How do you shop for arrow weight?

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  1. dannyj

    dannyj Newb

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    I read on another post that at around 55-60 lb draw weight you should have 350 grain arrows. Are the arrow weights on the boxes?
     
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    There is wY more to arrow selection then just draw weight and arrow weight . But yes the GPI, and spine among other thing should be on the box.
     
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    Also the weight is often on the shaft. Spine will also depend on length and point weight. So a shaft might be 400 8.4gpi. The total weight will be the weight of the shaft, knock and insert and point. So that shaft 28 inches long would weigh 232 gr + 50 gr insert + 30 gr lighted knock + 100 gr point = 412 gr. That's how it's done. Buy a scale and life will be easier.
     
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    Captn Kirk Weekend Warrior

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    I look for the lowest GPI grains per inch shaft then as said the length of the arrow and pull poundage of the bow will set the spine. I add weight with the broad head and inserts to get to the best FOC I can get for the targeted overall arrow weight. I shoot a Easton Hexx 330 spine at 28 in /70lbs at 6 grains per pound I add 100 grain head and a 50 grain insert with a lighted knock I am at 420 grain over all arrow weight. IMHO that is the sweet spot for mass and kinetic energy. QDMA has some good articles as well as Hunters Freind under arrow :thewave:
     

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