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#878917 - 08/21/08 06:22 AM Re: Is my bow fast enough? [Re: richmanbarbeque]
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Very easy to get a bow that is too fast for the broadhead you are shooting. In fact, some mechanicals open in the air if the bow is too fast. I have some that simply cannot be shot at over 290 unless you rubber band the blades.

Given the preference, I liked my compounds to shoot about 250. I have had several bows that I slowed down to get better accuracy and arrow flight with the b'head I was using. I never shot less than 125 grains and often shot 150's. Real easy to get a bow too fast for a two-blade 150.

Remember...speed works both ways.
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#879020 - 08/21/08 07:07 AM Re: Is my bow fast enough? [Re: bowriter]
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I see where bowriter is coming from . At speeds exceeding 265 fps or so , some broadhead designs tend to wind plane more . Mechanicals or low profile fixed blade heads are a good choice for higher IBO speeds .
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#879134 - 08/21/08 08:14 AM Re: Is my bow fast enough? [Re: Radar]
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 Originally Posted By: Radar
I see where bowriter is coming from . At speeds exceeding 265 fps or so , some broadhead designs tend to wind plane more . Mechanicals or low profile fixed blade heads are a good choice for higher IBO speeds .


Radar i am shooting around 310, are you saying that i should shoot a muzzy instead of a rage head?

i was thinking about the rage heads butt .......................
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#879216 - 08/21/08 08:58 AM Re: Is my bow fast enough? [Re: POSSUM HUNTER]
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 Originally Posted By: POSSUM HUNTER
 Originally Posted By: Radar
I see where bowriter is coming from . At speeds exceeding 265 fps or so , some broadhead designs tend to wind plane more . Mechanicals or low profile fixed blade heads are a good choice for higher IBO speeds .


Radar i am shooting around 310, are you saying that i should shoot a muzzy instead of a rage head?

i was thinking about the rage heads butt .......................


The Rage head is a good mechanical broadhead because of the reward opening blades that don't expend KE to open up like the front opening blades do .
My preference is the low profile Slick Trick fixed blade heads . They have less tendency to wind plane at higher speeds than my standard size fixed blade heads did .
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#879305 - 08/21/08 09:48 AM Re: Is my bow fast enough? [Re: anythingoutdoors]
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 Originally Posted By: anythingoutdoors
I have an older bow that only shoots about 270-280 fps


Only 270-280? People must not think they have any speed unless they are breaking the 300 fps mark. My first bow was doing good to hit 220 @70#29". 270-280 is plenty fast.

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#879388 - 08/21/08 10:26 AM Re: Is my bow fast enough? [Re: bowriter]
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 Originally Posted By: bowriter
Very easy to get a bow that is too fast for the broadhead you are shooting. In fact, some mechanicals open in the air if the bow is too fast. I have some that simply cannot be shot at over 290 unless you rubber band the blades.

Remember...speed works both ways.


I do agree but the way the rage BH(one he was asking about) opens from the rear. Good topic though.

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#879432 - 08/21/08 10:55 AM Re: Is my bow fast enough? [Re: richmanbarbeque]
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I have never shoot an arrow through a chrono with any of my bows . I'm guessing my current setups are around 265 or so . I really don't care as long as they shoot where I'm aiming and have enough KE to do the job . ;\)
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#880382 - 08/21/08 09:04 PM Re: Is my bow fast enough? [Re: Radar]
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Pssst! Little hint if it ain't broke don't fix it! I had bad experience with the exp. heads, spitfire and snypers. Back to Muzzy's now and no intentions on changing. Easy to find, flies great, tough head and lots of confidence. MUZZY BAD TO THE BONE!
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#880661 - 08/22/08 06:03 AM Re: Is my bow fast enough? [Re: bowriter]
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Killed alot of my deer with arrow seed around 230fps. I now shoot about 255fps. I have "got" be able to see my arrow flight.
Eyes can't focus as good as they used too.
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#881625 - 08/22/08 04:16 PM Re: Is my bow fast enough? [Re: Radar]
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 Originally Posted By: Radar
I have never shoot an arrow through a chrono with any of my bows . I'm guessing my current setups are around 265 or so . I really don't care as long as they shoot where I'm aiming and have enough KE to do the job . ;\)


I believe that is your definitive answer.
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