Are there any production models that can top 500 fps? If so where can I buy one
i have seen pse bows going over 400 fps, but not 500.
I dont believe so. 366 I believe is the fastest compound and 400 for crossbow. Dont quote me on that. I sure hope we never reach 500 fps personally.
Why do you hope we never reach 500fps soccerdan? The reason I ask is because I'm building a prototype that's sure to break 500, if not 600 fps.
I think it would be cool but people will attempt 100 yd shots and I dont believe it is ethical. Thats just me though. It would be a cool bow to see though.
pse tac 15 is the fastest crossbow and its only at like 450
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Defeats the purpose of bow hunting, we hunt with stick and string to challenge ourselves and force the extra work for the close encounters. A line must be drawn somewhere. I start to wonder where and when we will need to re-write the record books. the bows of today definitely allow for much more of a sure kill than those of the 1980's and before. While I completely agree with the need for ethical kills and I do believe new technology increases a hunters ability, I think 500fps puts a bow in the hands of that many more half-*** sportsmen that are going to take much more questionable shots.... Dont get me wrong though I'd love to shoot 500fps for the fun of it, but when i comes to hunting I think I'll just wait till rifle season.
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There is an ARC in ARChery, and I sort of like it. Now get an AIR-POWERED system to launch an arrow, and I think you have a chance, but with "sticks" and "strings" I think it's gonna be a stretch.
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I have a friend shooting a pse at 395, thats a little rediculous for a bow. But even at that he wouldn't hunt whitetail without turning it down.
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What kind of PSE?
I can see the mood on this thread has turned against me so this will be my final post on it, but to answer your questions: The limbs are gordon composites materials (GC-70-UCL, GC-60-UCB etc.) the string is a combination of Vectran and Endura 1512 and the KE of the whole thing is 293.48 ft*lbs. Draw weight: 72 lbs, Draw length: 28.9 in, brace height: 9 in I realize some of you may say its impossible to get 293.48 ft *lbs over 28.9 inches with 72 lbs but if you draw the bow more than once before you shoot it isn't. Believe me I've crunched all the numbers and run all the simulations and it's going to work, and yes I am a mechanical engineer but I don't have a specification in anything
A bow that stores energy from more than one draw cycle is illegal in most states.
I actually talked to a design engineer about building a similar bow 4-5 years ago. One that stored one full draw cycle through a ratcheting cam system, then released after the second draw cycle. You drew it once to pre-load the limbs, let it down, then drew it again and fired, as normal (but with 2x the energy). The results would've been crossbow power out of a compound bow.
I'm following you. I've thought this out many times, also.
The bad news for you is that it's illegal in most states as a "draw locking device."
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So how is a crossbow not considered a draw locking device?
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