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

and they said crossbows are fast![rofl]
 

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means nothing.. more crossbows are faster than compounds than not[eyeroll] and that matthews cant hold itself drawn it has to be hand drawn:D
 

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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.
 

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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. [wallmad]
 

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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
 
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