I am posting this here, instead of the general archery forum, because after all the reading on AT, bowhunters seem more concerned with KE than target shooters. I am fairly new to archery and have yet to hunt, but next season I am going out even if I am on my deathbed. The questions I have came from today when I was testing my bow a bit more.
1.) I chronographed my bow, just 2 shots, (didn't want to waste the time of the shop attendant by getting a really good average FPS) but it came out 265/264 for an average of 264.5 FPS. Which I am not disappointed with. I am just wondering if I upped the draw weight to 70 pounds, what kind of increase could I expect to gain.
2.) The arrow I shot was 398 grains, giving me a total KE of 61.84. I plan on shooting 100 grain Slick Trick standards next season. Using a head that isn't cut on contact, should I be looking for more KE or is this plenty?
70 pounds is not uncomfortable for me to draw back, I have read and know that shot placement is the most important thing, and I am working on accuracy at least every other day. I am just wondering what others feel is "good enough" for humanely harvesting whitetails. Thanks for all the help in advance.