Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Arrow Selection

  1. #1
    brittfam is offline Junior Member Newb
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    1
    Post Thanks / Like

    Arrow Selection

    Hello,

    My son and I are just getting into bow hunting this year. For Christmas I bought him a Barnett Vortex Lite compound bow. I just had a new arrow rest put on it and had the techs at Outdoor World set it up for him again. I also bought myself a used Martin MagCat Jaguar.

    My son is also a Boy scout and is working on his Archery Merit badge. I notice that most of the "Youth" arrows fletchings are misaligned and cause wobbling in hit shots, which make him very inaccurate. I wanted to buy him some better arrows without breaking the bank. I already see him growing out of this bow and will need to get him another this Christmas.

    I was looking at some of the threads in the forums and see where the tip could be various weights and one even said that for low poundage bows a 600 spine(???) with 125gr tip. I am a little confused because I want his experience to be good and not frustrating.

    What is the best rule(s) when selecting arrows for him. I think I need to have them cut down to his size also.

    I appreciate any advise.

    Brittfam

  2. #2
    Tim Ainsworth's Avatar
    Tim Ainsworth is offline BHOD Crew Semi-Hardcore
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    NW Illinois
    Posts
    450
    Post Thanks / Like
    Start out by figuring out his draw weight. (How much is he pulling?) Go to a pro shop and have them put it on a scale to measure. Once you have figured out his draw weight then you need to look at shaft selector charts from what ever company you decide to use, like Carbon Express. The proshop will also cut your arrows for you as you need to have the proper saw to cut them.
    As far as fletching goes, your safest and easiest bet is to grab some NAP quickfletchs. Buy bare shaft arrows and just throw some quickfletchs on, you will be good to go.

  3. #3
    xtreme16's Avatar
    xtreme16 is offline BHOD Crew Die Hard Bowhunter
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Northern Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,179
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Ainsworth View Post
    Start out by figuring out his draw weight. (How much is he pulling?) Go to a pro shop and have them put it on a scale to measure. Once you have figured out his draw weight then you need to look at shaft selector charts from what ever company you decide to use, like Carbon Express. The proshop will also cut your arrows for you as you need to have the proper saw to cut them.
    As far as fletching goes, your safest and easiest bet is to grab some NAP quickfletchs. Buy bare shaft arrows and just throw some quickfletchs on, you will be good to go.
    This for sure!!^^^^
    Chase Larson
    a.k.a sweet16
    2011,2012,2013 BH.COM G2G
    Official Sunglasses trend setter!

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •