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26" draw length hunting bow for more speed
« on: March 19, 2017, 08:46:11 AM »
Now shooting a 26" dl, 62lb bow, 400gr arrow at 233fps.
Any recommendations for a second hand bow that will get me more speed?
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Re: 26" draw length hunting bow for more speed
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Re: 26" draw length hunting bow for more speed
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2017, 09:55:25 AM »
You can find a few that will get you more. Athens ace, pse full throttle.
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Re: 26" draw length hunting bow for more speed
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2017, 10:43:04 AM »
Get longer arms.  :chuckle:
Sorry couldn't resist.

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Re: 26" draw length hunting bow for more speed
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2017, 11:38:21 AM »
 :yeah: but that sucks too draw cycle suck some times and finding bows over 30" is harder :tup:
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Re: 26" draw length hunting bow for more speed
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2017, 07:30:55 PM »
Hows this

http://xpeditionarchery.com/xcentric-sd/
Nice bow. Thanks.
Looking for a used bow in good condition
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Re: 26" draw length hunting bow for more speed
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2017, 09:36:22 PM »
Guy is asking 500 for this one. Found one for 400 too.
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Re: 26" draw length hunting bow for more speed
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2017, 09:41:40 PM »
Hows this

http://xpeditionarchery.com/xcentric-sd/
Nice bow. Thanks.
Looking for a used bow in good condition

Those are excellent bows my wife shots one and loves it What draw weight are you looking for?

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Re: 26" draw length hunting bow for more speed
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2017, 04:27:41 PM »
Hows this

http://xpeditionarchery.com/xcentric-sd/
Nice bow. Thanks.
Looking for a used bow in good condition

Those are excellent bows my wife shots one and loves it What draw weight are you looking for?
70lb.
I shoot 62 now.
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Re: 26" draw length hunting bow for more speed
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2017, 09:40:50 PM »
Just curious, how much more speed do you need?  for hunting?  I ask because my DL is the same.  I only get about 248 fps out of my Insanity (IBO 355), 60# & 424 grn arrow.  You can go up the DW but won't see much speed and will hurt your shoulder in the long run.  It's unfortunate for us short draw.

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Re: 26" draw length hunting bow for more speed
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2017, 09:30:16 AM »
Just curious, how much more speed do you need?  for hunting?  I ask because my DL is the same.  I only get about 248 fps out of my Insanity (IBO 355), 60# & 424 grn arrow.  You can go up the DW but won't see much speed and will hurt your shoulder in the long run.  It's unfortunate for us short draw.
Good question...I don't know the answer.
I shot an elk this year at 12yds and did not get a pass through from a 400gr FMJ with a SlickTrick 100gr head.
I shot a Bowtech BTX28 in the shop a few weeks ago and if you can believe the chrony, I got 264fps with a 400gr arrow and 26" at 62lb.
That's almost 20% gain and the draw cycle was very manageable.
The only thing between me and that bow is $950.
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Re: 26" draw length hunting bow for more speed
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2017, 09:34:12 AM »
The ace will get you to 260fps but at a cheaper price too. Step up the arrow weight with it and you'll blow through elk easy.
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Re: 26" draw length hunting bow for more speed
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2017, 11:06:34 AM »
Just curious, how much more speed do you need?  for hunting?  I ask because my DL is the same.  I only get about 248 fps out of my Insanity (IBO 355), 60# & 424 grn arrow.  You can go up the DW but won't see much speed and will hurt your shoulder in the long run.  It's unfortunate for us short draw.
Good question...I don't know the answer.
I shot an elk this year at 12yds and did not get a pass through from a 400gr FMJ with a SlickTrick 100gr head.
I shot a Bowtech BTX28 in the shop a few weeks ago and if you can believe the chrony, I got 264fps with a 400gr arrow and 26" at 62lb.
That's almost 20% gain and the draw cycle was very manageable.
The only thing between me and that bow is $950.

I have shot many elks and in my experience, if shooting quarter away, I will not get pass thru.  I have no problem getting pass thru broadside at 30 yards.  And I usually shoot my Admiral which is slower than the Insanity.  I learned a long time ago that going heavy is the ticket for my short draw.  Speed doesn't get the penetration for my DL.