JShea wrote:crankn101 wrote:JShea wrote:crankn101 wrote:AppalachianArcher wrote:crankn101 wrote:Youre trading trajectory for penetration.
Penetration wont matter when youre hitting too high and too low. Its cool though, you can brag about penetration while grid searching for a deer thats alive the next day and 800 yards away...
You do realize that regardless of arrow weight, you still have to practice with what you shoot. If you practice and your setup is sighted in, trajectory isn't going to make your arrow hit higher or lower.
If youre shooting at a feeder its perfect but most people dont hunt from a feeder and wild animals seem to move frequently.
How many times have you seen on video "I ranged him at XX but he angled away more than I thought and was at XX when I released" resulting in a bad or no hit? Now add more "arch" and that multiplies the chances at a bad hit.
There is a reason most of the bigger 3D tournaments have a FPS limit. Its almost like speed has an advantage in accuracy when shooting at unknown distances.
The reason there is a speed limit at archery shoots is to make it more competitive.
If Tim Gilligham has a 32" draw and Danny McCarthy is a 27" draw, Danny is giving up 50 fps if using same setup as Tim. 10 fps per inch of draw length. Anyone with a long draw length has a speed advantage whether bow hunting or unknown yardage target shooting.
Thank you for agreeing with me, it really is common sense.
Kind of yes. It's an advantage in unknown yardage to be faster. Known yardage not so much. I hunt with a rangefinder... before any deer come in sight I already know my ranges within a yard or two. I setup for a 15 yarder preferably.
Anybody who shoots indoor vegas rounds shoot a super heavy arrow and super forgiving bow for accuracy so it goes both ways if you want to look at archery tournament side of things.
I used to compete heavily in IBO National shoots in HC, AHC, and then MBR . All unknown classes setup a decently forgiving bow and as light of an arrow as was allowed. I used the same bow for hunting but never the same arrow.
I'll add that the Koreans shoot high FOC arrows in long-range outdoor tournaments as well, and are proud of that equipment, and always place very well if not win with it. They're very consistent, especially in higher crosswinds. John Dudley talks about competing against them in a couple of his podcasts.