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Re: Speed vs weight...
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2013, 11:14:08 PM »
Great topic! This is something I push really hard. And that is to shoot a heavier arrow, especially with bows today that are producing high IBO's. A lighter arrow will allow you to shoot flatter at longer distances but are also a lot less forgiving. Plus you dramatically lose momentum at further ranges. And momentum is more important then kenetic energy. Best way I can explain it is take a wiffle ball ad throw it 30 yards at 90 mph.By the time it gets there its lots a ton of momentum. Now take a baseball throw it 30 yards but at 60 mph. It's heavier so going to maintain greater momentum and going to penetrate a lot better. Not only that, heavier arrows are more forgiving, quit your bow down, lengthen the life of limbs and strings. All my opinion though :)
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« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2013, 02:14:41 AM »
I have been at it for 45 years and find 66 lbs is my comfort zone for elk.  Don't let the bows shops tell you that you have to shoot heavy bows that shoot fast.  Go and test each bow and deside for yourself.  In a crunch be able you can pull and shoot comfortablely.

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« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2013, 07:42:26 AM »
KE is definitely the key but if there is not much difference in KE I like to lean toward speed just because it shoots flatter. 

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