Bob Robb is just plain wrong in this article. First off his math is wrong, 350 gr @ 250fps =48.6 ft lbs not 45.2 . However, my main exception to this article is he is perpetuating one of archerys long running myths, heavier=better penetration. Being able to acurately hit what you are aiming at is absolutly the most important thing to do. This can be helped with higher arrow speed. The hardest thing an archer faces during a hunting shot is how far away is the animal. He states "a sloping trajectory isnt a problem" , how many of you have shot high or low on an animal? Oh wait there giant buck while I dig my range finder out! My personal hunting setup is a Ben Pearson Pit Bull at 72# with a 370gr arrow, I shoot 75gr Wasp heads and my arrows are going 325fps, this = 86.8 ft lbs and my arrows are stuck in the ground on the far side my deer covered in lung blood. The bear was also a pass thru.
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