How Far Can a Bow & Arrow Kill? IV8888 Explores with a Recurve Blow

Nathan S
by Nathan S

In a quick break from your regular powder-powered entertainment, IraqiVeteran explores how far a bow and arrow can kill. With assistance of Scott from WAC outdoors, Eric explores what an arrow can do.

Rather than just shoot targets from a distance, Scott and Eric put an arrow through ballistics gel and “Ballistics Bob”. The arrow only gets 5″ of gel (which they discuss compared to real flesh during hunting which penetrated 16″ of Hog).

How far (prior to watching the video) did you think the arrow would kill?

Nathan S
Nathan S

One of TFB's resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR's, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.

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  • Jon spencer Jon spencer on Sep 04, 2015

    Well, arrows were killing at around 300 yards at Agincourt.
    Now this was shooting flights of arrows at massed troops, but they were still dying by the numbers.

  • Don Ward Don Ward on Sep 05, 2015

    So why don't you guys just change TFB's name to "We're Gonna Link To IraqVet8888's Garbage Blog"?