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#3674112 - 05/20/14 08:39 AM bow?
chebuck
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I'm in the market for a new bow this summer! My question is I have 26 inch draw. What bow or what characteristics do I need to be looking for to get the most speed I can.
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#3674128 - 05/20/14 08:50 AM Re: bow? [Re: chebuck]
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^^^ hello fellow short armed archer . I have a 26" draw also . I have given up on the speed deal because we don't stand a chance shooting really fast speeds . What we can do is shoot an efficient set up that was blistering fast 5-10 years ago . I would recommend shooting a bunch of different bows and finding one that feels and holds the best for you . Although you can use speed as a deciding factor I would not . After all the only thing speed will do is help you miss faster if you aren't comfortable with the bow .

With that said what kind of brands are you looking at ? PSE has a good short draw line available with impressive speeds . Hoyt's are good feeling and shooting bows for us short armed fellers . Just depends on what you are looking for .
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#3674137 - 05/20/14 09:01 AM Re: bow? [Re: bowhunter163]
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Right now I'm shooting a bear truth 2. I'm shooting somewhere around 270fps but am using real light arrows. To get that. I am open to any brands just want a bow that is comfortable and is quicker than what I have now.
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#3674328 - 05/20/14 02:15 PM Re: bow? [Re: chebuck]
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Dude 270 is moving pretty good for a 26" draw . How light of an arrow are you shooting ?
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#3674365 - 05/20/14 03:03 PM Re: bow? [Re: bowhunter163]
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I think they are 6.9 gpi.
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#3674366 - 05/20/14 03:03 PM Re: bow? [Re: bowhunter163]
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 Originally Posted By: bowhunter163
^^^ hello fellow short armed archer . I have a 26" draw also . I have given up on the speed deal because we don't stand a chance shooting really fast speeds . What we can do is shoot an efficient set up that was blistering fast 5-10 years ago . I would recommend shooting a bunch of different bows and finding one that feels and holds the best for you . Although you can use speed as a deciding factor I would not . After all the only thing speed will do is help you miss faster if you aren't comfortable with the bow .

With that said what kind of brands are you looking at ? PSE has a good short draw line available with impressive speeds . Hoyt's are good feeling and shooting bows for us short armed fellers . Just depends on what you are looking for .

Good advise !
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#3674371 - 05/20/14 03:11 PM Re: bow? [Re: Radar]
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Well let me clarify my self. What I am looking for is to be able to shoot flatter. From my thinking getting a faster bow would do this or is there anything else I can do to shorten the distance between pins?
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#3674421 - 05/20/14 04:42 PM Re: bow? [Re: chebuck]
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 Originally Posted By: chebuck
Well let me clarify my self. What I am looking for is to be able to shoot flatter. From my thinking getting a faster bow would do this or is there anything else I can do to shorten the distance between pins?


270fps is smoking for that DL....don't know how much more you're going to get out of it. Problem is the bows nowadays are close to maxed out with speed, unless they make major changes to BH and cam design that makes the bow a handful to draw and shoot. You might change bows and pick up a little speed and a very slight difference in trajectory, but very little.


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#3674475 - 05/20/14 06:15 PM Re: bow? [Re: chebuck]
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 Originally Posted By: chebuck
Well let me clarify my self. What I am looking for is to be able to shoot flatter. From my thinking getting a faster bow would do this or is there anything else I can do to shorten the distance between pins?
you will never have the same pin gaps as the longer draw length guys . I have the same problem . You can shoot the exact same speed as a longer draw archer but your peep to pin and how you see your sight will make your pin gaps larger . All I know is it has something to do with the peep to pin , peep to arrow height , and how your eye perceives the sight .

Also I was wondering what total weight your arrows were ? What is the length of the arrow . If you can figure that out let me know and me or tndeerguy can plug in your numbers and see what weight arrow will get you to flattest trajectory . Sometimes you can shoot too light of an arrow and it doesn't carry it's momentum as well .

My hunting bow last year was shooting in the 250's .


Edited by bowhunter163 (05/20/14 06:17 PM)
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#3674573 - 05/20/14 09:14 PM Re: bow? [Re: bowhunter163]
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Ok will look when I get back to the house. Thanks
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#3674938 - 05/21/14 12:42 PM Re: bow? [Re: chebuck]
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I am a short draw length shooter like yourself. 27inch.

Like you I am constantly looking for that flat trajectory fast speed bow.

Depends on what you can handle pull wise.

Ive Tested about every bow out there and the one I found that came closest to what I was looking for in speed and draw cycle was the Bowtech RPM360

With a 27inch draw and set at 60 lbs and a 334 grain total weight arrow 25.5 inches I was getting 299 FPS. Figure about 280ish for the 26 inch draw. That is about as fast as you are going to get with a Factory draw 60 lb bow. Step up to 70 lb limbs and you might sqeek out 10-15 more FPS.

The Bowtech Carbon Knight and Experience are not too far behind the RPM360 but have a much different draw cycle. Depends on what you like as far as a draw cycle.

The Hoyt Faktor Turbo is another one of those bows built for speed. With the 27inch draw length and the 334 total weight arrows I was getting right around 285 with that set up. It was by far the quietest bow I shot of the bunch and had the smoothest of the draw cycles of the bunch.

In all honesty you just gotta try them to see which one fits you the best and which one you shoot the best. That is what I did. Let the bow pick you.

I wound up with the Carbon Knight From Bowtech because it suits my needs the best and I shot it the best. I wanted the lightest bow possible to hunt with. I hate heavy bows.

I got a single fixed pin sight and with a 27 yard dead on Point of impact at 20 yards I am 1 inch hight at 30 yards I am 1 inch low and at 35 yards I am 5 inches low. So for Zero to 30 I just hold dead nuts. For 35 yard shots I just hold a tad high of the heart just below the spine. For 40 yards I just hold at the spine as it drops about 9 inches.



But there is my speed report.

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