What do you consider a heavy arrow? How do these sound to you?

Discussion in 'Bowhunting Talk' started by Greg / MO, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. quiksilver

    quiksilver Weekend Warrior

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    The number of pins isn't the "issue." The gain is that you have a trajectory so flat that you can easily use one-pin to 40, without having to play guessing games on yardage. Just point and click.

    As your speed hits the 300 mark, increasing - you start to see some really tight pin gaps. There comes a point where you can just take the pins off altogether. It clears up your sight window and makes target acquisition a lot easier. Likewise, if you shoot a slider, you're not fumbling around adjusting yardages and sliding sliders while your buck is walking away.
     
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    I've shot one pin since 2003. My bow might be shooting 265 fps on a good day. I just know my effective range and hang stands accordingly. I am going to a heavier arrow this year, 502 grains total. Thumps the mackenzie really well.:d
     
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    HuntingBry Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I agree with what Quik is saying. I don't understand why guys shoot a hunting arrow of 360 grains. We've effectively established that momentum plays a factor in penetration and sacrificing weight decreases your momentum, no matter the speed.

    I've been shooting arrows in the 425 range for a few seasons now, by adding weight tubes to properly spined ACCs. That became a bit of a pain so I switched to FMJs. I also switched to Tracer nocks which upped my arrow weight to around 435 grains, but screwed up my FOC and dropped it below 10%. To counter this I used a tactic that Carbon Express is using in their built-in weight forward arrows. Essentally they just added a wrap to the front of the arrow.

    What I've done is taken 2 10 inch arrow wraps and cut one at 4 inches. I put the first 4 inch wrap on the front of my arrow. I took the remaining 6 inches and placed it over the 4 inch wrap. Then I took the 10 inch wrap and put it over everything. I haven't weighed my arrows yet, but I increased my FOC by 2% which is difficult on a 27 inch arrow.

    Greg, your arrows look great. I too am surprised that you're only at 11% FOC with brass inserts, but those arrows will surely smoke some whitetails this year and look great doing it.
     
  4. Rob / PA

    Rob / PA Grizzled Veteran

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    Greg, tell me more about your arrows and how you came about choosing the ones you have. Some of it may need to be said via PM.
     
  5. Greg / MO

    Greg / MO Grizzled Veteran

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    Just finished the Carbon Express Maxima Hunters today... no wraps on the end, and same 50-grain brass inserts. I was thinking the weight-forward design would give me even a bit more FOC, and it did at 12.3%.
     

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