Arrowweight opinions

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  1. JesseHunts

    JesseHunts Weekend Warrior

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    What weight for an arrow do you consider to be heavy ? I shoot a 417 grain arrow but i also shoot a no cam so thinking of lightening up the arrow to about 400 but dont want to lose much penetration i was wondering what you guys thing or what is your magic number ?
     
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    I shoot a no cam with a 460 grain arrow. I prefer a heavier arrow regardless of the bow. :tu:

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    You can go light till the shaft snaps, it just depends on what your goal is. Each bow will archive it's best accuracy at a certain weight arrow. Just like spine, you have F.O.C. and other concerns in shaft selection. For me 417 grain would be light.
     
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    I'm not sure there is a magic number however in my opinion you're right there, 417 gr. is plenty while still giving some decent fps. numbers.
     
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    I shoot a 401 grain arrow, Of my last 3 deer, 2 were pass thru's, and the last one penetrated the entire rear ham, went thru the abdomen and poked a hole in the off side chest. Almost a pass thru, 24" of penetration. You are fine with your setup.
     
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    17 grains isn't even worth messing with....
     
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    Not sure why you'd change. My current arrows are 460gr but I wouldn't hesitate to use 400-417gr. Shot placement is key
     
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    I shoot a 440 grain Axis at 298fps. Seems to get the job done and it's more accurate then I can shoot it. I don't see where you would even notice a 17 grain difference, as long as your accurate, I would leave it alone.

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