JJHack- all the speed quotes are IBO which is 5 grains per pound. I'd have to unscrew my tips to get that. The absolute lightest target arrows with glue in nib points and peanut vanes would be close. My birth certificate on my Bowtech 101st Airborne gives a speed of 323 fps. With my hunting arrows, which are 390 grains or 6.5 grains per inch, I get 280 fps. My bow with 70 pound limbs gave me 302 fps with 420 grain arrows. You'll never see the posted speeds on the bows unless you are shooting knitting needles! I shot Darton bows for many years and was pleased as punch with 260 fps. Today, I can shoot a bow at 10fps less and get 20 fps more. I am happy enough.
I'm currently shooting a Victory VForce HV3 arrow with 350 spine that weighs 6.4 grains per inch.
My 29" arrows with 2" Blazers and 100 gr. tips total about 336 grains.
Arrow - 29" x 6.4 = 186 grs.
Point - 100
Nock - 14
2" Blazers - 12
Insert - 24
Total 336 grs.
My Elite Synergy set at 58 lbs and a 28" draw chronos about 287 fps. with these arrows.
Also, at 58 lbs., the 336 grain arrow is well above the 5 gr./lb, IBO minimum of 290 grains.
At 287 fps these arrows produce about 61 lbs. of KE while at the same time providing a pretty flat trajectory out to 50 yards.
I'm also getting excellent penetration with the Victory's and have obtained pass thru's on every deer I've shot with them.
As the saying goes........."speed kills" and that is certainly true when it comes to the modern compound bow.
A light draw weight with a fast arrow is my idea of an excellent hunting combination and the faster the bow, the better I like it.
Good luck to all this season...........may all your blood trails be pink and frothy.