How many don’t care

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  • September 18, 2008 at 12:43 pm #521701 Back to Top REPORT
    elkhunter130
    elkhunter130

    Joined: 5/4/2005
    Speed matters but smooth and reliable is more important. I have shot a lot of fast bows, I have shot a lot of smooth bows, but to get them both together, you need to shoot a Mathews
    September 18, 2008 at 2:16 pm #521702 Back to Top REPORT
    supertac45
    supertac45

    Joined: 8/2/2005
    I’ll concur with “don’t know, don’t care.”
    September 18, 2008 at 3:52 pm #521703 Back to Top REPORT
    carbon-arch
    CARBON-ARCH

    Joined: 10/10/2004

    How many respondents of this thread have ever hunted with arrows heavier than 500 grains? How many people realize that misjudging the range by a few yards inside of 40 yards or so wouldn’t be vastly different with a 500 grain arrow as compared to a 350 grain arrow? [=}=][/quote:2ueag8g6]

    I have hunted with as high as 560gr arrows in the past. [=}=]

    September 18, 2008 at 7:33 pm #521704 Back to Top REPORT
    bigbuck1976
    bigbuck1976

    Joined: 2/12/2006
    I will buy a new mathews when they make one faster than my blackmax2 if u cant shoot fast and accurate dont mean no one else can :thumbup
    September 18, 2008 at 10:51 pm #521705 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

    Age: 71
    Joined: 10/3/2006
    Location: Colorado
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    … if u cant shoot fast and accurate dont mean no one else can :thumbup

    If you can’t shoot slow and accurate doesn’t mean no one else can. [=}=]

    Now, if you can shoot both slow and accurate and fast and accurate, why would you care about the arrow speed? Other than higher IBO:
    – allows you to use lower draw weight
    – allows you to use heavier arrows with greater KE for large and dangerous game, most of which is not on the North American Continent.

    September 19, 2008 at 1:37 am #521706 Back to Top REPORT
    jhpam3117
    jhpam3117

    Joined: 1/5/2008
    I don’t care if the variance is small between 280 and 300+ but if it is dramatically different then my bow is not working properly and that is a problem.
    September 19, 2008 at 1:55 am #521707 Back to Top REPORT
    jeff-k-in-il
    Jeff K in IL

    Age: 26
    Joined: 11/1/2005
    With my new arrows I expect a whopping 220fps.. :D
    September 19, 2008 at 2:12 am #521708 Back to Top REPORT
    machinegun74
    machinegun74

    Joined: 7/26/2005
    With my new arrows I expect a whopping 220fps.. :D

    Id never go back to that slow, Im old enough to remember just how far a deer can duck an arrow at those speeds.

    And yes, 80 to 100 fps does make a difference cause deer are like fast.

    September 19, 2008 at 2:13 am #521709 Back to Top REPORT
    jeff-k-in-il
    Jeff K in IL

    Age: 26
    Joined: 11/1/2005

    With my new arrows I expect a whopping 220fps.. :D

    Id never go back to that slow, Im old enough to remember just how far a deer can duck an arrow at those speeds.

    And yes, 80 to 100 fps does make a difference cause deer are like fast.[/quote:2te2u973]

    Jumping the string; They can do it at 300fps, and still
    avoid an arrow.. :whistle

    My new 600+ grain arrows will pack a mean punch.. :D

    September 19, 2008 at 2:19 am #521710 Back to Top REPORT
    machinegun74
    machinegun74

    Joined: 7/26/2005

    With my new arrows I expect a whopping 220fps.. :D

    Id never go back to that slow, Im old enough to remember just how far a deer can duck an arrow at those speeds.

    And yes, 80 to 100 fps does make a difference cause deer are like fast.[/quote:1cac1p7r]

    Jumping the string; They can do it at 300fps, and still
    avoid an arrow.. :whistle

    My new 600+ grain arrows will pack a mean punch.. :D[/quote:1cac1p7r]

    Im hitting 327 and yes they “can” still duck but they got less time to jump and every nanosecond counts.

    September 19, 2008 at 2:25 am #521711 Back to Top REPORT
    pa_mathews_man
    PA_MATHEWS_MAN

    Joined: 2/22/2005

    With my new arrows I expect a whopping 220fps.. :D

    Id never go back to that slow, Im old enough to remember just how far a deer can duck an arrow at those speeds.

    And yes, 80 to 100 fps does make a difference cause deer are like fast.[/quote:1o27natx]

    Jumping the string; They can do it at 300fps, and still
    avoid an arrow.. :whistle

    My new 600+ grain arrows will pack a mean punch.. :D[/quote:1o27natx]

    Im hitting 327 and yes they “can” still duck but they got less time to jump and every nanosecond counts.[/quote:1o27natx]They’ll never hear the Logs leave the Bow :D

    September 19, 2008 at 2:30 am #521712 Back to Top REPORT
    deerhammer
    deerhammer

    Joined: 7/3/2008
    250 fps or 350 , couldn’t care less.
    Consistent accuracy at 30 yds. = meat.
    September 19, 2008 at 2:36 am #521713 Back to Top REPORT
    leatherneck
    leatherneck

    Joined: 8/27/2006
    I have a need for speed for deer … [=}=]
    I believe reaction time deer have is crucial
    now for bigger animals elk, moose etc. Perhaps a
    slower flying 2×4 is crucial :thumbup
    September 19, 2008 at 5:09 am #521714 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

    Age: 71
    Joined: 10/3/2006
    Location: Colorado
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    I have a need for speed for deer … [=}=]
    I believe reaction time deer have is crucial
    now for bigger animals elk, moose etc. Perhaps a
    slower flying 2×4 is crucial :thumbup[/quote:1epghxia]
    In my limited experience, larger game would rather stand their ground and fight than run, it has little to do with reaction time, more to do with a kick-$$$ attitude. I’ve been face to face with several black bear over an elk carcass and can’t imagine them ‘string jumping’. Shot several bulls that never so much as flinched until the arrow hit them, seen video of bull Moose taking an arrow in the side and just turning to put the Smack on whoever shot the arrow.

    Once I learned to ‘read’ Whitetail and not take shots when they were alerted, I never had any ‘string jump’ the arrow. Speed is nice, but its not the panacea. [=}=]

    September 19, 2008 at 8:46 am #521715 Back to Top REPORT
    kill-em-all
    KILL EM ALL

    Joined: 1/18/2006
    If you need speed that much shoot a bowtech or a PSE X-force
    I myself like speed like I stated efore but like smooth and quiet better
    I am shooting 296 out of my XT and 303 with my S2 thats more than enough for me [=}=]
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