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Winner of Bowhunting World's Field Test of the Top 12 Recurves!
" Blew the other bows out of the water"

" Performance noticeably superior"

" Very pleasant to shoot"

" Superior aesthetics"

-- Mike Strandlund, Editor
Bowhunting World Magazine

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The Science behind a Bob Lee Bow

Most bowyers boast performance, speed, accuracy, etc., when describing their bow models. At Bob Lee, we like to base our information on hard facts and independent test results. And, we tend to be conservative in our claims.

BOB LEE GOES BALLISTIC!  

Bob Lee Bows has the distinction of being THE FIRST BOW COMPANY to test equipment with a newly-unveiled techy tool for archery: THE VELOCITIP BALLISTIC SYSTEM.

A product of Full Flight Technology, VELOCITIP features a micro-electronic arrow field point. Flight data is collected, recorded and delivered via USB to a "docking station".

This exciting innovation provides -- for the first time -- to archery manufacturers a precise measurement system at the time of arrow launch AND the point of impact.

Tests were conducted on two occasions by a Velocitip representative -- at a Gander Mountain shooting range and at our facility in Jacksonville.

What we found surprised even us.

We've always felt confident about the kinetic energy and resulting speed produced by our bows. But the test results confirmed -- and in some ways, exceeded -- our expectations.

Nice Numbers to Know:


  Bob Lee Takedown Recurve  

60", 49 lbs. at 28 inch draw shooting a 359-grain GoldTip 35-55 arrow

SHOT
DISTANCE
VELOCITY
at Launch (fps)
VELOCITY
at Impact (fps)
KINETIC ENERGY
at Launch (ft*lb)
KINETIC ENERGY
at Impact (ft*lb)
20 yards
206
189 34 29
25 yards
176 28
30 yards 162 26

60", 51 lbs. at 28 inch draw shooting a 394-grain LumenArrow

SHOT
DISTANCE
VELOCITY
at Launch (fps)
VELOCITY
at Impact (fps)
KINETIC ENERGY
at Launch (ft*lb)
KINETIC ENERGY
at Impact (ft*lb)
20 yards
201
185 34 29
25 yards
178 28
30 yards 171 26

  Bob Lee One-Piece Recurve  

60", 52 lbs. at 28 inch draw shooting a 394-grain LumenArrow

SHOT
DISTANCE
VELOCITY
at Launch (fps)
VELOCITY
at Impact (fps)
KINETIC ENERGY
at Launch (ft*lb)
KINETIC ENERGY
at Impact (ft*lb)
20 yards
193
177 34 29
25 yards
172 28
30 yards 167 26

  Bob Lee One-Piece Longbow (Stick) 

66", 50 lbs. at 28 inch draw shooting a 359-grain GoldTip 35-55 arrow

SHOT
DISTANCE
VELOCITY
at Launch (fps)
VELOCITY
at Impact (fps)
KINETIC ENERGY
at Launch (ft*lb)
KINETIC ENERGY
at Impact (ft*lb)
20 yards
180
165 26 22
25 yards
160 20
30 yards 155 19

PLEASE NOTE: Results will vary depending on a number of variables: indoor versus outdoor shooting, arrow specs, etc.

Bob's Wing bow models have proven to be enduring designs -- and represent the legacy that this early pioneer has afforded the industry.

Pictured at right, the Presentation I boasted an extreme amount of mass via black phenolic, a linen-based resin often branded under the name Micarta®.

This bow hangs in our lobby, where special mounting techniques were undertaken to display -- and support -- this very heavy hitter.

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