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Arrow Splitter
09-18-2012, 08:02 PM
So I ran my specs through the Backcountry archery calculator, and it said my approx. kinetic energy is 66 ft. lbs, enough (according to the general consensus) for dangerous/tough game such as Cape Buffalo and Grizzly.:cool::cool:

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Ehunter
09-18-2012, 08:16 PM
That should be more than enough for deer AS. lol Had an old g/f that got a complete pass through with a bow that was only getting about 40 ft/lbs. When I had that bow cranked up to 70#, it said it was around 78 ft/lbs KE. with my set up. Now I shoot most everything around 65#. Easier draw, and still plenty of energy left over to stick the arrow in the ground. lol
Another decent calculator is here: http://utopiaprogramming.com/ke/KineticEnergy.html#

Arrow Splitter
09-18-2012, 08:18 PM
Yeah, it's set for 60lbs right now, but after deer season I'll probably set it for about 65 lbs. It's just too smooth and easy to draw. Oops, there's no such thing as a bow being too smooth.LOL

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Arrow Splitter
09-18-2012, 08:20 PM
That calculator works well too.

ElkSlayer
09-19-2012, 10:34 AM
So I ran my specs through the Backcountry archery calculator, and it said my approx. kinetic energy is 66 ft. lbs, enough (according to the general consensus) for dangerous/tough game such as Cape Buffalo and Grizzly.:cool::cool:

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welcome to the big boys club......lol hahahahha ready to go after water buff

Arrow Splitter
09-19-2012, 03:28 PM
welcome to the big boys club......lol hahahahha ready to go after water buff

The only way you'll see me going after a water buffalo is with .375 Magnum rifle or similiar.:D:cool:

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ElkSlayer
09-19-2012, 04:17 PM
why you just posted you have enough KE...lol I see water bufflo hunting like this.. go out find said critter try not to get run over and shoot one...lol sure glad I cant aford to do this:p

Arrow Splitter
09-19-2012, 08:01 PM
Oh yes, I have enough kinetic energy, but I'm not that daring.:DLOL Example: "I missed! Now the buffalo is charging!!! RUN!!!"

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bfisher
09-19-2012, 08:17 PM
Oh yes, I have enough kinetic energy, but I'm not that daring.:DLOL Example: "I missed! Now the buffalo is charging!!! RUN!!!"

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Little Gonads!!!!!!!!!

Ehunter
09-20-2012, 04:15 AM
That's why you always carry a hunting knife AS! lol

elkslayer4x5
09-20-2012, 08:21 AM
Tried both calculators, I'm getting 300fps on one and 297 fps on the other, and between 78.8 and 80 ft/lbs. Not bad for a 6 year old 63# bow, now where you say them buff wandered off to? :D

ElkSlayer
09-20-2012, 11:33 AM
Oh yes, I have enough kinetic energy, but I'm not that daring.:DLOL Example: "I missed! Now the buffalo is charging!!! RUN!!!"

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No missing aloud when hunting dangerous game ..lol Barry will ban you and you will have to come back on as PANCAKE:cool:

Arrow Splitter
09-20-2012, 08:38 PM
That's why you always carry a hunting knife AS! lol7144 No problem.:cool::cool:

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typically8
09-21-2012, 01:17 AM
That should be more than enough for deer AS. lol Had an old g/f that got a complete pass through with a bow that was only getting about 40 ft/lbs. When I had that bow cranked up to 70#, it said it was around 78 ft/lbs KE. with my set up. Now I shoot most everything around 65#. Easier draw, and still plenty of energy left over to stick the arrow in the ground. lol
Another decent calculator is here: http://utopiaprogramming.com/ke/KineticEnergy.html#

Ok Ehunter when it asks for the weight on string are they asking for my accesories?

Ehunter
09-21-2012, 04:17 AM
Yes, you add up the weight of the peep, string silencers, D loop, anything you have on the string, with the exception of speed nocks. A simple peep like a Fletcher or Meta Peep and D loop will weigh about 20 grains. I think most people on average have about 28-30 grains on their strings for a hunting set up.