: TNDeerGuy]
Bootlegger
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Registered: 04/26/13
Posts: 144
Loc: Crossville,TN

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There fun to use....my new PSE Revenge with at 65lbs.DW, 28.5 DL and a 422gr. arrow i'm shooting a consistent 299-301 fps. The IBO is 340 though.
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#3413580 - 10/22/13 10:52 AM Re: So I borrowed a chronograph... [Re: Bootlegger]
Headhunter
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Registered: 11/14/00
Posts: 4021
Loc: LaVergne, TN USA

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I shoot a pse at 71 lbs and my 500 gr arrow setup flies at 280 fps.
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