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    Typical muzzyman's Avatar
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    brand new model coming out in 2009 with a speed rating of 360fps.

    and they said crossbows are fast!
    i love the sound of a crossbow being shot on a fall morning. it sounds like....VICTORY

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    means nothing.. more crossbows are faster than compounds than not and that matthews cant hold itself drawn it has to be hand drawn
    i pay to hunt here....do you "pay to hike here"

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    what does speed have to do with anything?

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    higher arrow speeds offer no real advantage anyway when hunting due to the very short flight times all arrows/bolts have at the ranges shots are commonly taken.

    for example, it has been said that the average bowhunting shot is 20 yards so i'll use that range:

    hunter #1 shoots a bow/crossbow at 350fps, his arrow will reach 20 yds in 17 hundreths of a second

    hunter #2 shoots a bow/crossbow at 250fps, a significant 100fps slower, his arrow will reach 20yds in 24 hundreths of a second

    whats the difference? 7 hundreths of a second, that's all, not even close to making a difference in the real world.

    speed is just a marketing ploy that all bow and crossbow companies use and us hunters have been programmed through advertisements into believing that the higher the speed the better the product is
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    i totally agee with you that speed means nothing, it's just that in the past, some anti-crossbow hunters have tried to insinuate that the speed of crossbows made them superior to compounds when in fact there are compounds that are just as fast.
    i love the sound of a crossbow being shot on a fall morning. it sounds like....VICTORY

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    brand new model coming out in 2009 with a speed rating of 360fps.

    and they said crossbows are fast!

    But you cant draw it back at your truck and leave it loaded all day can you

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    Speed seems to mean a lot to the inexperienced hunter who thinks they are going to walk into the woods with the crossbow and shoot all those unpressured deer at 80 yards.

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    there are also alot of compound bow hunters who apparently feel the same way. if there was no market for very fast compounds the manufacturers wouldn't make them
    i love the sound of a crossbow being shot on a fall morning. it sounds like....VICTORY

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    #1 being the vice president of the UXBNJ.

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    Speed means nothing, so forget it...
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    Get the job done as fast as you can !
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