Are faster bows wounding more deer?

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  1. frenchbritt123

    frenchbritt123 Grizzled Veteran

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    PSEREVENGEMAN Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Balance is the key. A 20 yard tree stand whitetail shot is just fine for heavy arrows. Hunt the west or shoot 3d's and a happy balance needs to be achieved. 50 yard elk, antelope, sheep, caribou shots are the norm. I shoot a 370 grain arrow @303fps/60lb.draw. Flat shooting yet the KE is still there. I can't remember the last time I did not get a pass thru. Heavy setup? Guess wrong at 50 or 55 yards and You have a miss or a rodeo. For whitetail hunting broadhead selection is far more critical then arrow weight. How many expandables get a clean pass thru? I want a clean and lower drain hole for blood trailing.
     
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    I think novice hunters seeing tv hunters commonly take 50+ yard shots has alot to do with wounding game.
     
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    I agree!! You can throw in broadhead sharpness to that as well. If I can't sharpen a broadhead for one reason or another myself I won't use 'em.
     
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    nealmccullough BHOD Crew

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    Agreed - Practice Practice Practice.
     
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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    The formula is pretty simple. Make sure your arrows are tuned to your bow, beef up the front weight of your arrow, and have extremely sharp fixed blade broadheads.
     
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    I think inexperienced hunters attempting long shots is a factor BUT FAR TOO MANY PEOPLE FALL FOR THE SPEED OVER EVERYTHING MENTALITY AS WELL. Sorry for the caps but it does frustrate me to no end seeing guys always concerned with one thing only with a set up. You can shoot the flattest shot around at 90 yards and still not have enough weight behind it to do anything...good read but inexperience is a key factor as well.
     
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    Speed Kills ;)
     
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    Practice is a must. I shoot a lot at extremely far distances, which makes my 20-40 yard shots easy. I think people don't take enough time to practice the situations that they will be in hunting and that affects the outcome. Or they just put the pin on there target animal and pull the trigger. Speed is nice but not needed.
     
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    DCthebowhunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I'm shooting 366 grain arrows and 70 lbs. Even at ninety yards I usually have to put my foot on the 3d to get the arrow out. Unless I hit it in the dead center.
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    This was at 90 and I really had to tug to get them out. My arrows hit really hard. According to the article I should be using 420 grain arrows. I haven't shot anything with this setup but last year I was shooing 45lbs and arrows that were barely 300 grains. I shot a deer in Dec at 22yards that was a complete passthrough.

    I think you weigh the pros and cons, a lighter arrows, (but not to light) is faster and has a flatter trajectory which means its more accurate.
     
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    Fitz Legendary Woodsman

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    I'm blazing arrows at an amazing 227fps :tu:
     
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    Whoa you can't even see lighted nocks at those speeds huh?!?! :P
     
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    Momentum is gaining........
     
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    I'm right there with you and have no issues with accuracy.:D

    Heck, I'm even using a single pin slider.

    sent from my samsung note 2
     
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    My slider is 3 pin :)

    If I dial it too far out, I'll get fletching contact :busted:
     
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    Yeah, you won't get much more out of a Mathews no matter what arrow setup you use.
     
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    yeah last year i used a small sharp fixed blade head. now i was considering using a mech. head at 55 pounds! now after reading this article i am going up to at least a 430 grain arrow with a sharp cut on contact head! and i am upping my poundage to 60 i think this will definitely increase my momentum and penetration
     
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    if you need to put effort into removing arrows at 90 then you have plenty of speed to spare. you should think about upping your arrow weight. it really can't hurt
     
  19. Fitz

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    Sure, sure. Has nothing to do with the fact that I'm pushing a 520+gr arrow with 58-59#s
     
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    {Lethal shots without wounding deer are every ethical hunter’s top priority.} Just like in any Sport ego takes over. Just remember 25% of Hunters harvest 75% of the game.
     

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