What is a good arrow speed?

What is a good arrow speed?

What is a good arrow speed?

Even with today's small profile, fixed-blade heads, most experts recommend a maximum arrow speed of 260-270 fps. Beyond that, broadhead planing becomes problematic for all but the very best archers. Today's fastest bows are awesome in their ability to deliver speed.

How much momentum does a deer need?

The unofficial rule regarding minimum KE to push an arrow through a deer is about 40 foot-pounds. Lower-poundage bows are slower than higher-poundage models. So, let's say the bow is pushing a 350-grain arrow at 265 feet per second.

What is a good FOC for an arrow?

It's generally accepted among archery experts that a high F.O.C. will fly with good stability, but will shed its trajectory quicker and nose-dive. An arrow with low F.O.C. will hold its trajectory better, but can fly erratically. Easton recommends an arrow with 10-15% F.O.C.

What arrow speed do you need to kill a deer?

If you're hunting deer, you don't need much at all. As long as you make a good shot, that is. According to Easton, a 400 grain arrow traveling at the glacial speed of 170 feet-per-second has sufficient energy to harvest a mature deer.

Do heavier arrows drop faster?

Yep, a heavier arrow does drop less, IF, shot at the same speed.

Can an arrow be too heavy?

The FOC can significantly affect the arrow's trajectory, especially when shooting a fixed blade broadhead. Click here to learn more. For reference, light arrows weigh about 350 grains, a typical arrow weighs 420 to 500 grains, and a heavy arrow weighs over 600 grains.

Is a 60 lb bow enough for deer?

For whitetail deer hunting anything above 40 lbs is fine. For larger game such as elk or moose a good recommendation is at least 60-65 lbs of draw weight. A general rule of thumb is that a shooter should be able to shoot a bow about 30 times in a row without being fatigued.

Is a heavier arrow better for hunting?

Heavy arrows penetrate better. The first reason why it's important to choose the best hunting arrow is because once an arrow leaves the string it ceases to be propelled. ... That force has a greater effect on the faster arrow (see Newton's Second Law of Motion) so it decelerates faster than the slower arrow.

Are Heavier arrows more accurate?

Heavy arrows simply absorb more of a bow's available energy, resulting in fewer vibrations and quieter hunting bows. ... All factors remaining equal, heavy arrows always are more reliable, more durable, than lighter.

What does FOC stand for in archery?

FOC stands for Front of Center balance point. This measurement results from the relative weights of the components used in the arrow: shaft, insert, point, fletching and nock. A properly balanced arrow measurements of 7 to 15%.

Which is better an arrow with more momentum or less kinetic energy?

However, always consider that a heavier, slower arrow will likely have less kinetic energy, but will have more momentum to punch through a tough exterior. In most cases, momentum will trump kinetic energy requirements. Additionally, the type of broadhead you use will make a big difference in the penetration equation.

What kind of momentum do you need for a whitetail Arrow?

For those of you who are shooting high-poundage bows, let’s say above 65 pounds, even the lighter arrows should have enough momentum for whitetails at reasonable distances, however heavier arrows will perform much better for you at longer distances, on marginal hits, and when you hit bone.

When to recalculate the momentum of an arrow?

You may also want to recalculate if you plan a hunt for moose, elk, or bear. Remember, momentum is diminishing as an arrow travels. And it diminishes much faster for light arrows than it does for heavy ones.

What do you mean by momentum in bowhunter?

To simplify, bowhunters can think of momentum as energy retention—or penetration potential—downrange. Another way to look at it yet is what’s required to stop an arrow at a given distance. Roughly speaking, momentum favors heavier projectiles while KE favors speed. The key is finding the sweet spot.

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