Friday, 22 October 2010

Arrow Speed Testing

I spent some time in the garage shooting through the chronometer, it's a bit tricky to get consistent results as the arrows are still flexing at short range.

The Ash Meare Heath style bow is fast, 147.3fps (that's just over 100mph) which is pretty good for a 36 pound bow (just measured it on the tiller after final scraping and finishing), probabaly my most efficient bow in terms of arrow speed /draw weight.
You can see how the heat treatment has accentuated the grain in a striking manner.

The Yew Longbow was 150.3fps (102.4mph)

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