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This is a discussion on New crossbow standard? within the Crossbows, Compound, Longbow, Slingshots, Airsoft, Slings, Blowguns forums, part of the Weapons, Protection, Self Defense, Hand to Hand Combat category; The old standard was 40 yards and under and 40 was pushing it. My son got a raven r 15 crossbow. Counting sighting it and ...

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    New crossbow standard?

    The old standard was 40 yards and under and 40 was pushing it. My son got a raven r 15 crossbow. Counting sighting it and hunting he has about eight shots. Results:

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    Seventy yards

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    Fifty yards

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    Thirty yards

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    At 20 bucks a pound, great deal.
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    Modern crossbows are incredibly advanced and reliable. In skilled hands, they can take game at 100yds.

    Great shooting there!
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    My older Horton crossbow is 305 fps its 30 to 35 yds max in my opinion. The rest of my family uses newer crossbows that are in the 340 to 360fps ranges and 50 to 80yds is doable.
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    The reason they suggest 40 yds max for an arrow at traveling at 320 fps is that it takes about 3/4 of a second for an arrow to travel that 40 yds at 320 fps. Deer have very fast reflexes and studies (and hunter experiences) show that in 3/4 of a second the deer will hear the bow and begin to move. A 45-50 yard shot may allow the deer time to move enough to make the arrow only wound the deer and the deer may escape and die a slow painful death.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawgrider View Post
    My older Horton crossbow is 305 fps its 30 to 35 yds max in my opinion. The rest of my family uses newer crossbows that are in the 340 to 360fps ranges and 50 to 80yds is doable.
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    What is the average or even the upper end in FPS for a crossbow or even a bow?

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    good, but this couldbe just a wee bit better. Should be able to take down a T-Rex

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