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pumpkinshooter
12-10-2013, 7:58 PM
How far can an arrow fly from a typical hunting bow? Not effective range, but maximum distance.

Tripper
12-10-2013, 8:02 PM
a bow MUST cast a legal hunting arrow 130 yards
as far as regulations go...
how far it 'can' go depends on the bow and the arrow in hand

Librarian
12-10-2013, 8:03 PM
Pretty far - see http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=197401

Don't feel like digging out my book on crossbows, but there's a bit at the end on ranges using special flight arrows; IIRC they were getting 600-800 yards.

pumpkinshooter
12-11-2013, 1:25 PM
Pretty far - see http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=197401

Don't feel like digging out my book on crossbows, but there's a bit at the end on ranges using special flight arrows; IIRC they were getting 600-800 yards.

Thanks for the link, I copied this from there:Interesting Facts

The farthest any arrow has been shot

2047 yards in 1988 by Harry Duff with Cross bow

1336 yards with hand held and drawn bow 1987 by Don Brown

594 yards with hand held recurve bow Mike Wilrich in 1995

pumpkinshooter
12-11-2013, 1:27 PM
a bow MUST cast a legal hunting arrow 130 yards
as far as regulations go...
how far it 'can' go depends on the bow and the arrow in hand

Whats the deal with that? Is that similar to minimum caliber for rifles or something else?

Tripper
12-11-2013, 6:27 PM
It's to make sure someone doesn't go get a little 3 pound bow and go deer hunting
It is a hunting regulation

Tripper
12-11-2013, 6:28 PM
With only a few exceptions, There is no minimum caliber for rifle
Mainly, Must use centerfire for Big game

OutlawDon
12-11-2013, 8:17 PM
From my target compound bow (not a super fast speed bow [Elite XLR rated at 320fps IBO] shooting a moderate grained arrow, 275fps with 350 grain arrow with 27.5" drawlength and 60lbs draw weight), I had some shots going about 360-375 yards. Nothing scientific but was merely for fun and curiosity to see how far it will travel. Keep in mind this was for flight shooting, not target shooting so accuracy was not the focus. When I do shoot for accuracy, the furthest I've shot was about 105-110 yards at SF Archers in Pacifica grouping about 12".

Bongos
12-13-2013, 6:20 AM
Korean horn bows typical target is 450 METERS!!!

wellfedirishman
12-13-2013, 6:22 AM
Korean bow archers shoot at a 150 yard target. 450 feet, not yards.

Lots of good vids on Youtube.

mif_slim
12-13-2013, 9:08 AM
I read way back that in the Knights days archers bow had to reach 550 yards to qualify for the troops... cant find source but this was back when AOL 1.2 was popular. LOL.

I just know that my bow is able to group better then a stock 10/22 22LR at 100 yards. :D

Librarian
12-13-2013, 10:15 PM
I have a hardcover copy of 'The Crossbow', by Sir Ralph Payne-Gallwey

Here it is, on line! http://www.crossbowbook.com/

In the appendix (http://www.crossbowbook.com/appendix_2_page_19.html), he talks of the Turkish composite bow It is beyond question that in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, with bows precisely similar to the one shown in Fig. 1, but of much greater power, flight arrows were shot from 600 to 800 yards by certain famous Turkish archers.

stingray4540
12-14-2013, 9:55 AM
How far can an arrow fly from a typical hunting bow? Not effective range, but maximum distance.

That's like asking, "how fast can a person run"

So many variables. What kind of bow are you talking about? Longbow? Recurve? Compound? What draw weight? People hunt with as little as 35lb. longbows to 85lb+ compounds. What arrow material? wood? Aluminum? Carbon? How big is the fletching? Bare shaft? 5" feathers? 3" feathers? Flu-Flus?

I mean the possibilities are endless. Just by changing arrows I can get different distances when I'm shooting archery golf with my longbow.

There's no such thing as a "typical hunting bow."