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kbaird83
01-06-2010, 07:04 AM
2009 martin bengal 29" draw, 60#, 419g arrow weight beeman ics w/ blazers, NAP quicktune 360, NAP speed nock w/ d loop, tubeless peep, nap spider silencers with speed balls can anyone give me a rough fps?

Spiker
01-06-2010, 08:51 AM
I would say about 240fps. You have a lot of weight on the string.

Jake-the-snake
01-06-2010, 09:36 AM
240-250...too much weight on the string, and your arrow is way to heavy for 60# if you were shooting 70# you might get to 255

bfisher
01-06-2010, 09:47 AM
2009 martin bengal 29" draw, 60#, 419g arrow weight beeman ics w/ blazers, NAP quicktune 360, NAP speed nock w/ d loop, tubeless peep, nap spider silencers with speed balls can anyone give me a rough fps?

How come everybody beats me to it. I was going to say 240, but now I have looked better and have to say about 235. Hey, we all take a shot at something different maybe one of us will be right.

bengal42
01-06-2010, 11:43 AM
My 2008 Bengal,29" draw,60#,400 grain arrow,shurz-a-peep,2 string leeches and d-loop is 240fps.

timtim146
01-06-2010, 02:19 PM
Hmm i say that is correct too. You could pick up about 2-3fps by getting rid of that rest tho. I know people who like them but i have one and its got quite a bit of dust on it lol

kbaird83
01-06-2010, 04:16 PM
got it set up this evening. got rid of the nock completely and just went with a d-loop, G5 peep, and leeches. went with a whisker biscuit. crono'd at 273fps. dropping to a lighter arrow soon. going to something in the 8.5gpi range with the rages, 2" vanes, and speed nocks and see what i can pick up off that set up. oh yeah they got it cranked up to 63 aswell.

kbaird83
01-06-2010, 04:20 PM
and the 419g arrow weight was with it all set up. nock, vanes and broadhead

jb24333
01-07-2010, 05:40 AM
my 09 bengal on 70# shot a 375 grain arrow at 29inch draw at 274fps?

im going to shoot lighter poundage and arrows and see if it shoots any better with like 60# and closer too a 300 grain arrow to see if it shoots faster or slower than on a70# with the 350 grains.

Does anyone know it a bow shoots better on lower # or higher on the 09 Bengal?

drevilmike77
01-07-2010, 10:25 AM
my 09 bengal on 70# shot a 375 grain arrow at 29inch draw at 274fps?

im going to shoot lighter poundage and arrows and see if it shoots any better with like 60# and closer too a 300 grain arrow to see if it shoots faster or slower than on a70# with the 350 grains.

Does anyone know it a bow shoots better on lower # or higher on the 09 Bengal?

mine did 267 at 28" with a 374 grain arrow at 66Lbs.

Spiker
01-07-2010, 02:26 PM
273fps at 63# 29dl and a 419gn. arrow?

kbaird83
01-07-2010, 02:57 PM
how much do you have on your string? all i have is a loop and a light g5 peep. tubeless. the ibo is bare string 70# and 29" draw lenth with a 350g arrow. and thats 320 and its usually +/- 1-3 fps for every pound you change it. the guy at the shop i went to said he has seen them shoot in the 280's w/ a 8.5 (roughly) gpi arrow and the same string set up i went with.

kbaird83
01-07-2010, 03:20 PM
i guess it would make more sense but i didnt think about it until now. he was shooting with out tips at a back drop. so minus 100g roughly 319g arrow.

golfisserious
01-08-2010, 09:48 AM
i guess it would make more sense but i didnt think about it until now. he was shooting with out tips at a back drop. so minus 100g roughly 319g arrow.


I would inspect your arrows like a nazi, before shooting them again, I think carbon likes something to help it enter an object, not a blunt stop. I have seen alluminums bend, being shot into backdrop with no tip; That said, I have only ever seen one carbon arrow explode when shot, and it was not a pretty sight, I look mine over everytime they hit something firmer than a soft target...and I retire broadhead and arrow when it makes a kill...
In my garage, I have target set up with a 4ft square piece of 1/2 in plywood behind it, and on occasion an arrow will pass all the way through and bump the wood, I use my brightest flashlight to look it over, then torque it each direction, while holding it to the light...
The arrow i saw explode was fall 2008, at deer camp we were shooting into doubled hay bales, my buddies hoyt shoots his fat boy hunting arrow at 312fps, I don't know the weight, at any rate, the bales started getting soft by the end of the week, and one of his passed through and hit a tree behind it, only sticking the broadhead in about 1/4 to 3/8 inch in the bark... he pulled it out, effortlessly and we walked back and were shooting again, about 3/4 of the way up the arrow toward the tip it splintered the back of the arrow shot wildly out and up to the left and the tip went forward, down, and right, both at blazing speeds, never did find the tip...he is lucky that arrow didn't shred his hand/wrist, he had strands of carbon in his arm protector, he was lucky, very lucky.

better safe than sorry

as for arrow speed, my old 2005 orion magnum with 60# limbs, maxed out with a g5 meta peep and d loop, with 12 twists in the control cable is shooting 286fps with a 100 grain tip and a 214gr easton flatline 400 (paper tunes perfectly at 10 yds), through a whisker bisquit, I am using barracuda strings, 1/4 inch shorter (stretched) than factory, I gained 31fps when I put the shorter string on, everyone I have talked to says it will eventually kill the limbs, (when I am not going to use it for a few days I relax the limbs by 12 turns, when I want to use it, I torque them to 45 ft/lbs with my snap on digital torque wrench) but I only paid a little over a bill for the bow anyway, so its no big deal to me, I am getting 66#'s of draw weight now, moved to an f-7 module and am getting 29 1/8" draw length on the longest setting. Better yet I am even under the recommended 5gpi, and it is suprisingly quiet. At one point, with 27 twists in the old control cable, I got the bow up to 293fps, but is was pretty noisy in that range, as well as the riser wanted to twist in the hand a little at release, it was difficult to group any better than a pie plate at 40yds.

to each his own

kbaird83
01-09-2010, 01:07 PM
so i shot it for the first time today. what a great bow! fairly speedy. not a rocket by any means but plenty fast. smooth draw. takes a little pull to start but very smooth. holds well at full draw. felt very very good in the hand! great grip, comfortable and light. no noticed vibration in the hand or twist when shot. very stable. the thing that inpressed me the most though.. this is hands down the quietest bow i have ever shot. silent i would even say. the only sound i heard was the arrow smacking the target. for 600 bucks this would be a great bow for under 400 this is a AWESOME bow. easily will hold with much higher priced bows. highly reccomend this bow to anyone.