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Question for bow hunters

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by DonGlock26, Oct 28, 2002.

  1. DonGlock26

    DonGlock26

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    What is the minimum range of a bow. Does it take a certain distance for an arrow to reach maximum velocity?
     
  2. BWR55

    BWR55 Re-member

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    Maximum velocity should be at the point the arrow leaves the string I would think. After that there is nothing to push the arrow to a higher speed than it is already traveling. Minimum distance could be only a few feet.
     

  3. Dogbite

    Dogbite DNT TREAD ON ME

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    Brw is correct--maybe a couple of feet is min--If an animal is up this close on you--i wanna hear the story!!! ;P
     
  4. shrpshtr

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    i'll agree with the previous two replies...especially with DWR's comment about nothing applying force to the arrow once it leaves the string. i minimum distance would probably be the length of the arrow you use in front of the bow. you would want to make sure it has room to leave the rest for smooth and accurate release. i have shot some pretty close distances and not had any problems...maybe 3 yards was the closest.