Yep, its a marketing and sales thing.speed sells, thats the thing. If you put a bow that ibos at 320 and said it would only shoot 290 with hunting arrows, then it would be a hard sale. Its easier to let them find out on their own.
Agree 100%! KE, not speed. I shot a light arrow in the beginning of this season, 380gr, for a little more speed. My bow was loud as hell and I didn't get any penetration.All it is is a sales tactic .Lets face it what sounds better 245 fps AMO or 340 fps IBO. It is just part of the game that really should stop and catch up to the real word of hunting .Despite what is written on forums and spewed at pro shops by shop rats .Most hunters shoot 7-8 grains per pound no where near the 5 of IBO ands lets face it despite the speed saved me crowd penetration is what actually kills deer not an arrow that just goes in really really fast and only gets 2 inches of shot depth .Ask your self how many I only got 2 inches of penetration and lost my deer threads are on here.:wink:
X2.Even though I don't hunt with an arrow that is near IBO specs, there does need to be some sort of standard testing across all companies.
It would be a lot tougher to see how one bows performance stacks up against another if they used different arrow weights, draw weights, and draw lengths to rate them.