Old school, I guess...Contributors to this thread:
If you read my "opening day" post you will understand this next topic :) Any old schoolers out there ?. Old schooler being guys who shoot set ups in the 250 fps. range with a fixed blade head. We used to always say "you need at least 50 foot pound of K.E. for regular broad heads and whitetails". With my new bow I can get that at 60 lbs, even with my stubby 27" draw. I know my beat up shouldest like the sound of that !.
I used to shoot huge weight......80-100+ pounds. With todays stuff.....I just shoot 60# with a 420-470 grain arrow and the same COC heads I have shot for the last 20 years. 2 years ago I shot a 55# bow and clean pass through shots on 3 deer. 50# is fine for anything with modern bows.
That's wild !. I shot through the crony yesterday.I'm still getting 256, which works out to be a a little over 62 foot pounds of K.E.. I drop the weight to like 58-59 lbs. Unreal (*_*)
I shoot thru deer all the time with my 47lb palmer recurve and that is a lot less than 50 foot pounds of KE.
Good point Mint , razor sharp and perfect placement :)
A heavy enough arrow to do the job helps also. I only shoot about 170 fps second but shoot 500 grains
That formula is crap. I shoot a 46# recurve with an arrow that is a tad less then 8gpp of draw weight. Shoots right at 186fps. I shoot through most everything and even if I hit a bit forward and shoulder shoot them I normally get enough penetration to get into the lungs. Shawn