collapse
GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR GPS MAP Join us to help support Bowhunting

Author Topic: Help me pick out some arrows  (Read 2974 times)

Offline gutsnthegrass

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Hunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Jan 2010
  • Posts: 242
  • Location: Enumclaw
Help me pick out some arrows
« on: August 10, 2015, 11:35:17 AM »
I picked up a Bowtech RPM 360 this weekend and am in need of arrows.  I will be using this bow for hunting and 3d shoots.  I would like to keep the price under $150 dozen.  It seems like alot of the sizes are in the middle of a 340 and 400 spine.  I will be shooting the bow at 70lbs and 29" draw length.  Arrows will be about 27.5" long.  Any suggestions on good arrows?  I would also like to stay as close to 420 grains as possible.

Thanks

Online lamrith

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2014
  • Posts: 1489
  • Location: Tacoma, WA
    • Pyrohouse
Re: Help me pick out some arrows
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2015, 11:50:04 AM »
For cheap yet well spec'd Arrow check out Vital Impact from Sportsmans warehouse.  Available in all the popular spines.  Sportmans will cut and glue inserts while you wait.  $37.99/6 with nocks and inserts.  They are nice and straight and light in weight.  Serious high bang for the buck arrow
http://www.sportsmanswarehouse.com/sportsmans/Sportsmans-Warehouse-Vital-Impact-
Quote
Carbon-Arrows/productDetail/Carbon-Arrows/prod72221/cat100545
300 - .005in Straightness, +/- 2 grains Weight Tolerance
400 - .005in Straightness, +/- 2 grains Weight Tolerance
340 - .005in Straightness, +/- 2 grains Weight Tolerance
500 - .005in Straightness, +/- 2 grains Weight Tolerance
600 - .005in Straightness, +/- 2 grains Weight Tolerance
6 Arrows Per Pack

I do not have charts in front of me but gut says you will want 340 or 300 spine based on your draw weight and length.  One of the pros on here will probably know that right off the top of their head..

Offline andrew_in_idaho

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2015
  • Posts: 681
  • Location: Nampa, ID
  • Groups: RMEF
Re: Help me pick out some arrows
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2015, 11:53:18 AM »
 :yeah:

Offline nw_bowhunter

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2007
  • Posts: 1610
  • Location: Renton, WA
Re: Help me pick out some arrows
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2015, 12:02:47 PM »
carbon express maxima hunter 8.9 gpi. Great arrow/slightly more spendy for 3D shoots but good overall arrow. If you look around you can good deals on them. But with 27.5 in length they will be short of your goal weight. If you draw is 29 why cut your arrows to 27.5? Wont that be right at your arrow rest?

Offline gutsnthegrass

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Hunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Jan 2010
  • Posts: 242
  • Location: Enumclaw
Re: Help me pick out some arrows
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2015, 12:11:34 PM »
27.5 is about 1/2" past the rest.  For whatever reason, I'm not a big fan of having arrows stick out past the rest very far.

Offline gutsnthegrass

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Hunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Jan 2010
  • Posts: 242
  • Location: Enumclaw
Re: Help me pick out some arrows
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2015, 12:14:16 PM »
I was thinking about going back to the Easton FMJ arrows.  Just wanted some different options of what you guys like.  I also like the Axis, but they too might fall a little shy of the 420 grain target weight.  I am also looking at the Gold Tip Kinetic Chaos, but those will exceed the $150 mark for a dozen.

Online lamrith

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2014
  • Posts: 1489
  • Location: Tacoma, WA
    • Pyrohouse
Re: Help me pick out some arrows
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2015, 12:15:02 PM »
They are a light arrow, so you should be right @ the 425ish range..

Mine are 30.626", with std factory nock and 100gn tip I am 400grn, 11.4%FOC.  125grn tip is 425grn and 13.6%FOC.  Can add Illum nock to the 125Grn and be @ 434Grn and 12.4%FOC.

Offline Taco280AI

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2013
  • Posts: 1184
  • Location: In the mountains when able
Re: Help me pick out some arrows
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2015, 07:40:49 PM »
I have the RPM 360 and use CE Blue Streaks and just got the Reds, which I've yet to try. Blues are performing well. Just started into a new set of a dozen. Once those are retired, broken, lost I have two dozen Reds.

