That would mean it wouldn't meet that definition.Someone get me one because:
A.) recurves shoot nowhere NEAR 225fps in general (unless the weight is up there)
B.) Compounds produce more kinetic energy and power
C.) there are much higher end "air bow guns" that show a true number of under 300fps with a 375gr arrow.
I would SERIOUSLY love to have one of these to test so I can shove their false numbers right up their asses. LMAO You ain't using this to drop any predator unless you're comfortable with that predator smelling the **** you just took in your pants because of how close they'd have to be for it to be effective. Wanna see how close you have to get?? I have 14 bows here and some are nearly 370fps. I'll set one up for you and we'll go predator hunting. How do you feel about 60' away from said predator?? LOL
Well ... forget the tests ... NYS already says that can't be used because it'd be considered an Air Gun due to the fact it meets the requirements.
Air gun - a firearm that uses spring or compressed air (not gunpowder) to propel a single projectile that is .17 caliber or larger and produces a muzzle velocity of at least 600 feet per second. Smooth or rifled bore air guns are allowed.