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SgtStrafer 07-17-2007 03:36 PM

Compound Bow vs Regular
I know the extra pullies in a compound bow make it be able to create more velocity for the projectile but is it all that much more powerful than a regular fiberglass bow? How about an approximately 2 foot tall compound bow versus a 4 foot tall fiberglass bow?

Bidah 07-17-2007 11:08 PM

The newer breed of fast short bows are putting the arrows out there incredibly fast. They also need to shoot much stiffer arrows as a result. What this does is allow you to shoot flatter so you get more yardage.

My dad got a real taste of this once while filming for the Outdoor Channel. He shoots a recurve, with Cedar arrows. The rest of the group was shooting the high dollar fast bows, and he said these guys could shoot groups all day out to 80 with no trouble. Funny thing is that they were impressed with him since he was doing it natural without all the scopes and such. I forget what he said the fps was for those arrows, but I believe it was twice what a recurve did.

FWIW, I shoot a Longbow. :)

BunnyWabbit 08-08-2007 09:59 PM

It also depends on the poundage you are pulling on the compound in conjunction with the weight of arrows. I target shoot, so my arrows are the size of a pencil (longer of course) and I pull 50#. The heavier the arrow, the slower the fps of the arrow. At tournaments, the recurve shooters always get to shoot a little closer.

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