View Full Version : bow speed ?
01-21-2008, 08:59 AM
When does a bow perform the best, in warm weather or cold?
01-21-2008, 06:39 PM
Come'on- someone must know the answer to this. Does warm weather limber up the limbs and increase the arrow speed?
01-21-2008, 07:20 PM
I remember seeing it in a thread somewhere that a cold bow will shoot faster. I imagine the cold stiffens the limbs and probably makes them act like a higher poundage limb.
I'll try to do some digging and find that thread.
01-21-2008, 07:24 PM
Here we go. There wasn't any hard data proving it, but this is the thread I remember reading.
01-21-2008, 11:33 PM
01-24-2008, 12:13 AM
When I was shooting Archery Research I saw as much as a 20 feet per second increase in speed when my bow was extremely hot. Allmost too hot to handle, literally. Every second that the bow cooled down the bow got slower until it settled at 280-283 fps which is what I had it set up for. If I just pulled the bow out of the truck in the summer after the bow had been in there all day the thing would shoot 302 the first shot every time. I do not recommend anyone heating the bow up to get the speed. Dont even try it. I just had to though. The bow that I used to do this with has never suffered any kind of damage in case anyone is wondering.
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