Myth: Crossbows Shoot Like Guns, they are too Powerful and are Superior to Compound Bows

Fact: The Speed, Trajectory and Energy from a crossbow is similar to Compound Bows. No Archery Equipment compares to thePower or Performance of a Firearm.

 

 


Firearms: Weight Speed Speed
30-06 180 gr 2700 fps 1.2"
12 ga Rifled Slug 1 oz 1600 fps 11.5"
Crossbow: Mfg Speed Arrow Weight Draw Weight Drop 40yds Drop 100yds
PSE Tac 15 402 fps 425 gr 170 lbs 18" 127"
Barnett Ghost 410 410 fps 425 gr 185 lbs 17" 121"
Excalibur Phoenix 305 fps 350 gr 175 lbs 32" 231"
Compound Bow: Mfg Speed Arrow Weight Draw Weight Drop 40yds Drop 100yds
PSE Omen
366 fps
400 gr 70 lbs 25" 25"
Bowtech Experience 335 fps 400 gr 70 lbs 29" 209"
Mathews Z7 Xtreme Tactical 330 fps 400 gr 70 lbs 31" 217"
Mathews Drenalin 320 fps 400 gr 70 lbs 32" 230"
Traditional Bows:
* Arrow Speed
Arrow Weight Draw Weight Drop 40yds Drop 100yds
175 fps 400 gr 45 lbs 105" 829"
195 fps 400 gr
55 lbs

86"

669"
225 fps 400 gr 75 lbs 64" 500"

Firearms: Weight Speed Speed
30-06 180 gr 2700 fps 1.2"
12 ga Rifled Slug 1 oz 1600 fps 11.5"
Crossbow: Mfg Speed Arrow Weight Draw Weight Speed 40yds Speed 100yds
PSE Tac 15 402 fps 425 gr 170 lbs 383 fps 356 fps
Barnett Ghost 410 410 fps 425 gr 185 lbs 392 fps 365 fps
Excalibur Phoenix 305 fps 350 gr 175 lbs 288 fps 265 fps
Compound Bow: Mfg Speed Arrow Weight Draw Weight Speed 40yds Speed 100yds
PSE Omen
366 fps
400 gr 70 lbs 330 fps 304 fps
Bowtech Experience 335 fps 400 gr 70 lbs 301 fps 277 fps
Mathews Z7 Xtreme Tactical 330 fps 400 gr 70 lbs 296 fps 273 fps
Mathews Drenalin 320 fps 400 gr 70 lbs 287 fps 265 fps
Traditional Bows:
* Arrow Speed
Arrow Weight Draw Weight Speed 40yds Speed 100yds
175 fps 400 gr 45 lbs 159 fps 151 fps
195 fps 400 gr
55 lbs

176 fps

161 fps
225 fps 400 gr 75 lbs 203 fps 180 fps
     

 
Firearms: Weight Speed Energy
30-06 180 gr 2700 fps 2913 ft/lbs
12 ga Rifled Slug 1 oz 1600 fps 2487 ft/lbs
Crossbow: Mfg Speed Arrow Weight Draw Weight Energy 40yds Energy 100yds
PSE Tac 15 402 fps 425 gr 170 lbs 138 ft/lbs 120 ft/lbs
Barnett Ghost 410 410 fps 425 gr 185 lbs 136 ft/lbs 118 ft/lbs
Excalibur Phoenix 305 fps 350 gr 175 lbs 64 ft/lbs 54 ft/lbs
Compound Bow: Mfg Speed Arrow Weight Draw Weight Energy 40yds Energy
100yds
PSE Omen
366 fps
400 gr 70 lbs 96 ft/lbs 82 ft/lbs
Bowtech Experience 335 fps 400 gr 70 lbs 80 ft/lbs 68 ft/lbs
Mathews Z7 Xtreme Tactical 330 fps 400 gr 70 lbs 78 ft/lbs 66 ft/lbs
Mathews Drenalin 320 fps 400 gr 70 lbs 73 ft/lbs 62 ft/lbs
Traditional Bows:
* Arrow Speed
Arrow Weight Draw Weight Energy 40yds Energy
100yds
175 fps 400 gr 45 lbs 22 ft/lbs 20 ft/lbs
195 fps 400 gr
55 lbs

28 ft/lbs

23 ft/lbs
225 fps 400 gr 75 lbs 36 ft/lbs 29 ft/lbs

Traditional archery data is based on average speed for draw weights of long and recurve bows
Hunting shots over 40 yards not recommended by the sportsmen's community
Firearms data from manufactures specfications.
Archery data from Pete Ward Ballistic Calculator.
Compound Bow data based on IBO Standard draw weights and speeds
Crossbow data based on Manufacturers rated speed