only to a certain degree. as you stated, advances in technology such as improved string materials, improved cam designs, improved limb materials and improved arrow materials will also increase upper performance ends in ALL bows. this is demonstrated by a few 70 lb compound bows that produce speeds commonly associated with crossbows with much higher draw weights. i'd bet that within a few years, there will be an IBO compound bow that breaks 400fps which is only an increase of about 35-40fps over the fastest compounds now.the compound has a "physical" built in restraint.
they already have. the stryker is over 400fps. the point is that there will always be technological advances which will effect all equipment. i don't see the sense in limiting the performance of any bow. i can legally hunt with a muzzy that shoots over 2000fps and produces over 10 times the kinetic energy any bow or crossbow can produce. theoretically, a bow that shoots even 1000fps can't come close to that so why limit bows. if you want to push for primative weapons, then push for a primitive archery season with no modern equipment allowed.the MECHANICAL advantages of an XBOW they will reach it sooner
I'm not pushing for a primitive archery season. I am wondering why they haven't set an upper limit? As for your reference to the muzzy. maybe NOT for long. There are indeed rumblings about them and their effective ranges expanding.if you want to push for primative weapons, then push for a primitive archery season with no modern equipment allowed.
Even shootin the Stryker you will find it's not much different than the other crossbows and I would not shoot over 40 yards with it.There are indeed rumblings about them and their effective ranges expanding.