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    Question What does everyone think of my arrow speed?

    I have just put all my specs into an arrow speed calculator and it tells me that the speed of my 07 Jaguar(IBO: 310 fps, Arrow weight: 420 grains approx., draw length: 27.5, draw weight: 62lb. approx.) is approx. 238.4fps. So I am wondering, is this a good or bad speed for this bow? This of course is my hunting setup. Also, does my custom string with less strands make the bow faster?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch~n~Son Archery View Post
    I have just put all my specs into an arrow speed calculator and it tells me that the speed of my 07 Jaguar(IBO: 310 fps, Arrow weight: 420 grains approx., draw length: 27.5, draw weight: 62lb. approx.) is approx. 238.4fps. So I am wondering, is this a good or bad speed for this bow? This of course is my hunting setup. Also, does my custom string with less strands make the bow faster?
    With that heavy of a arrow 238.4fps. is very good speed, and yes a string with less strands can make a bow faster, but it depends on the string material.

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    I have a BCY 8125 string on my bow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch~n~Son Archery View Post
    I have a BCY 8125 string on my bow.
    BCY 8125 is one of the fastest strings you can get, so yes with that string less strands is faster. and it is the string I use more then any other.

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    I have the same bow with stock string 27" draw set at 68lbs
    383grain arrow has string spiders tube peep shoots 255 fps
    hunting set up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryp View Post
    I have the same bow with stock string 27" draw set at 68lbs
    383grain arrow has string spiders tube peep shoots 255 fps
    hunting set up
    your arrow is 37gr lighter and you have 6lb more draw weight, and your only 17fps faster, that much arrow weight is a lot.
    Last edited by RogerSr; 01-10-2010 at 11:12 AM.

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    Not to get off subject but just upgraded to a 2010 firecat tr2 pro x
    27.5 set at 60 lbs same arrows 383 gr gets same speed as my other one.
    At 8lbs less draw weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryp View Post
    Not to get off subject but just upgraded to a 2010 firecat tr2 pro x
    27.5 set at 60 lbs same arrows 383 gr gets same speed as my other one.
    At 8lbs less draw weight.
    You might want to wrap your cams up a little more, even with that heavy
    of a arrow I think you might get more then that, you don't need that heavy of a arrow not in the lower 48.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryp View Post
    I have the same bow with stock string 27" draw set at 68lbs
    383grain arrow has string spiders tube peep shoots 255 fps
    hunting set up
    I can see a few reasons as to why your Jaguar isn't much faster than mine. For starters, you have a stock string. I have a BCY 8125 string, and as RogerSr said it is faster than stock. Second, you have string silencers which slows down the string a few FPS. I have a custom made STS, so I have no silencers. Third, even though this is a small reason, your draw length is a half-inch shorter than mine. Put all those reasons with your 383 grain arrow, and that should be why your bow isn't much faster.
    Last edited by Hutch~n~Son Archery; 01-10-2010 at 03:22 PM. Reason: Missing info

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    switch to ludicrous speed

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