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    Hello,

    I am a total newbie in archery. A friend of mine was talking about bow efficiency calculator from this website.

    I doubt if this tool really help, or maybe it is not for a newbie like me? Tell me your thoughts please, is it important to know the efficiency?

    I found out that the tool maker has made a great video:


    So I was thinking, if I know the efficiency and constantly practicing to shoot, I could one day shoot like that.. but I still doubt it.

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    welcome, I use Carbon arrow university and or Gold Tips has one on there web site. Nice shooting....
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    There are some nice calculators out there, they are usually more for helping you to decide on what equipment may or may not work well with your particular setup. That way you can maybe save a few bucks on your trial and error

    Nice trick shot, I doubt a calculator helped him though; that's plain old hard work and talent! And LOTS of practice LOL.

    One thing I have noticed though, is that trick shots like that, that require speed of reflex instead of arrow speed, all are done instinctively! Just a thought

    Oh, and if I haven't told you elsewhere in the forum, Welcome!
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    My 3D target bow launches my arrow down range at 284 fps and I don't care how efficient it is. Get the picture?
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    Thank you for all the nice feedbacks.

    @tosi
    thank you i'm trying to compare the calculators i found here:
    http://www.huntersfriend.com/carbon_...alculator.html
    http://www.goldtip.com/calculators.aspx

    @ wscywabbit
    could you post some links to those calculators?

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    Great video,
    I am not nearly that good. I went to an archery shop today to get some arrows and was shooting. I got 6 shots off with my recurve when they were still working on on or two. My grouping were better. Recurve cheaper, less acurate, faster, and I can shoot in my back yard. Recurve is better for bow fishing, rabbits and birds. Compound better for Deer, elk and other big game. Wife would devorce me if I killed Bambi, so I guess I am a recurve guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StephanB View Post
    could you post some links to those calculators?
    Here is a good general use calculator: Backcountry Calulator

    There are some out there that are quite a bit more in depth, giving details on not only bow models, but arrow models, spine and selection tools. You do have to buy most of them to use them. I like to use On Target 2, by Pinwheel inc: http://www.pinwheelsoftware.com/

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevtech View Post
    Recurve cheaper, less acurate, faster, and I can shoot in my back yard. Recurve is better for bow fishing, rabbits and birds. Compound better for Deer, elk and other big game. Wife would devorce me if I killed Bambi, so I guess I am a recurve guy.
    I don't know Stevtech, she may thank you after you BBQ up some venison!
    In God and guns we trust;
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    • A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.


    2011 Onza 3: 70#, 28.25 draw (AMO), 384 gr arrow, 288 fps
    2005 Saber: 70#, same arrow, 250 fps

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