Modern bows provide the speed to shoot heavier total arrow weights while the archer uses just one sight pin. What a difference from when I got started!
The first archery shoot I attended was in the early 80s. The targets were large square bales of straw or cardboard with photos of animals with lines drawn where the vitals were. I had been introduced to archery my senior year at Bleckley County High School by my shop teacher, John “Bubba” Dykes. I was shooting a Bear Whitetail II compound bow, with Easton 2018 Game Getter aluminum arrows with 5-inch plastic vanes and glue-on nocks, a flipper arrow rest, 125-grain field points, a Trophy Hunter release and a sight with five brass pins. The pins were set at 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 yards. I have no idea what the speed of this setup was, nor did I know what my arrow and its components weighed. The broadhead I used was a Bear Razorhead with the bleeder blade, and it weighed in at 145 grains. The lightest broadheads I...