Arrow Performance

Many of our customers have inquired about how far an arrow will drop at certain yardages and speeds. The following are the results of testing we recently conducted. The arrow weight for this test was 400 grains and test speeds ranged from 200 fps to 350 fps. The crossbow was sighted in at 20 yards. We also include in these charts kinetic energy in foot-pounds for a specific speed and distance.

Use the chart and table below to judge ballistics information based on the speed of your bow.

Arrow Performance

  • Arrow Drop
  • Terminal Velocity
  • Kinetic Energy

Legend

Range (Yards) Arrow Drop (Inches) Terminal Velocity (FPS) Kinetic Energy
Figures assume a 400 grain arrow at 350 FPS, 20-yard sight-in
Crossbows shooting 350 FPS
10 yds. 0.75 343.3 105
20 yds. 0 336.72 101
30 yds. -3.81 330.27 97
40 yds. -10.81 323.94 93
50 yds. -21.13 317.72 90
Crossbows shooting 300 FPS
10 yds. 1.32 294.13 77
20 yds. 0 288.37 74
30 yds. -5.5 282.73 71
40 yds. -15.36 277.19 66
50 yds. -29.75 271.75 65
Corssbows shooting 250 FPS
10 yds. 2.28 244.98 53
20 yds. 0 240.06 51
30 yds. -8.32 235.24 49
40 yds. -22.93 230.51 47
50 yds. -44.13 225.88 45
Crossbows shooting 200 FPS
10 yds. 4.04 195.86 34
20 yds. 0 191.8 32
30 yds. -13.52 187.83 31
40 yds. -36.98 183.93 30
50 yds. -70.87 180.12 29