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    What is/was the fastest compound bow ever made?

    It seems that they all have hit a wall in speeds. Is 350-360 IBO the fastest or has there been faster?



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    Mass produced or prototypes?
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    Pse Omen 366. ?

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    PSE Omen is the fastest IBO bow to be produced... @ 366 fps...

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    APA is also up there. The new 2011 king cobra has an IBO of around 360
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    winchester had one that they decided not to release I think it was something like 373

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    The Omen and the XLR8 are the fastest bows made. They have been tested side by side and shoot within a 1-2 fps. either way. The APA King Cobra is rated at 360 but haven't seen one do the IBO speeds yet close but not as fast as the other 2.

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    I tested bows for speed (off the rack) for the last dozen years or so and the fastest (to date) at 60 was the Mathews Monster.
    Second fastest was the Botech Black Knight.
    10fps difference between the two and nearly ten years apart in time period

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    Quote Originally Posted by sagecreek View Post
    Mass produced or prototypes?
    production bows.

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    I know Kevin Strothers got a bow to do over 600 fps for the world record.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr_kid View Post
    production bows.
    production

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    Someone has a weird Destroyer that does like 370 something.
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    High Country had a bow that shot past 400 fps. That wasn't IBO but it was an arrow wieght that was covered by thier warranty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duda View Post
    High Country had a bow that shot past 400 fps. That wasn't IBO but it was an arrow wieght that was covered by thier warranty.
    exactly so why not shoot their arrows. the speed pro will shoot a tad bit over 400fps

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    Because its not safe for the shooter or bow
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    Quote Originally Posted by happyhunter62 View Post
    exactly so why not shoot their arrows. the speed pro will shoot a tad bit over 400fps
    Gave those arrows a whirl and busted so many, I had to give it up.
    By the time it was built, the arrow was only 40 grains lighter than my CX shafts.
    Added 10 fps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocMort View Post
    Because its not safe for the shooter or bow
    Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I believe High Country warranties down to 3 GPP. If the company says its safe then I would say its safe. If someone was injured and it was due to the company giving out bad advise there would be a BIG law suit.
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    How loud is a bow shooting a 3gpp arrow? SOund like a dry fire?

    Just because a speedometer goes to 160 do you feel like you have to drive that fast?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DocMort View Post
    How loud is a bow shooting a 3gpp arrow? SOund like a dry fire?

    Just because a speedometer goes to 160 do you feel like you have to drive that fast?
    I agree with you it cant be safe for the bow or the shooter to shoot and arrow that light

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    The OP wanted to know what the fastest production bow was so I made a few assumptions. One was what is the fastest bow without voiding a warranty. If I assumed IBO standards, I think an Omen is the fastest. I'm sure it sounds scary loud but if you want the absolute fastest production bow while not voiding warranty, High County has it
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    I shot my old high country excalibur at 91# with a 300gr arrow at like 378
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    Quote Originally Posted by duda View Post
    Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I believe High Country warranties down to 3 GPP. If the company says its safe then I would say its safe. If someone was injured and it was due to the company giving out bad advise there would be a BIG law suit.
    Not sure if they would pay the Dr. bill if a broken arrow went through my hand. Not really in a hurry to find out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocMort View Post
    How loud is a bow shooting a 3gpp arrow? SOund like a dry fire?

    Just because a speedometer goes to 160 do you feel like you have to drive that fast?
    Yes. Why, wouldn't you if you could? I have tracked my car quite a few times, and didn't quite hit 160, but I have friends that have gone faster. Trust me, there are a lot of guys with high end cars that have topped them out at much faster then 160. It just comes down to what gets your blood pumping. We live in America remember?
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    Quote Originally Posted by d_money View Post
    I shot my old high country excalibur at 91# with a 300gr arrow at like 378
    GOOD LORD that's just asking for shoulder surgery I loved my excalibur wish I still had it
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