How Do You Tell How Fast Your Bow Shoots?

How do I determine my bow speed?

Archery calculator principlesFor every inch of draw length under 30″, subtract 10 ft/s from the IBO value.For every inch of draw length above 30″, add 10 ft/s to the IBO value.For every 3 grains of total arrow weight above draw weight multiplied by 5, subtract 1 ft/s from the IBO value.More items….

How fast does a 70 lb bow shoot?

270 FPSIf you are using a 70 lbs. draw weight, your compound bow would have a 270 FPS.

How fast does a 30lb bow shoot?

usually can shoot with maximum speeds of 180 to 200 fps. However it is quite common that they shoot below 150 fps.

How far can a 60 lb bow shoot?

Registered. I shoot 60 and 65 and I would at 60 yards no question. But I prefer 40 yards or less if I can. That being said I do know people who have taken elk even further.

How fast can a modern bow shoot?

200 miles per hourWhile modern bows can shoot arrows up to 400 yards at speeds of more than 200 miles per hour, the bow is a short-range hunting tool.

How fast does the average bow shoot?

The speed of an arrow shot from a compound bow varies depending mainly on the type of compound bow, its draw length, draw weight, and the weight of the arrow. Most contemporary compound bows shoot at a speed between 300 and 340 feet per second. There are many factors that go into making a bow fast.

How fast does a 40 lb bow shoot?

The nock attaches to the string and when you release the string, those 40 lbs are set free. The string launches the arrow forward and transfers the energy from the string to the arrow, which is now travelling at around 240+ fps. This is where the broadhead comes in.

Do heavier arrows fly better?

Arrows come in three weight categories: light, midweight and heavy. Lighter arrows fly faster and can group more tightly, but they’re often harder to tune. Heavier arrows fly slower but resist wind better and penetrate deeper. Shooting the wrong arrow weight for a bow can damage equipment and harm the archer.

How fast does a 50 lb recurve bow shoot?

Wildman, on average the 50# to 55# recurves shoot 175 fps.. I tend to agree you need a little heavier arrow, about 550 grains. To answer your question. All my recurves shoot between 160 and 200 fps with arrows that match and are of good weight.