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boatguy
09-02-2010, 07:53 AM
Ok here is the data...

Bow = Martin Pantera Z cams (1997)

Draw weight = 60 lbs.

Draw length = 33"

Arrow + Broadhead = 453.6 gr.

Is this a good set up? I don't know the speed of my arrow flight, but was wanting any opinions on the data?

Thanks again.....

boatguy
09-02-2010, 07:56 AM
Make that 458.6 gr. for the arrow weight...

dragonsfire311
09-02-2010, 02:26 PM
If it shoots good for you and you like the set up, I wouldn't tinker with to much.

gibson 787
09-02-2010, 02:33 PM
If it shoots good for you and you like the set up, I wouldn't tinker with to much.
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I'll second that. I guess at the end of the hunt, If there's meat in the freezer, all's good.

Destroyer
09-02-2010, 04:02 PM
458.6 gr.

Good arrow weight for hogs. What is it shooting like, accuracy wise?

boatguy
09-02-2010, 05:14 PM
Good arrow weight for hogs. What is it shooting like, accuracy wise?


groups are nice all the way up to 45 yrds... 2" groups,,,

Destroyer
09-02-2010, 09:23 PM
I'd say 2" groups out to 45 yards is fantastic accuracy. Don't change anything! :D

boatguy
09-03-2010, 04:20 AM
I'd say 2" groups out to 45 yards is fantastic accuracy. Don't change anything! :D

Yea, I'm very happy with the accuracy,,, but I have no idea about the kinetic engergy... I don't know the speed of my arrows so I figured if anyone on here has the same draw weight and arrow weight they could give me a first hand opinion???

elkslayer4x5
09-03-2010, 06:29 AM
If you know your bow's rated speed, enter your numbers where asked for and this will tell you how much KE your setup has. :)
http://utopiaprogramming.com/ke/KineticEnergy.html#

boatguy
09-03-2010, 06:49 AM
Wow... wish I had this a few days ago... I'll have to save this on my favorites...
Thanks again...

Destroyer
09-03-2010, 08:16 PM
The only benefit to KE figures is that it gives comfort to some. I don't think they mean anything. :)

bfisher
09-04-2010, 08:20 AM
The only benefit to KE figures is that it gives comfort to some. I don't think they mean anything. :)

Exactly. KE is only a number as is bow poundage. It has more to do with comforting our egos more than anything.

Withe accuracy you're getting there's no reason to fret about anything. Consider that many people shoot and kill deer with long bows and recurves producing as little as 25 ft/lbs of KE. So much for numbers.

Destroyer
09-04-2010, 11:19 PM
people shoot and kill deer with long bows and recurves producing as little as 25 ft/lbs of KE.

Exactly right and its something that some archers keep forgetting about.


So much for numbers.

That's all they are, numbers. I can understand regulators wanting to have a 'figure' to use for a law, but they don't have a real world equivalent. Its not like they have worked out that KE amount = penetration amount. They just know that a 50# recurve will reliably take deer so we work out its KE and use that at its minimum. Does double that amount translate into twice the penetration? And on what medium? At what angle?

End rant (for today). :)