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increasing arrow weight?

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I’m using Easton FMJ arrows (400 spine), cut @ 26" with 100gr points and broadheads… How do I increase weight (add 25 grs) up front with out buying new broadheads?

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Chart for tip weight and spine?

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Is there a chart or any kind of measurements that can be done that will tell you how much tip weight changes arrow spine? Got a bow on order and plan on buying correct arrow spine for the bow, but say I wanted to try and shoot my compound arrows (CX Mayhem Hunter 350s). I know I could add tip weight to weaken the spine, but my question is, is there are a chart that tells you how much tip weight would be needed to weaken this arrow (which comes out to roughly a 340 spine) to make it shoot true? Or is it a trial and error type of thing? Arrow length would also have to be considered in the chart I’d assume.

I’m new to this but I’ve seen some posts where ppls hunting arrow setups are with much stiffer spined arrows than recommended with heavy tips. I know it will take some tinkering to find the perfect setup that has the correct spine, heavy for penetration, just the right FOC, etc. But buying multiple arrows with different spines, different weight inserts, and different weight tips, seems like it could add up pretty quick. Any help and info is greatly appreciated.

Thanks
David

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Can someone school me on proper arrow weight?

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Hi,

I shoot a PSE Mustang Recurve at 45#. What is the minimum arrow weight I should be shooting to avoid damage to the bow? My daughter shoots a PSE Razorback recurve at 20#. Same question for her bow.

Thanks!!

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Is there any truth or need to find “adjusted draw weight”

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Hey guys so I was looking through the Lancaster supply book and saw where Carbon Express had a chart for "adjusted draw weight". So instead of matching up the chart with the weight of the bow, poundage, and cams on your bow it adds or subtracts pounds due to let-off, tip weight, and the IBO of your bow. Just wondering if this was a good idea or just another gimmick. if there is some truth to it my 65lb bow should be shooting arrows spined for a 75 lb bow. And if it is true is it for only CX shafts or is it good for Gold Tip, Easton, Etc? Any Insight on this?

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Reducing draw weight on recurve

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I have a bear Kodiak that is 40 yrs old. It pulls 50# at 28. I was wondering if I could short string it to lighten the draw weight. Is this a dumb idea? How much shorter would the string need to be to drop the weight 5#s.

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Question on draw weight vs. arrow weight, and why I think most have it wrong.

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I have been seeing a lot of threads in regards to arrow weight and draw weight (in hunting applications), most of which say that when you drop draw weight you should, or at least most people do, drop arrow weight. To me this the total opposite of what I think you should do. I think that if you are going to drop draw weight then you need to INCREASE arrow weight to get the same terminal performance as someone shooting a faster arrow with increased draw weight. This has been shown to me more so through the example of my wife’s hunting setup then about anywhere else. I have seen her terminal performance suffer when we drop arrow weight down closer to IBO out of her setup. And I have seen extreme penetration gains when she shoots a heavy arrow. I have posted it here before, but I believe that when you decide to shoot lower draw weight, you are knowingly limiting yourself, and that is ok, heck that is why we archery hunt in the first place. When you shoot lower draw weight you are limiting yourself in regards to forgiveness of trajectory and range already so why not shoot a heavy arrow? What you are doing when shooting a heavy arrow(say anything from 450 up) out of a sub 50lb bow is turning that bow into a very powerful recurve. Think about how many animals including very large and dangerous one have fallen to traditional gear, and those guys thrive on heavy arrows and quality broad heads. I just don’t understand dropping arrow weight when dropping draw weight. Now I know there are exceptions; say you are already shooting a 600gr arrow out of your 70lb bow and decide to shoot a 440gr arrow out of your 60lb bow. That I get because your arrow weight, although lower then I like is still plenty heavy for most game. But examples like this are outside the norm. Now I would like to hear if and how you think I am wrong in this.

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Hunting arrow weight

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Hello all! New to the forum and just wanted to bring up a subject that has long been debated. First off let me say with no conciet or ego implied at all that I have been a bowhunter for 30 plus years and like many here I have a deep respect for the beautiful animals that I have the privallige of hunting.
I shoot fast bows and light arrows and have for many years. I shoot 65 lbs and 29" draw and my arrows are 27" @ 364 grains moving a respectable 325fps. Now I here alot of hunters tell me how my arrows are too light and wont have enough ke down range to take large game. Well I personally believe that old way of thinking we need 420+ grain arrows is outdated with todays bows. I blow through moose at 70 yards and devistate shoulder blades on elk and deer if i hit them blowing clean through 98% of the time. I shot a deer this season at 50 yards and had it spin slightly and litteraly blew through both shoulder blades and a set of ribs with a clean pass through. Just sharing my experience here and certainly not knocking anyones set up or opinion. Just wonder why so many hunters feel they need to shoot heavy arrows and believe lighter arrows wont penetrate and keep on going? Just food for thought! Glad to be part of the forum! Have a great night all!!

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hunting arrow weight ?

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I just bought a 2013 Elite Hunter. It maxes at 63 pounds and I have a 28.5" draw. I am not a speed freak but would like to get around 275fps with a 100 grain head. I am shooting Easton FMJ 411grains and charts say I would get around 250fps with them.

What is a good hunting arrow that will weigh in around 350grains with the head and handle 62lb draw weight.

Thanks

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