ASTM F1544 - 11 standard specification for determining the rating velocities of a compound archery bow

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Source: ASTM International

This specification covers the testing technique to determine the rating velocities of an archery bow. Among the test methods are: force draw data, and the shooting test. The test arrow description and the test data correction are also detailed. This specification is not intended to provide any engineering or structural evaluation of the bow that would determine its fitness for the use intended, safe function, or any other attribute except as mentioned.

This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

Significance and Use

This specification will be used to determine a velocity under standard test conditions for rating an archery bow.

1. Scope

1.1 This specification covers the testing technique to determine the rating velocities of a compound bow.

1.2 This specification will provide only a certification of performance, that is, the velocities at which a given bow will launch arrows of specified weights under standard conditions.

1.3 This specification is not intended to provide any engineering or structural evaluation of the bow that would determine its fitness for the use intended, safe function, or any other attribute except as stated.

1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.5 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 4, of this specification: This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Index Terms

draw length; force draw curve; rating velocity; shooting machine; stored energy; Archery equipment--specifications; Draw length; Force-draw curve; Rating velocity; Shooting machine; Sports equipment--specifications; Stored energy; Velocity;

ICS Code

ICS Number Code 97.220.40 (Outdoor and water sports equipment)

DOI: 10.1520/F1544-11

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