# Quick Answer: How Do I Determine My Bow Speed?

## Will a 60 lb bow kill a deer?

60 pounds is definitely enough to kill deer consistently.

## How far can a 70 lb bow shoot?

A compound bow can shoot an arrow over 1,000 feet, but the farthest recorded shot that actually hit a target is 930.04 feet. Most archers stay within what is called the “effective range,” which is typically between 30 and 60 yards.

## Does bow let off affect speed?

Does let off affect arrow speed? No, not really. Let off only affect the draw weight behavior at full draw. The forces that push the arrow throughout its path, until it leaves the bow, are the same for any percentage.

## How do you measure the speed of a bow?

To calculate arrow speed, measure the distance in inches between the two groups of arrows you shot from 20 and 40 yards. Granted, this is not as accurate as a chronograph, but it’ll give you an idea. Once you have this figure, you can calculate the kinetic energy produced by your bow.

## How do I know my bow speed Ibo?

The IBO speed is obtained by shooting a bow with the maximum pull weight of 80 pounds +/- 2 pounds. The arrow used will be 400 grains or 5 grains per pound of draw weight. No required draw length. The measurement is taken at the bow’s point blank range.

## How fast does a 60 lb bow shoot?

Generally speaking, bow ratings are done at 70 lbs, but are more often shot at 60 lbs. Shooting at 60 lbs results in the bow performing at 3-4 fps slower, assuming that the arrow remains at 5 grains per pound draw weight.

## What is a good bow speed?

The quicker your arrow can connect, the more likely you will harvest that deer. Most compound bows have a FPS range of around 270 FPS on the lower to side, to about 330+ FPS on the higher side.

## How fast does a 40 lb bow shoot?

The nock attaches to the string and when you release the string, those 40 lbs are set free. The string launches the arrow forward and transfers the energy from the string to the arrow, which is now travelling at around 240+ fps. This is where the broadhead comes in.

## How fast does a 50 pound bow shoot?

Seasoned archers have purported that a bow looses 15 to 20 fps for every ten pounds of draw weight deducted from the benchmark 70. So, if you bought the version of your bow that has a 50-pound draw weight, you could be shooting at 40 fps less than the 70-pound version.

## Can you kill a deer with a 35 pound bow?

That’s not to say shooting adequate poundage isn’t important when bowhunting — it is, but primarily because it’s a large factor in the amount of kinetic energy a bow and arrow setup can produce. … But, a skilled shooter with a 35-pound bow is very likely to kill a deer when shooting at it from 10 or 15 yards.

## Does bow speed matter?

More Momentum An arrow that is moving faster will carry more kinetic energy than an arrow of equal weight traveling slower. This means better penetration upon impact. However, any modern bow shooting a relatively heavy arrow will have good penetration.