Arrow length

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  1. MoHunter

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    So I am new to bow hunting looking to go this year. My draw length is 30. So i was wonder if my arrows need to be shorter. Each time i shoot they curve. If so what is a decent arrow length for a 30 in draw. Or am I doing something wrong?


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    that is a big indicator you are using the wrong spine arrow (spine is stiffness.)

    What are you currently shooting? draw weight, arrow brand, series, and spine?

    Generally speaking, of all those things, length is the least important so long as they are not too short as to be unsafe. Most over the counter/out of the box arrows are sold at about 31"which is going to be within spec for your DL. But based on your post, your spine is almost assuredly too weak.
     
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    Allen company krypto carbons 350 spine


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    what draw weight?
    What grain head?
     
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    Which person are you talking to?
     
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    Nice catch.
    Didn't even notice I got a response from a rando.
     
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    "Curving" arrows could be many things.
    Bent aluminum arrows, arrows way off on spine, poor release if shooting fingers, facial pressure on the string or even the arrow, rest setup, nock point way off, fletching contact with the rest, cables, or even the riser, and improper form such as torquing the grip are all a possible culprit.
    We can only guess with so little info.
    But dnoodles is exactly right, overall length of the arrows really only matters if they are too short. Your arrows being "too long" is not your issue.

    A quick run down on what is involved to get a setup that will shoot arrows straight:
    -A bow that meets...or is at least close anyway...axle to axle specs, brace height specs, and cams are in time.
    -Nock point and rest set for "center shot".
    -If a drop away rest is being used, then it needs to be timed as well.
    -Arrows that have the proper spine.
    -A shooter that can execute a shot with reasonable form.
    -A setup is then usually tuned in some way, paper tuning is probably the most common.


    If you're willing to share some more details we will help the best we can.

    1. What bow and draw weight?
    2. Has the bow been checked for meeting specs and cams are in time?
    3. Brand and model of arrows, as well as length (throat of nock to end of carbon/aluminum), insert weight, tip weight, length of vanes and how many?
    4. What type of rest?
    5. Nock point and rest center shot been properly setup by a pro shop or yourself?
    6. Is a release aid being used or shooting fingers?
     
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    I say, embrace it. Curve it around a tree and utilize the surprise attack.
     

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