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    • makesmoosecry
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      hey yal, wondering what is supposed to be the fastest recurve out there?? any ideas??? and lets say shooting a carbon arrow..if you know the details like arrow weight/ draw length/ pounds…that would be great. Im thinking about getting one for speed to add to my collection and getting the most speed i can shooting carbon. Thanks

    • lyagooshka
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      I’m going to go out on a limb here (pun intended) and say that if you’re only going tor speed, look at an Olympic bow. Speed and flat trajectory seem to be a must for them. But I could be totally off. Be well.

      Alex

      😀

    • Jason Wesbrock
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      Makesmoosecry,

      I don’t pretend to have the definitive answer to your question, but I’ll start out by saying the following is not my suggestion for any type of hunting bow.

      If you’re looking for raw speed, then you’re looking for something that will handle extremely light arrows. In that regard, I would highly suggest a machined aluminum riser and carbon/foam ILF limbs. These combinations are used by World Cup and Olympic archers shooting under 7 gpp tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of times per year. They’re also used by many 3D archers shooting 5 gpp. A good friend of mine has competed with a Spigarelli riser and Winex limbs pulling 5 gpp for several years. My personal target setup pulls 44# @ 32” and shoots a 242-grain arrow 235 fps. The nice thing is they are also very forgiving and accurate. Again…not even remotely a hunting setup, and I would never suggest anyone try that with a bow not build to handle it.

    • makesmoosecry
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      first to Alex, i got a kick outta seeing you are from Allentown, im from Bethlehem now living in Ky.. anyhow, thanks so far i should have said for a hunting set up!

    • makesmoosecry
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      I’ve spent some time looking on the net,,,think it’s the DAS…

    • David Petersen
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      Check out ABS’s (Alaska Bowhunting Supply) Qarbon Nano.

      http://www.alaskabowhunting.com/Qarbon-Nano-Longbow-C52.aspx It’s a longbow rather than a recurve, but still the fastest “stick” bow I’m aware of.

      That link takes you to a video demo where everything — arrow weight, bow draw weight, and series of three shots through a chrono — is clearly documented.

      The tested bow is 66″ long and draws 60# at 29″. Carbon arrows weigh 540 grains. Three shots from a Hooter Shooter average 204fps.

      times world champ flight shooter, O.L. Adcock. O.L. is a good friend of Dr. Ashby and of equal genius and arguably the most brilliant archery engineer we have. Expect no bargians on this specialty item. And before I’d swallow any claims of faster bows I’d have to see tests as well documented as ABS provides, with comparable gear. If you’re not hunting and just after speed for the fun of it, which I must hope, knock another 100 grains or more off the arrow and you’re approaching compound speeds. I’m thinking a who frequent this site have this bow. It does not sound quiet in the video, but with heavier arrows and string silencers I suppose it could be.

    • Catamount
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      The quickest bow I’ve seen lately would be a Bigfoot Sasquatch static recurve. He’s getting over 200 fps at 10 grns per pound at 28″. Some of the tests are posted on TG. Most Ilf type limbs I’ve seen tested are in the low 190’s at those specs. Second quickest could be a Eaglewing static recurve or a Whippenstik Inferno recurve. Some hybrids can be quick but these recurves are tops.

    • Jason Wesbrock
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      makesmoosecry wrote: first to Alex, i got a kick outta seeing you are from Allentown, im from Bethlehem now living in Ky.. anyhow, thanks so far i should have said for a hunting set up!

      Makesmoosecry,

      I apologize if some of the following is a bit of a non-answer. To me, and this goes for both target and hunting bows, speed is a priority, but it’s not the priority. You can absolutely find hunting bows that are fast and forgiving, stable, smooth, and accurate. You can also find speed demon stickbows that are better suited for shooting through chronographs than animals. I’ve shot several bows over the years that were extremely fast, but so twitchy I’d never consider hunting with one. I only say that as a caveat; beware if you buy a bow based solely on chronograph numbers.

      More to the point of your question, I’d suggest you go to the below link. It’s the web site for Blacky Schwarz, a masthead contributor for TBM who write all their bow reviews. You can sift through his online data for all he bows he’s tested and see how they compare on a number of different levels, including speed. Whatever you decide, always try to shoot a particular bow before you buy one. In the end, the most important thing is how it feels and shoots for you, not any of us.

      http://www.bowreports.com/

    • Stephen Graf
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      What J Said. He beat me to it. If you read Blacky’s reports, you will notice that a lot of the bows that claim to be the fastest, are really quite average.

      And for me, it’s not the speed number that’s so important as the efficiency number. This number tells you what percentage of the energy you put into the bow, actually comes out.

      In my experience, the more efficient the bow, the quieter, more forgiving and better shooting a bow is.

      Although I’ve never owned one, bob lee’s come up a lot as efficient fast bows.

    • coastalbendbows
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      Sid at border bows has really fast recurve bow to answer your question of fastest recurve.

    • Dan Jackowiak
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      I second the Border.

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