29", 100gr, 360grains total and about 398 using a lighted nock.
« Last Edit: August 11, 2015, 08:09:04 PM by Taco280AI »

Offline CarbonHunter

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Aug 2014
  • Posts: 163
  • Location: Carbonado
Re: Help me pick out some arrows
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2015, 08:02:03 PM »
I just picked up some of the hunter pros with the 300 spline for my RPM 360.  So far so good. I'm using a 125 grn broad head and have an arrow weight of 437 grains.

Offline coachcw

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jun 2009
  • Posts: 8451
  • Groups: Team getsum !
Re: Help me pick out some arrows
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2015, 08:08:13 PM »
Gold tip 7595's twenty grain insert wieght and ether a 100 or 125 bh
My wife told me that I hunt way more than I did when we first got married. I said yeah I know isn't it great !

Offline 4fletch

  • Older than old
  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Jan 2014
  • Posts: 1282
  • Location: North bend wa
Re: Help me pick out some arrows
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2015, 01:57:35 AM »
Gold tip hunters for years. Then I looked at victory brand arrows from sportsmans guide for $50 a dozen. Pretty hard to beat those prices. Victory pays gold tip to use their process to make arrows

Offline jstokes12

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2012
  • Posts: 22
  • Location: North Dakota
Re: Help me pick out some arrows
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2015, 05:27:15 AM »
Easton's Full metal jacket deep six, better accuracy and penetration than any arrows mentioned.  Youtube it.  Only complaint is the inserts sometimes it smashed in due to the reduced surface area inside the arrow. 

Offline Elkslayer89

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2014
  • Posts: 22
  • Location: Buckley Wa
Re: Help me pick out some arrows
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2015, 06:21:49 AM »
gold tip kinetic kaos just bought a dozen and I am pretty happy with the results I had the carbon maximas and did not like those at all I am right at 437 grains with the ballistic collar removed I am shooting 300 spine with 27.5 draw length and they are dead nuts

Offline Elkslayer89

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2014
  • Posts: 22
  • Location: Buckley Wa
Re: Help me pick out some arrows
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2015, 06:22:52 AM »
oh yeah try bowhunting outlet .com I picked them up for 129.03 shipped to my door for a dozen

 

* Recent Topics

Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #20 Cedar River Taxidermy $500 certificate by jackelope
[Today at 11:55:32 AM]


Fitting a drop box mag conversion to a stock by jackelope
[Today at 11:55:09 AM]


Whats everyone tinkering with these days? by BrandonWatts
[Today at 11:54:50 AM]


Anti theft trailcam. by Ridgeratt
[Today at 11:54:31 AM]


Huntingfool7 2017-2018 season by redi
[Today at 11:51:18 AM]


wtb-small enclosed cago trailer by kisfish
[Today at 11:47:00 AM]


Good Story by idaho guy
[Today at 11:45:53 AM]


New pistol advice by DOUBLELUNG
[Today at 11:45:19 AM]


Coyote with shotgun by AWS
[Today at 11:44:57 AM]


New Bird gun help by Tjkride
[Today at 11:34:59 AM]


Ruger M77 7mm Mag sale or trade for SCOPE by TeacherMan
[Today at 11:28:06 AM]


Vortex viper pst 4-16x50 by fillthefreezer
[Today at 11:26:32 AM]


Outback Canopy for sale (2013 Dodge 1500) by TeacherMan
[Today at 11:25:18 AM]


Will this pigeon trap work ? by beardog51
[Today at 11:24:19 AM]


New rifle! by h20hunter
[Today at 11:22:11 AM]


2017 Oils? by huntnphool
[Today at 11:22:00 AM]


Alliant Black MZ by floatinghat
[Today at 11:17:44 AM]


Trapping Marten by Trapper John
[Today at 11:17:17 AM]


Otter by Trapper John
[Today at 11:14:28 AM]


Fuel Pump/Filter or something else by jackelope
[Today at 11:13:13 AM]