Arrow Drop Question for 300+fps shooters

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  • May 3, 2010 at 2:02 pm #530230 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 7/5/2006
    This place is getting almost as bad as I here people make Archery talk out to be cant even post on how you shoot with out people butting in and telling you you cant. Why dont you take your Athens Wild game Nation watching bow some place outher than in my business.

    No it’s nowhere like AT, but if your claim defy the laws of physics you can bet your sweet bippy that someone will call you on it..

    I usually stay out of the absurd claims threads, but some haven’t learned the degree of restraint that I have.. :D

    May 3, 2010 at 2:26 pm #530231 Back to Top REPORT
    Blood Bath2006

    Joined: 10/14/2006
    This place is getting almost as bad as I here people make Archery talk out to be cant even post on how you shoot with out people butting in and telling you you cant. Why dont you take your Athens Wild game Nation watching bow some place outher than in my business.

    Lets break this down using an easy equation.

    At 300fps it would take 1 second for your arrow to travel 100 yards, if it stayed 300fps the whole way (which it can not). So it would take your arrow .3 seconds to cover 30 yards. An arrow drops 32.2 ft per second. I could show you exactly how many total feet your arrow has dropped from 0-30 yards, but I’m sure you can do the math yourself. 17fps is a negligible difference.

    I’m not trying to tell you that you can’t do something, I’m just trying to give ACCURATE information. It is not physically possible to have all points in your form the same and have 0 drop in a 15 yard span. Not saying you didn’t do it.

    Oh, and how did you know I watched Wildgame Nation :shock: :shock:

    You must be psychic too :shock: :shock:

    May 6, 2010 at 3:06 am #530232 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 10/12/2008
    Check this out! Thanks to OnTarget2 software application. It shows 320 fps can allow you to shoot one pin to about 34 yds. That is assuming you are aiming at the center of 10 ring (or a deers lung). However, if you are aiming for 12’s you can see that you must be within +/- 3yds of judging distance even at 30 yds with a 320 fps bow. I thought ASA 3D was limited to 288 fps? Is that just Bowhunter class?

    May 9, 2010 at 5:05 am #530233 Back to Top REPORT

    dan flood

    Joined: 1/18/2005
    4.29″ drop is what I get when I run it on OT2. I tested this with my setup numerous times ( if fact just today) and it appears to pretty accurate.
    May 10, 2010 at 1:25 am #530234 Back to Top REPORT


    Joined: 8/24/2009
    My curent arrow is shoting 320 now I am changing to gold tip series 22 pro 300 witch is 7.4 gpi and 63 lbs witch I am sure will burn out of my M7 at 30 inch draw so it is not even like I have to try and arrow hit the 12.
    May 13, 2010 at 12:56 am #530235 Back to Top REPORT

    Age: 52
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    On Target2 is a GREAT program and VERY accurate. I have used it for years
    I use it to calculate drops for hunting and 3d
    May 17, 2010 at 4:33 am #530236 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 4/13/2010
    it is just plain physics. what goes up must come down. even plains fly the same as an arrow. the only way to have a consistent level flight there must be a constant supply of energy. thats why you must shoot higher than the target to hit it at 20 or 30 yds.
    December 29, 2010 at 4:55 am #530237 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 1/10/2010
    my drop from 40-45 is 3.5 to 4 inches average.OT2 says I should be at 3.64 so I think Im pretty much spot on.
    December 22, 2011 at 4:59 pm #530238 Back to Top REPORT


    Joined: 2/17/2011
    The answer to the OP’s question is he is correct the shooter you met is wrong. Physics answers that question. Now why did he say what he did, well my guess is because he thought that was correct. Why? Because the fact of the matter is a 40 yards plus most guys can’t hold a 6″ group to know where they are hitting. So one day he shot his 40 yard pin at 45 and hit a half inch low so that’s where it hits, either because he is a poor shot or it could be a mental thing where he was aiming high to compensate as he knew it was 45 not 40.
    Bottom line is there isn’t a bow out there fast enough to use one pin to 40 aiming dead on. You can have one pin but you will have to start aiming high if you get past 35 or so. I know my 30 yard pin is good to kill a deer from 34 and in, but I still have a 20 yard pin and a 40yrd as well as a rangefinder, because I like hitting what I am aiming at when I’m hunting. And at 3d events if you miss yardage by 5 yards you aren’t going to be in the winner’s circle very often either
    January 21, 2012 at 4:38 pm #530239 Back to Top REPORT


    Joined: 11/28/2007
    The fastest setup I have owned was a Monster 6.7 shooting a 350ish grn. arrow at 326 fps. Now on my 5 pin sight I had it set in 10 yd increments and the 20 and 30 were close but I still needed both. If I shot my 30 yd pin from 40 there was quite a bit of drop.
    If someone is not the greatest shot I could see them thinking that 1 pin is good for 20 and 30.
    My prestige is shooting my hunting arrow at 288fps. I have considered setting one pin for 25 yds and I think that would get me by on most of my real life shots at deer. The reason I dont is because I like to shoot at different yardages while practicing.
    On another note I see people on here claiming 3 in. groups out to 60 yds. I am the best shot in our club and I shoot top ten at the other clubs on a bad day, top five on a good one. With several top 3’s.
    I can not shoot 3 in. groups at 60 consistently nor at 50 I can at 40 if I am practicing alot. Im not saying they cant but there must not be very many good shooters around here. I would think if one were really that good they wuld be on the pro circuit.
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